The first in a long time, a Jewish center is
slated to open for the summer season
A new center, servicing the Jewish community in Montauk, will be opening for the 2018 summer season.
Opening under its umbrella organization, Chabad Lubavitch of The Hamptons, the new center will be directed by Rabbi Aizik & Musia Baumgarten. Together with their children, Sholom, Esther, & Zelig, the Baumgartens will relocate from East Hampton to Montauk from June through August. “We are ecstatic about this milestone in reaching out to the community in Montauk”, said Rabbi Aizik. “We look forward to connecting with the community and visitors, providing the one thing that Montauk is missing: a Jewish center!”
Inspired by the Lubavitcher Rebbe- Rabbi Menachem Schneerson- of righteous memory, the center will model the some 5,000 Chabad centers across the globe. The Chabad-Lubavitch movement seeks to engage Jews all over to explore their heritage through experiencing the beauty and richness of Judaism in a friendly, non-judgmental environment.
The center will launch with “The Greatest Shabbos” on May 25-26. “I enjoy cooking for and hosting guests in our home,” says Musia Baumgarten, “Food speaks to everyone, we all connect through food. This is a really exciting time for us.” She adds that the children are very eager to spend the summer in Montauk. “They keep asking me when the children will come to our house to bake challah.”
Children’s challah baking, community shabbat dinners, and Torah classes are all in the plans for Chabad of Montauk. Providing kosher food for visitors will be a major part of their work in Montauk as well.
The Baumgartens encourage all who are interested to reach out and find out more. Contact Rabbi Aizik at 631.377.0511 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Chabad of Montauk on the web at www.jewishhamptons.com/montauk. Reservations for The Greatest Shabbos can be made at www.chabadlaunch.eventbrite.com