Les Polisky:

I commend the Folsom Chabad for its creation of a highly active and responsive Jewish Community in the Eastern Suburbs of Sacramento, California. The services to the Jewish Community not only include religious observance on the Sabbath and other holidays but complete educational resources for children and adults and spiritual guidance and counseling for every religious need regarding a Jewish individual-life’s journey from birth to death. All ages are served by the spiritual, educational and counseling services that have been developed and are available to the community members as needed. 

The success of the Folsom Chabad is the result of the organizational skill and human traits of Rabbi Yossi Grossbaum and his wife Goldie and their children. Both the Rabbi and Goldie are excellent instructors and they offer courses throughout the year to meet the spiritual and intellectual needs of the community. Events are planned to correspond to various holidays throughout the year such as Seders on Passover, carnivals on Purim and community candle lightings on Chanukah. These events have been very well planned and executed and meaningful to those attending.

 


Sari Rinzler: 

Since you conducted my husband’s funeral I have felt reconnection with my faith. Your calls and visits are a comfort to me. Although Folsom is too far for me to attend services regularly, I am happy to be part of a group that is so worthwhile.

 


Mike and Lesley Finkel and family: 

We belong to another synagogue in the community and we also choose to be involved in the Folsom Chabad Jewish Community Center. Chabad is closer to home and has exceptional family programming that we value, as well as volunteer opportunities to give back to Folsom. Chabad raises the visibility of the Jewish presence in the Folsom area and gives opportunities to learn a little more about being Jewish and to experience a little more of our Jewish religion, culture, and tradition. I mean, how cool is it to show family visiting from out of the town that Folsom’s Jewish community is vibrant enough to have large signs advertising the incredible Chanukah Wonderland celebration? 

 


Brianna Wright: 

My fiancé Kevin and I love being a part the Chabad community in Folsom. The classes Rabbi and Mrs. Grossbaum teach offer insight into everyday life through the lens of Jewish wisdom. Their events, like Chanukah Wonderland provide the important opportunity for the community to participate in Jewish life. We are grateful for all the support and enrichment we’ve received from Chabad of Folsom.