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Princeton Gets New Chabad Center

New Jersey Jewish News

Rabbi Dovid Dubov of Chabad of Princeton estimates he spends 70 percent of his time on the road. He visits Jewish residents of nursing homes and prisons, and learns with graduates of Chabad’s Hebrew school, which goes from first through eighth grade. He’s in touch with around 50 former students and tries to catch a few minutes with them on a regular basis to learn the week’s Torah portion, speaking to them by phone in airport lounges, highway rest stops, or in their homes.

“Most synagogues close down at 5 or 6 o’clock; by me, I could work to 10 or 11 at night,” Dubov said.

When he finally returns home late at night it’s to the new Chabad of Princeton/Headquarters-Chabad of Greater Mercer County, which opened last spring on Route 206 in Princeton.

The new space includes a sanctuary for Shabbat- and Sunday-morning prayers, a mikvah, and four classrooms (two of which are multipurpose rooms) for Hebrew school students and Friendship Circle activities, a program for children with special needs and their families.

The opening celebration for the center will be held Sept. 22 at Chabad’s Gala Community Dinner.

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