Our History

The History of Chabad in Oakland goes back to at least 1908 when Rabbi Ephraim Garfinkle moved to Oakland from San Francisco with his 8 children. He and a group of other Chabad Chasidim established “Congregation Zemach Zedek” named after the third Chabad Lubavitch Rebbe. The Synagogue was at 720 Filbert Street in West Oakland.