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South Dakota is Getting its Only Full-Time Rabbi — and Becoming the 50th State for Chabad

posted on November 28, 2016

The Washington Post’s Julie Zauzmer reports that Rabbi Mendel Alperowitz is moving from Brooklyn to South Dakota to set up the state’s first Chabad House, a hub of Orthodox Jewish outreach that will now be present in 50 states with its South Dakota opening. The state has no full-time rabbi, but it has a small, close-knit Jewish population with fewer than 500 Jewish residents and three synagogues. Alperowitz says, “That’s our goal in moving there: to make sure there isn’t one Jew in the state that feels lonely.”

Read at The Washington Post