"We have already distributed 500 boxes around the Capital District," said Rubin.
Rabbi Abba is also showcasing a memorial to those lost in the recent terrorist attacks at the Chabad House in Mumbai, India. He asks that patrons make Mitzvah pledges for the victims, which will then be posted on the international Chabad Web site, www.chabad.org, to be shared with families of the victims. "We plan to promote people to do good deeds, because the best way we can fight terrorism is to add light," he said.
Saratoga Chabad, a part of Chabad Lubavitch, is located at 130 Circular St. and has been dedicated to serving Saratoga's Jewish community for over 25 years. It is headed by Rabbi Abba, as well as his father, Regional Director Rabbi Israel Rubin.
"It's interesting to have a religious store on Broadway, as it's usually commercial, and it's great to promote our traditions and heritage," said Israel Rubin. "It enhances the knowledge about Hanukkah, and it makes people aware and creates possibilities to celebrate the holiday.""