Rabbi Shneur and Shaina Wineberg are the driving force behind Chabad of Notting Hill.
Shneur hails from South Africa where his family are pillars within the community. Following years of extensive Jewish study at yeshivas in North America and Israel, he attained his Rabbinic ordination at Machon Le'horah in Pretoria, SA.
Shaina grew up in Jerusalem while her summers were spent in London with her extended family.
In 2011 they wed in Jerusalem where they spent the next 5 years. Shneur served as the director of admissions and a Jewish Law lecturer at Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies, and Shaina pursued her BA in education, going on to take a teaching position in a local school. Their warmth and enthusiasm for life in general and sharing with others in particular has taken them as far as Brazil & India, Namibia & New Zealand.
Inspired by the vision of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi M.M. Schneerson, to bring the warmth & beauty of Judaism to every single Jew and promote goodness and kindness to every single human, they moved to Notting Hill in 2017 together with their adorable two children. They bring with them the passion to enhance the North Kensington community in every way possible.
About Chabad Lubavitch
Chabad-Lubavitch, with over 2,700 international branches, is the largest Jewish organization in the world today.
Founded in 1772 by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi,“Chabad”—a Hebrew acronym for “Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge”— is a philosophy of study, meditation, and social outreach that bridges rigorous academics with proactive community involvement. Lubavitch is the town in White Russia where the movement was based for more than a century. The Russian word “Lubavitch” means “brotherly love,”emblematic of the love and dedication that characterizes Chabad-Lubavitch and its emissaries worldwide.
Chabad-Lubavitch promotes the mystical, traditional, legal and social principles of the Torah while using the most modern methods and advanced technologies for education, community outreach, Jewish awareness, crisis intervention, children’s and adults’ programs, summer camps, and community activities.
Inspired by seven generations of illustrious leaders beginning with Rabbi Schneur Zalman, Chabad- Lubavitch has consistently been at the forefront of Jewish education and community activism. The work of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who assumed leadership of Chabad-Lubavitch in 1950, is legendary.Motivated by a profound love for humanity and spurred by boundless optimism and dedication, the Rebbe lifted the global Jewish community from the ashes of the Holocaust, launching an unprecedented range of Jewish institutions, outreach programs and social services.
Today, more than 4,600 of the Rebbe’s emissaries and a workforce of more than 20,000 continue and expand the Rebbe’s mission to create a world of goodness, kindness and G–dliness, as Chabad- Lubavitch constantly innovates new approaches in educational, social and community services throughout the world.
In 1995, the Lubavitcher Rebbe was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, an honor bestowed to only 100 Americans since Thomas Jefferson, for “outstanding and lasting contributions toward improvements in world education, morality, and acts of charity.”