Rabbi Schneur Z. Oirechman
Born in Israel in 1975, Rabbi Oirechman (pronounced Oy-rech-man with guttural ch) came to the United States in 1991 for rabbinical studies. He studied in Morristown, New Jersey and in Miami Beach, Florida, before obtaining his ordination from the Central Lubavitch Yeshiva in New York City in 1996. During and after his graduation, he served several Jewish communities in Dade and Broward counties, assisting emissaries of the Chabad Lubavitch movement of which he is a part of. The Chabad Lubavitch movement stresses outreach and service to Jewish communities. It sends representatives who place the need to inspire greater education and observance, and emphasize the mystical dimension of Judaism, above their own personal comforts.
Early in the year 2000, Rabbi Oirechman established a Chabad Lubavitch center in the Florida Panhandle with headquarters here in the state capital, Tallahassee. He and his wife are committed to raising their family here, and four of their five children were born in Tallahassee. They have been conducting Jewish programs and activities in Tallahassee and the Panhandle during that time, and have enjoyed enormous success. The Chabad Center of Tallahassee is one of over 140 Centers in the State of Florida, and of several thousand worldwide.