Rabbi Mendy Turen

It’s High Holiday season and Rabbi Mendy Turen, 27, and his wife Sara Turen, 23, have a full house for the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah. The two-day observance calls for hours of prayer and festive meals including fish heads symbolic of being the head and not the tail of the New Year, round challah loaves symbolizing a crown, apples and honey, honey cake and sweet wine to signify a sweet New Year. Even at a young age, Rabbi Mendy is more than prepared to host large gatherings of people who attend Chabad to get a taste of the Hasidim or what some call “the soul of Judaism.”