Rabbi Mendy Lipskier
Spiritual Group Facilitator
In 2005 Rabbi Lipskier and his family moved to Chandler, Arizona to take up the position of assistant Rabbi at Chabad of the East Valley, as well as the director of the Preschool and Camp. While in that position Rabbi Lipskier got to know some members of Chabad who were in recovery, and in order to better serve them he started educating himself about addiction and recovery.
Over the years he advanced his education, in terms of recovery and the 12 steps, taking part in workshops and classes at various treatment centers. He was mentored and trained by some of his Chabad colleagues who are holding clergy positions in treatment centers in the U.S. and abroad.
In 2009 Rabbi Mendy and Tzipi established Chabad of Fountain Hills, AZ. Rabbi Lipskier performs all pastoral duties and leads community members through all life cycle events. He is very involved with community outreach and other local Jewish organizations, arranges numerous family events and provides religious and personal counseling.
In March of 2011 Rabbi Lipskier started the Jewish Recovery Fellowship of greater Phoenix. He facilitates Jewish Recovery meetings, where recovering addicts from all 12-step programs meet and share regularly. He also teaches classes on Judaism & Recovery.