Rabbi Yisroel & Hadas Zaetz
Rabbi Yisroel was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and was ordained as a Rabbi at Lubavitch World Headquarters. He has years of experience in outreach, and works part-time as a prison chaplain. With his warmth and humor, Rabbi Yisroel is able to touch many people from all walks of life.
Hadas grew up in Long Beach, CA, and received a Teaching Certificate from Beth Chana Seminary, Tzfat, Israel. She has been teaching for many years. Her love and care for each child create an environment where growth and learning happens.
In 2006, Rabbi Yisroel and Hadas and their children moved to San Francisco to establish the Chabad of the Sunset & Student Center.
The origins of today’s Chabad-Lubavitch organization can be traced to the early 1940s, when the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn of righteous memory (1880–1950), appointed his son-in-law and later successor, Rabbi Menachem Mendel, to head the newly founded educational and social service arms of the movement.
Motivated by his profound love for every Jew and spurred by his boundless optimism and self-sacrifice, the Rebbe set into motion a dazzling array of programs, services and institutions to serve every Jew.
Today over 4,500 full-time emissary families apply 250-year-old principles and philosophy to direct more than 3,500 institutions (and a workforce that numbers in the tens of thousands) dedicated to the welfare of the Jewish people worldwide.