Rabbi Leibel & Nechamie together with their 7 children, Mushka, Sara, Devora Leah, Rochel, Shimon, Tzipora, & Menachem Mendel Fajnland.


Chabad of Reston-Herndon is a vibrant community where every person is welcome regardless of affiliation or style of observance.

Directed by Rabbi Leibel and Nechamie Fajnland, Chabad of Reston-Herndon is your home for Jewish life & learning.


We're here for YOU! For your every Jewish need, personal & communal, spiritual or material, and we're always happy to help in any way we can.

Want to meet us in person?  We'd love to meet you!


Nechamie Fajnland grew up in Brooklyn, NY, where she attended Beth Rivka Elementary and High School, before continuing her post-graduate studies in Tzfat seminary in Israel, and Collage of Staten Island where she obtained her BS and MA in special education. 

Nechamie’s vivacious personality, coupled with her unique talents and people skills has made her a highly sought-after teacher and community leader. 

Nechamie’s great cooking and vibrant passion for Judaism continues to be a phenomenal attraction for Jews of all types and stripes.


Born and raised in Long Beach, CA, Rabbi Leibel was ordained in 2001 at Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch in New York, and is a dynamic and energetic Rabbi, with an exceptional knack for teaching and connecting with people of all ages and backgrounds.

Rabbi Leibel spent his Yeshiva and post-Yeshiva years travelling the globe, eventually ending up in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he did his internship in Rabbinics and outreach work (as well as bunjee jumped the highest jump in the world). During the two years that he was in SA, he taught at the Yeshiva College, and the Torah Academy Boys High School, and regularly lectured to the wider community at TA, Sydenham, Oxford and Pretoria Hebrew Synagogues. 

Opening a Chabad Center was something Leibel & Nechamie always knew they wanted to do. Because while people may see themselves as unaffiliated, Reform, Conservative or Orthodox. Chabad sees all Jews as just being Jewish. No labels. No differences. Chabad of Reston-Herndon is modeled on this approach. It is a home for every kind of Jew in our wider community. We make no judgments or have any expectations, everyone is welcome to explore their heritage at their own pace.


Our Mission Statement 


Chabad is dedicated to providing every Jew regardless of background, philosophy, or level of commitment, an open door environment for strengthening and enhancing their lives and Judaism.

Chabad serves individuals and families looking for an anchor and non-judgmental, accepting, personalized Jewish experience.

Chabad is enthusiastic about offering meaningful Jewish experience, education and renewal opportunities for all men, women and children.

Chabad offers "Judaism with a Smile," and a home away from home for everyone who walks through its doors.