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Meet the Begun's

Meet the Begun's


Meet the Rabbi.jpg The Begun's 
Rabbi Mendy and Mussie Begun embarked on their life journey together in February 2015. They are a dynamic couple who have been involved in Jewish education and outreach all their lives.

They are a warm, friendly and kind couple, who have a passion for Judaism. Their home is welcoming and their many guests enjoy their hospitality.

In summer 2016 they left their family and friends in New York and moved to Chula Vista California to establish a new Chabad center, catering to the growing Jewish community. Chabad of Chula Vista services include but are not limited to; adult and children’s education, through Jewish Women’s Circle, Torah and Tea, and their blossoming Hebrew school. They conduct Shabbat and Holidays services, programs and meals, at their Synagogue and home. In addition to that, they offer a range of other Jewish services from officiating weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, to funerals, senior, hospital and prison visitation. They have a full Jewish library and offer one on one learning for men and women. 

Rabbi Mendy Begun 
Rabbi Mendy, grew up in S. Paulo, Brazil, to a distinguished family where his parents and grandparents alike served the local community. He studied in Yeshivot in Brazil, France, Israel, and the USA. In 2012 he received his Rabbinical ordination through the Central Chabad Yeshiva, in NY and has been a practicing Rabbi since.

As a student, he had the opportunities to direct Chabad programs and services globally. He assisted the Jewish communities in Israel, Australia, Kenya, Ghana, China, Peru, Argentina, Costa Rica, and Poland. It is with this experience and passion that Rabbi Mendy set out on his life’s mission to serve the local community in Chula Vista.

Mussie Begun 
Mussie, grew up in Brooklyn, NY and is a daughter of the world-renowned lecturer Rabbi Chaim Shaul and his wife Blumi Brook. They are both upstanding members of the Crown Heights, Brooklyn community involving themselves with the holy work of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Rabbi Chaim Shaul Brook is the coordinator of an organization called Lahak and is responsible for the publishing of many teachings and talks of the Chabad Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.  Her mother serves as the principal of the communities girls High School, Beth Rivkah.

Following in their footsteps, Mussie has a passion for education and outreach which lead her to continue her educational studies in Israel, and  NY furthering her studies in early childhood education .  

They are excited and humbled to have settled and been welcome in Chula Vista, California along with their son Meir, to establish a warm and welcoming center for Jewish Life which will enhance and encourage the Jewish pride of the local community.

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