Simply put, Chabad’s mission is to reach out to others with acts of goodness and kindness. We’re a community-based nonprofit organization offering help to the needy, regardless of background or belief. Chabad relies on a vast network of community centers and outreach programs to serve hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
“Chabad” is a Hebrew acronym for “Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge”. Founded in 1772 by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, Chabad promotes the spiritual, traditional, legal and social principles of the Torah while using modern methods and technology for education, community outreach, youth programs, crisis intervention, and other social services.
Chabad has consistently been at the forefront of Jewish education and community activism. The work of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe who assumed leadership of the movement in 1950, is legendary. Motivated by a profound love for humanity and spurred by boundless optimism, the Rebbe lifted the Jewish community from the ashes of the Holocaust and launched an unprecedented range of Jewish institutions, outreach programs and social services.
Owing to the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s initiative, Chabad now runs the largest network of nonsectarian educational and social services under Jewish auspices in the world -- including over 3,300 community outreach centers, 400 elementary and day schools, 1,000 summer camps, and hundreds of Friendship Circle branches, offering care and friendship to children with special needs.
Chabad Jewish Center of Eagle Rock
Chabad Jewish Center of Eagle Rock was founded in 2009 by co-directors Rabbi Zalman and Chani Friedman. Chabad serves the communities of Eagle Rock, Mount Washington, Highland Park, and others, as well as students and faculty at Occidental College. Chabad is a new and growing organization, and it is our goal to help develop a thriving community based around our Jewish heritage.
In the community, Chabad offers visitors Shabbat hospitality, a place to study and pray, help finding kosher meals, or care and assistance in times of crisis. Our Chabad representatives are here to help people through Jewish life cycle events, from the circumcision of a son, to a birthday celebration for a daughter, to weddings and bereavement.
On campus, Chabad gives college students a warm, non-judgmental place to gather and grow. Weekly Shabbat dinners, holiday events, and ongoing classes make Chabad a hub of activity for Jewish students seeking fellowship and spirituality. The warm, welcoming atmosphere at Chabad makes it a “home away from home” for many students.
A short list of Chabad programs include:
- Crisis Intervention
- Shabbat Hospitality
- Holiday Programs
- Hospital Visitations
- Classes and Lectures
- One-on-One Study
- Life-Cycle Events
- Religious Services
Chabad Jewish Center depends on tax-deductible contributions from local supporters to provide these important community services. Donate now on the right sidebar.