Two new Chabad centers open in Bay Area

A pair of new Chabad centers have opened in the Bay Area, one in Novato and the other in Burlingame.

The Chabad Jewish Center of Novato, led by Rabbi Menachem Landa and his wife, Adina, offers weekly Shabbat services and adult education classes, as well as youth and holiday programs. Located at 10 Westwood Drive in Novato, the center will host a Shavuot celebration on May 27, with services at 10 a.m. and a children’s program.

Rabbi Landa was born in Vancouver and grew up in Montreal. He taught high school and college students in Los Angeles, where he completed his rabbinical studies. Adina Landa is a San Diego native. For more information, visit or call (619) 459-1809.

Chabad of Burlingame, run by Rabbi Moshe Weinbaum and his wife, Raizel, is an outgrowth of Chabad of the North Peninsula, for which Weinbaum served as an educator and camp director. The British-born rabbi has served as chaplain for Mills-Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame, while his wife is a Diller Award–winning preschool educator.

Currently based out of the Weinbaum home, the Burlingame center offers Shabbat meals, Torah study, holiday celebrations, b’nai mitzvah preparation and a host of other services. For more information, visit or call (650) 549-4045.