Chabad of Placer County is a popular center for Jews of all backgrounds who want to learn more about their Jewish roots, and wish for an opportunity to experience Shabbat together with their families on a weekly basis.
The services are traditional, and are conducted in a joyous, casual atmosphere. Children are included and most welcome. Many of those who attend cannot read Hebrew, yet everyone feels at home. The prayer book is bilingual and various English readings are included in the service. Song and commentary add meaning and participation to the prayers.
Chabad is under the spiritual guidance of Rabbi Yossi Korik, a warm, caring and energetic individual, who formed the congregation in 2005. The rabbi's approach is that Torah must be presented and experienced in a modern, relevant context and made available to each individual on their own level. Rabbi Korik and his wife Malkie are emissaries of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson.
An important part of our community is the Kiddush Luncheon that follows the Shabbat morning services, where friendships are created and nurtured and we celebrate each other's happy occasions and anniversaries.
An interactive and child friendly service is held simultaneously to the adult service, featuring: introductory prayer, interactive parsha, and games.