Rabbi Yossie Alperowitz

Rabbi Yossie Alperowitz was born in 1965 and was educated at The Central Lubavitch Yeshivah in New York. As a Rabbinical Student, he was sent by The Lubavitcher Rebbe with a group of students to study and train at the Rabbinical College of Australia and New Zealand.

Rabbi Alperowitz received his rabinical degree in 1987 and taught Jewish Law and Chassidic Philosophy at Machon Chana Women's Institute for Higher Learning. He also worked at the NCFJE (National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education) in New York.

Rabbi Alperowitz is also the author of "Or Hatefilah" - an anthology of Chasidic explanations on prayer published in five volumes, and "Pearls for the Shabbos Table" - from the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

Mrs. Chanie Alperowitz

Mrs. Chanie Alperowitz (nee Sudak) was born in 1966 and was educated at Lubavitch Schools for Girls in London. She studied at Beth Rivkah Seminary for advanced Judaic Studies in New York and graduated with a Teacher's Diploma in 1984. In the summer of the 1980's she organized and directed Gan Israel Day-Camps in London.

Rabbi and Mrs Alperowitz

Rabbi and Mrs Alperowitz were married in 1988. They arrived in Bournemouth in 1989 as Shluchim (emissaries) of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, to serve as directors of the new Chabad-Lubavitch Centre in Bournemouth serving the Bournemouth Jewish community.

For many years, they taught at Cheder and assisted the ministers at the Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation and also established a Girls Seminary whose graduates now serve as educators, communal leaders and Rebbetzins all around the world.

They were honnoured for their achievements with the youth of Bournemouth in the Chief Rabbi's Awards for Excellence Contest in 1993.

In 2005, they established Chabad's permanent Shabbat Services which grew and expanded. In 2009 they opened the doors of their new Chabad Centre, which hosts prayers and synagogue services as well as educational and social services for the Bournemouth Jewish community.