Chabad-Lubavitch, with over 2,700 international branches, is the largest Jewish organization in the world today.
Founded in 1772 by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi,“Chabad”—a Hebrew acronym for “Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge”— is a philosophy of study, meditation, and social outreach that bridges rigorous academics with proactive community involvement. Lubavitch is the town in White Russia where the movement was based for more than a century. The Russian word “Lubavitch” means “brotherly love,”emblematic of the love and dedication that characterizes Chabad-Lubavitch and its emissaries worldwide.
Chabad-Lubavitch promotes the mystical, traditional, legal and social principles of the Torah while using the most modern methods and advanced technologies for education, community outreach, Jewish awareness, crisis intervention, children’s and adults’ programs, summer camps, and community activities.
Inspired by seven generations of illustrious leaders beginning with Rabbi Schneur Zalman, Chabad- Lubavitch has consistently been at the forefront of Jewish education and community activism. The work of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who assumed leadership of Chabad-Lubavitch in 1950, is legendary.Motivated by a profound love for humanity and spurred by boundless optimism and dedication, the Rebbe lifted the global Jewish community from the ashes of the Holocaust, launching an unprecedented range of Jewish institutions, outreach programs and social services.
Today, more than 4,600 of the Rebbe’s emissaries and a workforce of more than 20,000 continue and expand the Rebbe’s mission to create a world of goodness, kindness and G–dliness, as Chabad- Lubavitch constantly innovates new approaches in educational, social and community services throughout the world.
• In 1995, the Lubavitcher Rebbe was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, an honor bestowed to only 100 Americans since Thomas Jefferson, for “outstanding and lasting contributions toward improvements in world education, morality, and acts of charity.”
• Since 1994,Chabad-Lubavitch has nearly doubled in size to over 2,700 branches around the world; in 2003, more than 150 new Chabad-Lubavitch centers were established.
• Since 2002, Chabad has been in Commerce, serving the Jewish community in the Lakes Area reaching out to each and every Jew who seeks to learn or to ask, to pray or participate, to be helped or welcomed. Our doors are open to all, regardless of background or affiliation.
Through the programs and activities you will read about in the website, we hope you will join those who have already benefited from the Chabad activities so that we can be of service to you too.
We look forward to meeting you in the near future.
Rabbi Schneor & Estie Greenberg
810 Sleeth Rd.
Commerce, MI 48382