Rabbi Yossi Harlig

Rabbi Harlig spent his early years in the presence of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. He grew up in Crown Heights, New York and received Semicha,  Rabbinical Ordination at the Lubavitch Headquarters.  Ever since he was a young boy. he dreamed of becoming a Shliach, emissary of the Rebbe. In 1995 he moved to Kendall/Pinecrest to establish Chabad. Eight years later, together with his wife, Nechama, they established the Friendship Circle. Rabbi Harlig’s focus on impacting the community has lead him to become a Hospital Chaplain, Police Chaplain and Prison Chaplain for the Miami Dade Police Dept. and the Pinecrest Police Dept.




Nechama Harlig

Nechama grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She studied in Seminary in Beis Rivkah. NY as well as Touro College and got a degree in psychology and education. In August 1995, inspired by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Nechama moved with her husband, Rabbi Yossi Harlig, to establish the Chabad Center of Kendall/Pinecrest.  Together, they co-direct the Chabad Center and the Friendship Circle which they established in 2004. Nechama oversees all of the programs of both organizations. They are blessed with nine children. Nechama is passionate about helping people in the community, teaching  about Judaism and making an impact on people’s lives. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, nature, walking and biking.