Our Story

Rabbi Yaacov & Devorah moved to Allentown in January 2001 and founded Chabad Lubavitch of Lehigh Valley to serve the Jewish community of Allentown. Chabad Lubavitch of Lehigh Valley is a place where everyone is welcome, regardless of affiliation or prior level of knowledge. Its sole purpose is to create a warm, welcoming environment to explore and experience Judaism's warm and relevant spiritual inspirations in a non-judgmental and inviting atmosphere.

Since its inception, Chabad Lubavitch of Lehigh Valley strives to meet the needs of the community with religious services, and social events, as well as an array of programming including:


The Shofar Factory, Olive Oil Press, Model Matzah Bakery, Torah Factory, Challah Baking Workshop, and Havdallah Workshop


Shabbat & Holiday Services, Chanukah Menorah Lightings, Grand Chanukah Wonderland, Purim Family Feast, Lag B’omer Family BBQ, Public Passover Seders, and more!


Kitchen Koshering, Resource for Tefillin & Mezuzot


Shabbat E-Mail, Jewish Calendar and Quarterly Wellsprings Magazine


Hospital & Nursing Home Visitation, Prison Visitation Program, Crisis Counseling

Chabad Lubavitch of Lehigh Valley is a local, independent and financially self-supporting entity. Every dollar that we receive comes from the generosity of people like you. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and your donations are fully tax deductible.

Meet the Halperins

Family Picture

Prior to moving to Allentown, Rabbi Halperin grew up in Jerusalem and was there inspired to pursue studies in Jewish thought and practice.  He continued on at the Rabbinical College of America in Morristown, NJ, where he received his rabbinical ordination. Rabbi Halperin is an insightful and thoughtful spiritual guide, whose words possess a unique ability to resonate individually. With a calm demeanor, boundless optimism, and genuine humility, he works to fulfill Chabad's mission to illuminate the Lehigh Valley (and the world) with Jewish life for every Jew.

Devorah Halperin was born and raised in Morristown, NJ and as a devoted mother of seven and grandmother of one, plays a pivotal role in directing Chabad Lubavitch of the Lehigh Valley alongside her husband, Rabbi Halperin. Their impactful leadership extends to overseeing the Chabad Hebrew School, Chabad Gan Yeladim Preschool, Camp Gan Israel, Friendship Circle, C-teen, Women's classes, and organizing vibrant holiday events that bring joy and connection to so many. She also has exquisite taste which shines through all the events at Chabad she plans.


We invite you to join us for our Shabbat and Holiday services, meals, classes, and community social events. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our programs, don’t hesitate to reach out or follow us on our website and social media for updates, event information, and daily inspiration.

We are located at 4457 Crackersport Road, Allentown, PA, 18104-1906.

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About Chabad Lubavitch

Chabad-Lubavitch is a philosophy, a movement, and an organization. Guided by the teachings of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, the most influential rabbi in modern history, Chabad is now the name behind a global organization spanning all 50 states and over 100 countries with over 5,000 Chabad emissaries serving at the helm. Click here to learn more.