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, 



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.

Leibel spent his Yeshiva and post-Yeshiva years travelling the globe, from Manchester England, to Hadera, Israel, from Morristown NJ, to Johannesburg, South Africa, where he would do his internship in Rabbinics and outreach work (as well as bunjee jump 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 always knew he 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. And thus our Chabad is a home for every kind of Jew in the Reston-Herndon area. No judgments or 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.