- Social & Humanitarian
- The Rebbe
May 5, 2014
In a statement made through lubavitch.com, Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, Chairman of the educational and social services divisions of Chabad-Lubavitch, and secretary of Agudas Chassidei Chabad, announced the closing Monday morning of the purchase of 760 Eastern Parkway. The property is adjacent to 766 Eastern Parkway, which houses the world class library of Agudas Chassidei Chabad.
The newly acquired property will be annexed to the historic library containing one of the largest private collections of Judaica, including manuscripts, books, responsa, letters and artifacts dating back to the collection of the founder of the Chabad movement Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, (1745-1812), and all subsequent Chabad Rebbes.
The library of Agudas Chassidei Chabad was transferred from Russia by Rabbi Joseph I. Schneersohn in 1940, when he relocated the headquarters of Chabad-Lubavitch to New York, at 770 Eastern Parkway. In 1967, it was moved from 770 to the adjacent building at 766 Eastern Parkway.
The new purchase will allow the library to further grow its collection, which has become an important resource for scholars and historians worldwide.