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About Rabbi Ephraim and Mushkie 

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 Rabbi Ephraim and Mushkie Zimmerman, together with their 4 children, Devora, Chana, Leah and Risa.

 

Mrs. Mushkie Zimmerman grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, where her parents ran Chabad Lubavitch of NE Florida. At a young age, Mushkie ran the kids Shabbat program at her parents Chabad. In 2007, Mushkie graduated from the Teacher’s Seminary in Melbourne, Australia with a passion for working with children and teens. Mushkie spent many summers as a counselor in both day camps and overnight camps, and in 2007 and 2008 was head counselor for an all girl’s Jewish overnight camp in upstate New York. In 2008, Mushkie spent a year in Palo Alto, CA, directing a Friendship Circle program, pairing up teen volunteers with children with special needs. With her creative, hardworking, and vibrant demeanor, Mushkie is excited connect with Jews in the Northwest, and to begin women and children’s programs.

 

 

Born and raised in Chicago, Rabbi Ephraim Zimmerman is a dynamic and vibrant young Rabbi. Ephraim was ordained in 2008, at the Rabbinical Seminary of Atlanta. Ephraim has an exceptional knack for connecting with people of all ages and background, and spent his post-Yeshiva years travelling the globe to various Chabad centers. From Montana to Paris, Lithuania to Denver, Monsey to Israel, Ephraim touched youth and adults alike in his energetic and clever way. Opening a Chabad Center was something Ephraim always knew he wanted to do. “People may see themselves as unaffiliated, Reform, Conservative or Orthodox. Chabad sees all Jews as being Jewish. No labels. No differences. Chabad is a home for every kind of Jew. Oro Valley is ready for a Chabad center,” Rabbi Ephraim said. “We’ll be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Everyone is welcome.”

 

Our Mission Statement 

 

Our goal is to strengthen the Jewish community in Oro Valley by promoting Jewish pride, study and celebration.

 

 

We aim to provide for the spiritual needs of all Jews in the community - regardless of their background or affiliation.

 

We aspire to establish a warm and traditional community Center where everyone is made to feel welcome and comfortable.

 

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