Chabad of West Bradenton

Chabad of West Bradenton opened its doors in September 2016 with the goal of building a close knit Jewish community and providing Jewish services to the growing communities of West Bradenton and Anna Maria Island.

Step into Chabad of West Bradenton for an unparalleled Jewish experience. At Chabad we believe in the importance of the individual and the significance of every Mitzvah- good deed. Each year is filled with dynamic events and exceptional programming to make Judaism an accessible reality for all Jews regardless of background or affiliation.No matter how you see yourself, at Chabad we see you as Jewish. No labels. No differences. At Chabad you are family. You will find the atmosphere casual, the service traditional, and mood uplifting. Our community is a growing family and our motto is Jewish done joyfully!


Rabbi Zev Steinmetz, born and raised in Sarasota, Florida, studied at rabbinical schools in Paris, New York and Caracas. After completing his studies, he was ordained by leading Rabbis from the US and Canada in 2014.

As an intern Rabbi, he provided educational programs and holiday events for Jewish communities throughout the USA, Asia and Africa. He organized and directed Passover Seders and other Jewish rituals and study groups in Ukraine, Venezuela and Cuba, as well as directing Jewish children's overnight camps in Montreal, Canada and Orlando, Florida.


Mrs. Shaina Steinmetz born and raised in Montreal, Canada, studied at the Beth Rivkah Academy in Montreal, a school specializing in developing future educators. After graduating high school, Shaina traveled to Jerusalem, Israel where she studied and later graduated with a Master's degree in Special Education.

Together Rabbi Zev and Shaina look forward to celebrating our Judaism together and welcoming you to the community, our extended family.