Rabbi Yisroel Brusowankin was born and raised in Avenutra, FL where his father serves as the Rabbi and founder of Chabad of North Dade for over 40 years. His wife, Devora Leah  was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where her father serves as the Rabbi and Director at the University of Michigan Campus for over 40 years.

In 2008 Rabbi Yisroel and Devora Leah moved to Aventura, Fl to continue in the footsteps of their parents of becoming community leaders andare inspired by the Lubavitcher Rebbe to do their part in making Judaism accessible, warm and vibrant for all.

As Aventura has grown exponentially in terms of area and Jewish demographic they saw the need for a permanent Chabad presence in the waterways area. Thank G‑d they  have been witness to a renaissance of Jewish activity and pride in Aventura and surrounding areas. But there’s so much more to be done. In the Waterways area where they have lived for over 10 years there are thousands upon thousands of Jews of all backgrounds many with no synagogue affiliation and searching for a community to call home. They are excited to create a community where Jews of all backgrounds connect and participate in Jewish growth opportunities, social events, business networking and family activities in a warm and welcoming environment.


Located in the heart of beautiful Waterways, Chabad at Waterways is the center of Jewish activities for the thousands of Jewish residents and tourists who visit annually. Chabad at Waterways prides itself in welcoming all Jews regardless of background or affiliation. In addition to traditional synagogue services, Chabad at Waterways provides a unique array of family events, programming and activities aimed at fostering jewish identity,pride and commitment.
Chabad at Waterways is inspired by the love and message of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. His legendary warmth and unparalleled dedication to our people serves as the guiding light for everything we do. Consider this your home away from home and be a part of our beautiful and growing community. Welcome to our family!