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Chabad of Lake Norman opens on Bethel Church Road, opposite future building site

Chabad of Lake Norman co-directors Rabbi Chaim and Chaya Greenberg with community leaders Budd and Leslie Berro

March 7. By Dave Yochum. Chabad of Lake Norman has opened a community center on Bethel Church Road across from the property where the Jewish congregation plans to erect a permanent center.

“Chabad of Lake Norman is founded on the values of community, connection and celebration”, said Rabbi Chaim Greenberg, who co-directs the center with his wife Chaya. “It’s a place for the community to come together and unite,” he said.

Address: 19701 Bethel Church, Suite 101.


Chabad of Lake Norman opened in 2018 serving Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mooresville, Troutman, Statesville and Denver. In addition to hosting Shabbat and holiday services, it offers programs such as Hebrew School and summer camp, visits to local senior citizens, and adult educational classes.

Rabbi Yossi Groner

With the new space, the Greenbergs plan to add lifecycle events such as Bar and Bat Mitzvah training, weddings and facilitating Jewish burial arrangements.

Rabbi Yossi Groner, the longest-serving rabbi in the Carolinas, spoke at the inaugural event last month.

About Chabad of Lake Norman

Chabad of Lake Norman was founded in 2018 to serve the local Jewish community. They are dedicated to building on the philosophy and mission of Chabad-Lubavitch by providing Jewish communities the education and resources they need in order to celebrate their culture and engage in Jewish practice in an easy and accessible way.


“Since Oct. 7, Jews around the country have responded to rising antisemitism and the conflict in Israel by doubling down on their faith and their heritage,” says Rabbi Greenberg. “At this fraught time, Jews are standing tall and proud, and the opening of our new center is a sign that we aren’t giving in to fear.”

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