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Merkos Shlichut (Roving Rabbis)

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A pair of “Roving Rabbis” visited the Jewish communities of Serbia, finding both the remembrance of history and a hope for the future in their members.
A Report from Cyprus
Getzy Markowitz is part of a group of students who are visiting communities across the island of Cyprus. Some excerpts of Markowitz's daily report.
Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical Students are in Cyprus for the summer
Baila, who fled Nazi Europe as a young girl, wept as her 5-year-old granddaughter kissed a mezuzah for the first time. Paula, who grew up in New Jersey and married a non-Jew, has mixed feelings about her own daughter's discovery of Judaism...
"Shalom Gefiltefish!" was the salutation that greeted us upon encountering the smiling face of Mr. B. To our credit, we didn't bat an eye. Hardened by two weeks of searching out Jews in the hamlets and backroads of Montana, in which we'd heard just about ...
Bostonian in a Faraway Land
My father-in-law, the Rebbe, instituted “Merkos Shlichus,” whereby Yeshiva students volunteer each summer to visit remote Jewish communities in order to raise awareness of Torah, Mitzvos and Judaism.
In program’s third decade, 26 rabbis to visit Jewish men and women in 450 prisons
The mattresses had been much thinner and harder in his former prison, which lacked air-conditioning and was full of gang activity. So why did L.S. (who is currently serving time in Kansas) want to transfer back there? Because at that first correctional fa...
A summer searching for Jews on the streets and in the marketplaces of Vietnam’s capital
Forty Jewish people from around the world sat around a table not too long ago in Hanoi, celebrating Shabbat together. “Almost everyone discovered that they had a previous connection to someone else there,” reports Mendy Tubul, a senior student at the Chab...
Every year, Chabad emissaries stationed in 86 countries and 600 “Roving Rabbis” host seders all over the world. Check out the snapshots below, and challenge yourself to guess where they are.
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