Rabbi Shlame & Miriam Landa and Family

Rabbi Shlame Landa was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, where his parents, Rabbi Yosef and Shiffy Landa are the Regional Directors of Chabad. He studied in Yeshivas in Tzfat, Israel and Brunoy, France before graduating from the Oholei Torah Talmudical Seminary in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Yehuda Yeruslavski, a leading Hallachic authority of Chabad in Israel. 

As part of his rabbinic training, Rabbi Landa served as a Rabbinic intern for two years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was a high school talmud teacher and student mentor at the Yeshivah Schools of Pittsbugh. He significantly expanded the school's outreach efforts, coordinating student visits to local Jewish businesses, holiday programming at senior facilities and created what has become a Pittsburgh tradition; the annual car menorah parade.

In the days following Hurricane Katrina, Rabbi Landa led a team of Rabbinical students on a relief mission to the Mississippi Gulf Coast providing assistance to hundreds of devastated families in the communities of Jackson, Biloxi, Gulfport and Hattiesburg. 

Miriam Landa was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.   She attended Machon Shoshanat Yerushalayim seminary in Jerusalem, Israel, where she completed her early childhood and teacher training.

Miriam has extensive experience with youth programming, having spent three years assisting Chabad Centers throughout the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut tri-state area. With her leadership  and creativity she has developed and coordinated a host of  innovative community holiday programs and youth clubs activities.

With Miriam's creative contributions, Gan Israel of Westport has grown dramatically from its modest beginnings to the thriving camp of four hundred campers that it is today. She currently directs the popular Mini – Gan, Gan Israel of Westport's early childhood division.  

* In September 2007, the Landas were appointed to establish and direct Chabad of Fairfield, which operates under the auspices of Chabad of Westport and Chabad Lubavitch of Fairfield County. Together with their family and their infectious enthusiasm, the Landas bring their hopes and aspirations for enhancing Jewish life in Fairfield.