Hi! I am MENDY HERSON, Executive Director of Chabad of Greater Somerset County. My family and I have lived in Basking Ridge for fifteen years (I grew up in West Orange), and I've really enjoyed these years in the area. I find tremendous meaning in Chabad thought, which I regularly study. I also find inspiration in my memories of the years I spent in the 'orbit' of the Lubavitcher Rebbe of blessed memory. He was a very empowering person. I wish I had more time to spend with the friends I've made here. I've learned so much from the people who walk through our doors, I'd like to slow down and soak it in. My wife Malkie and I have eight wonderful children. They too have much to teach me; G‑d give me the presence of mind to be a receptive student. I feel very blessed to spend my days doing something I love, with people who are truly awesome.