Chabad of North Fulton is opening a satellite office nine miles northwest of its longtime home in Johns Creek on the Alpharetta border.

Rabbi Hirshy Minkowicz announced Monday, Feb. 6, that he is now serving the Jewish community on the western side of Alpharetta in the Crabapple area, close to the city of Milton.

“We have been providing outreach and educational services to families in North Fulton for many years,” Rabbi Minkowicz said. “With the recent development of the Avalon, the new Alpharetta City Hall and much other continued growth on the west side, traffic has made it more of a challenge for people from Milton, Crabapple and Alpharetta to attend some of the classes and programs.”

He said he continues to spend time traveling to visit families in that area and is excited to offer programming in their back yard.

The first offering at the office at 800 Abbey Court will be a lunch-and-learn session on the first Thursday of each month, starting March 2.

The Crabapple launch is happening while construction continues on Chabad of North Fulton’s large community center at 10180 Jones Bridge Road.

“We will begin with some classes and other events in the Milton office while still focusing on building the mother ship in Johns Creek,” the rabbi said.