Chabad of the Central West End

Chabad of the Central West End is a growing hub of Jewish life in the Central West End, dedicated to serving the community with Ahavat Yisrael, an unconditional love and concern for every Jew — regardless of background or affiliation. 

Our mission statement? To inspire one Jew at a time to live their Judaism with passion and purpose.

The Abensons

Yossi, a Mancunian, grew up fascinated and greatly influenced by the stories of his immediate ancestors' life sacrifices for Judaism in the early 20th century in Czarist and Soviet Russia and then later in Germany, France and Israel. Enjoys deep conversations and is curious about people and life in general.

Goldie hails from Montreal, Canada, where her family has been instrumental in building, sustaining & expanding Jewish life and education. Loves keepin’ it real and good kitchen hacks. In between playing ‘Mommy’, she directs Chabad of the CWE and all its executive functions. Warning: likes to keep her freshly baked goods in the freezer.  

The Abensons have made the fast growing Central West End their home, establishing a permanent Chabad center to build a vibrant Jewish community .    

The Central West End

The Central West End, named as one of America’s Top 10 Neighborhoods, features an exciting mix of entertainment, shopping and nightlife. This urban oasis in St. Louis attracts creative spirits, young professionals, empty nesters, and families in search of active city life. Home to the Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Cortex and Forest Park — the nation’s seventh-largest urban park — the growing neighborhood has recently seen a lot of development in commercial and residential revival of historic homes and buildings alongside modern skyscrapers.

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