Our Story

Chabad Williamsburg Virginia was established in 2021, to serve the Jewish College students at William & Mary and Jewish community in Williamsburg VA. Chabad is a place where everyone is welcome, regardless of affiliation or prior level of knowledge. Its sole purpose is to create a warm, welcoming environment to explore and experience Judaism's warm and relevant spiritual inspirations in a non-judgmental and inviting atmosphere.

Since its inception, Chabad Williamsburg Virginia strives to meet the needs of the community with religious services, social events, as well as an array of programming including: Holiday programming, cultural events, Hospital visits, campus outreach etc.

Chabad Williamsburg Virginia is a local, independent and financially self-supporting entity. Every dollar that we receive comes from the generosity of people like you. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and your donations are fully tax deductible.

Meet the Hebers

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Rabbi Mendy & Esther Heber moved to Williamsburg and founded Chabad Williamsburg Virginia in 2021.

Prior to moving to Williamsburg, Rabbi Mendy grew up in Brooklyn NY before pursuing studies in Jewish thought and practice in Israel, Toronto, and the United States, and received his rabbinical ordination in Brooklyn, NY. His infectious optimism and joyful personality drives his commitment and dedication to his community.

Esther Heber was born and raised in Southfield MI and is a passionate educator, teaching classes for women, as well as educating her own 2 children. She also has exquisite taste which shines through all the events at Chabad she plans.


We invite you to join us for our Shabbat and Holiday services, meals, classes, and community social events. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our programs, don’t hesitate to reach out or follow us on our website and social media for updates, event information, and daily inspiration.

We are located near the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA.

Click here for our contact information and to send us a message.

About Chabad Lubavitch

Chabad-Lubavitch is a philosophy, a movement, and an organization. Guided by the teachings of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, the most influential rabbi in modern history, Chabad is now the name behind a global organization spanning all 50 states and over 100 countries with over 5,000 Chabad emissaries serving at the helm. Click here to learn more.