Shlomo Cunin

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Rabbi Cunin, third (visible) on right, with a delegation representing the "American Friends of Lubavitch", presents a menorah to president Ronald Reagan, White House, 1984.

Baruch Shlomo Eliyahu Cunin, (Hebrew ברוך שלמה אליהו קונין), (Shlomo Cunin), a Hasidic Rabbi, associated with the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. Cunin is the director of Chabad-Lubavitch of California, and Chabad activities on the West Coast of the United States.[1]


In 1965, he was appointed by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the seventh Chabad rebbe, as a Shliach. Both Cunin and Rabbi Menachem Shmuel David Raichik, built a network of Chabad Houses throughout California and Nevada.

Chabad of California's mission is to reach out to others with acts of goodness and kindness. West coast Chabad is a community-based nonprofit organization whose efforts are rooted in traditional Jewish values—and many of its programs help the needy regardless of background or belief.[2][3]

West Coast Chabad[edit]

Rabbi Cunin, sent by the Rebbe, began West Coast Chabad in 1967; Chabad now runs the largest network of nonsectarian educational and social services under Jewish auspices on the West Coast.

West Coast Chabad Lubavitch is division of Chabad-Lubavitch, one of the largest religious Jewish organizations in the world. Chabad embraces a philosophy of study, meditation, and social outreach. Combining religious study with proactive community involvement, Chabad's growing array of educational and social services programs has made it a dynamic force in modern Jewish life.[3]

Involvement with Chabad of Russia[edit]

Cunin is a member of Agudas Chasidei Chabad of Russia. He is involved in a recovery effort to reclaim ownership of a portion of the Chabad library, controlled by the Russian government.[4]


Shlomo Cunin's brother, Rabbi Pinchas Cunin (d. 2011), was a rabbi in the Crown Heights Chabad community.[5]

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