Levi Shmotkin
Levi hails from Milwaukee, WI where his parents were sent by the Lubavitcher Rebbe to serve the state of Wisconsin  in the late 1960’s.

He has studied at Yeshivas in Chicago, Detroit, Buenos Aires, New Jersey, Jerusalem and New York.  He then spent time traveling across 6 continents to various Jewish communities, implementing Jewish programming, running Holiday events, communal gatherings and Torah classes.

Perel Shmotkin
Program Director

Perel grew up in Melbourne, Australia, the eldest daughter of Rabbi and Mrs. Barber. Perel studied at Beth Rivkah Ladies College and moved on to Shoshanat Yerushalayim in Jerusalem.

After running camps in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine and spearheading innovative programming for Jewish teen programs in Melbourne, Perel moved to New York as the director of programming at Chabad of Midtown and has called NYC her home ever since (although she does miss the trees!)

Perel and Levi married in 2006 and founded Chabad Young Professionals two years later. Their children Mussia, Chanah and Menachem play a pivotal role in Chabad YP’s activities, particularly in the entertainment department.