Northwest Indiana Gets New Chabad Representatives


December 8, 2003

Rabbi Eliezer and Chanie Zalmanov, and their six-week old daughter Shayna Mushka, have recently arrived in the region to reestablish the Chabad-Lubavitch Center of Northwest Indiana, serving the entire Jewish community. The Zalmanovs replace Rabbi Aryeh and Tamara Dudovitz, the directors of Chabad from 1995 to 2003, who have since relocated to Chicago.

Rabbi Zalmanov is a graduate of the Central Lubavitch Yeshivah in Brooklyn, NY and Mrs. Zalmanov, an Indianapolis native and the daughter of Rabbi Avraham and Nini Grossbaum of Indianapolis, graduated from the Beth Chana Teachers’ Seminary in Safed, Israel.

Both Rabbi and Mrs. Zalmanov have been involved in community outreach around the globe, from Europe to South America, before choosing Northwest Indiana as their new home. They both have extensive experience in educational and religious activities.

The Zalmanovs are available for classes with Jews interested in studying about their heritage, as well as to answer questions about anything in Judaism. The new Chabad representatives are planning to launch a series of educational holiday programs for children and the elderly, and will introduce the full gamut of Chabad House programs and services for the benefit of Northwest Indiana’s Jewish population.

They can be reached at 219-513-0327, or via email at

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