Chabad of Bedford was founded to provide every Jew regardless of background or degree of commitment, the opportunity to discover the relevance, joy and meaning in our shared heritage. Chabad programs and events all take place in a warm, welcoming and non-judgmental environment.


Our Rabbi and Rebbitzen

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Rabbi Arik, Sara and their four children live in Katonah, NY. 

Rabbi Arik, originally from Australia, was ordained at Central Chabad Yeshiva in Brooklyn. He enjoys playing basketball and teaching Torah. Rabbi Arik's humor and warmth permeate every experience at Chabad, from the JLI classes to meaningful and welcoming prayer services. At any occasion, Simchas to life-cycle events, Rabbi Arik's sensitivity, compassion and wisdom uplift the experience for his congregants and anyone in need of support. Every holiday program and event is infused by his mission to make Judaism relevant and joyous to all. He can be reached at  [email protected]

Sara, originally from Brooklyn, is the Educational Director at Chabad. She considers each of the students a child of her own, and channels her energy and creativity into engaging and spiritual experiences for students of all ages. She is enthusiastic about the Chabad Cteen program and passionate about the women's Torah classes. Her warmth is reflected in the incredible generosity and positive spirit that surrounds the members of Chabad of Bedford. She can be reached at [email protected] 

The Wolf children's favorite time of the week is Friday night when the house is full of Shabbat guests. They are actively involved in their parents’ community work and can always be seen helping and leading events. From weekly parsha plays in Shul to actively leading the junior congregation, they are clearly thriving, thanks to the Jewish community in Bedford. 

Rabbi Arik, Sara, Mendel, Zalman, Perry and Shaina, look forward to welcoming you at Chabad of Bedford for many happy occasions!