Rabbi Yossi New has been our spiritual leader
since he and his wife Dassie came to Atlanta in 1984.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Rabbi New's religious
education includes studies at Keren B'Yavneh Yeshiva in Israel
and the Rabbinical College of Canada in Montreal.
He was ordained in 1981 at Central Lubavitch Yeshiva in Brooklyn, New York,
and married that same year. His education continued through
post-rabbinic work at the Kollel's Halachic Research Program,
also located in Brooklyn. Rabbi New also serves as the
Director of Chabad of Georgia.
Rabbi Yossi Lew and his wife Shternie have lived in Atlanta since 1993.
He is the Dean of the Atlanta Smicha Program.
He is the Ba'al Korah for Congregation Beth Tefillah and
teaches Bar Mitzvah boys to read Torah and chant Haftorah.
Rabbi Lew received his Rabbinic ordination in 1981 from the
Lubavitch Rabbinic College in Brooklyn, New York.
In 1982, he continued his education through post-rabbinic work at
the Lubavitch Kollel in the Contemporary Halachic Research Program.
From 1983 to 1989 Rabbi Lew was part of a 15 man team
which recorded and edited the weekly talks of the Lubavitcher Rebbe,
in preparation for worldwide publication and distribution.
Rabbi Ari Karp and his wife Yocheved and their family
moved to Atlanta in 2007 and are actively involved in
youth programming and activities for our community.
Rabbi Karp studied in the Rabbinical College of America
where he received a BA in Jewish Studies in 2004.
He received Smicha from the Machon Ariel Institute
in Jerusalem after attending their graduate school in Pretoria,
South Africa. Rabbi Karp has worked in Russia, South Africa
and England and has several years of experience in Jewish education.
Rabbi Isser New grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and attended Yeshiva in
Chicago, New York and Israel. Rabbi New received his Smicha as a member of the inaugural classof the Atlanta Smicha Program. He served for a period as interim Rabbi at Congregation Netzach Israel in Toco Hills. Rabbi New and his wife Musha were married in 2008, after which he studied in Kollel in Brooklyn, New York until theirmove to Atlanta in November 2008. Rabbi Isser New holds the position of Associate Director of Chabad of Georgia and Development Director of the Chaya Mushka Children’s House. He also coordinates programming for Chabad of Georgia and Congregation Beth Tefillah which includes the Young Adult Division of Congregation Beth Tefillah