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About Chabad-Lubavitch

Chabad-Lubavitch is a philosophy, a movement, and an organization. It is considered to be the most dynamic force in Jewish life today. What is its approach? Where did it begin? What has it accomplished? Find out here.

Chabad-Lubavitch is a philosophy, a movement, and an organization. It is considered to be the most dynamic force in Jewish life today.
Chabad-Lubavitch is a vibrant, dynamic force in Jewish life, and its programs touch the lives of millions of people and directly or indirectly affect Jewish life in every community.
Chabad removes the barriers between Jews, building bridges of love of one’s fellow, bringing them together, teaching them about their enormous obligations of mutual responsibility and mutual affection; showing that we are one
They are a team. Husband and wife. Shliach and shlucha. They are the emissaries of the Rebbe, the representatives of Lubavitch, the messengers of Chabad.
A Chabad House is a Jewish community center in the truest sense of the term-the nerve center of all the educational and outreach activities of the Chabad-Lubavitch lamplighter, serving the needs of the entire Jewish community
The Rebbe
With the Rebbe at its helm, Chabad-Lubavitch has rapidly grown to be a worldwide presence, and all its various activities are stamped with his vision; small wonder then, that many ask, "What is there about his leadership that is so unique?"
An ever-burgeoning renaissance of belief and resurgence of interest in the traditions of Judaism. For countless individuals and families, that mitzvah-in-the-street was the first step on the road to an intensified identification with Jewishness, with Jewish education and Jewish observance.
Throughout all of Europe, Israel, Africa, the Former Soviet Union, Australia, South America and North America, Lubavitch chassidim and graduates of Chabad institutions occupy prominent rabbinical positions.
When a child is born into this world, all its impulses and behavior are basically self-centered. It wants to eat, and sleep, and receive its mother's love; giving is a concept which is not yet within its grasp.
On leading campuses all across America the Chabad House offers the anchor and embrace of ‘family’ for Jewish students regardless of background, observance or affiliation.
Chabad pioneered the concept that Torah knowledge must be an accessible necessity, not an unreachable luxury.
The popular view of old people is that they are incompetent, "over the hill.” Age is considered a serious handicap; the aged are made to feel that they are a burden to those around them. In the business world, they are often forced to retire and make way for younger men
In 1943, the Rebbe set up the mechanism to deepen the connection of remote American Jews to their people and their religion. To date, Chabad representatives have brought Torah, joy and warmth to Jews in over 150 countries.
To the shliach, each human being is an infinity, the spark is there, and nothing in the entire world is more important.
For hundreds of thousands of Israelis‑from the core of the country to the farthest reaches of its borders‑month by month, day by day, moment by moment‑the work of Chabad profoundly affects the very fabric of daily life in Israel.
With restriction on religion being officially released, the ashes, glowing for seventy years, finally burst into flame. The warmth of Judaism began to glow for the millions of Jewish men, women and children across Russia who didn’t even know the meaning of the word “Jew”
Witnessing the moral degeneracy of today’s society, what should the Jewish response be? Perhaps we should withdraw and become an isolationist community, concerned only with our own survival and developing our “chosenness” solely to our own advantage?
Frequently Asked Questions
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The Annual Conference
The Kinus Hashluchim
Chances are that you’ve seen reports about a unique gathering that occurs annually in New York. Here's the inside scoop.