Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn is the Spiritual Leader at Chabad of Centrepointe, a vibrant synagogue and community centre in Ottawa. He also serves as the Director of Public Affairs for the Canadian Federation of Chabad Lubavitch. The CFCL represents over one hundred non for profit schools, camps, synagogues, community centres and social centres across Canada. He served for three years as a reserve chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces. He was the first Jewish chaplain to serve since the Second World War and was instrumental in helping coordinate the Military's first Jewish regular force chaplain. He hosts a weekly radio show on Ottawa's CKCU FM. He is married to Bassy Mendelsohn and is the proud father of six children, four girls and two boys.