Chabad Of Peoria
804 Country Meadows Ln, Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 692-2250Add Hours
I attended Yom Kippur services at Chabad of Peoria in 2014. I had to travel from Bloomingon, IL, where I live, as there's only a Reform synagogue here. I thought the rabbi (Rabbi Eli Langsam) did an outstanding job and I'm glad that he's persevering even though he could barely get a minyan even on Yom Kippur. He is a helpful, pleasant, and fairly efficient person (although his Chabad website contained numerous errors about the dates of events, etc.) The best thing about his davening was that he explained to the congregation what was going on in the service a it went along. Usually at an Orthodox service a lot of us who don't have years of training have no idea what is going on. Also, he brought in an excellent chazzan from Chicago. I wish all the Chabad rabbis were as competent as Rabbi Eli Langsam. In particular, the Chabad rabbi in Rockford, IL, the head Chabad rabbi in Austin TX, and the head of the Chabad House in Austin TX should come to Peoria and sit at Rabbi Langsam's feet for a few months to learn how to become competent rabbis. It's not that difficult.