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DID YOU KNOW that before the 1950s, Chanukah candle lighting ceremonies and other displays of Jewish rituals were only held in the privacy of the home?

More than 50 years ago, the Rebbe envisioned transforming Jewish holidays into opportunities for neighbors and communities to celebrate their common bonds of religion, history and culture.  Bringing experiential opportunities to Jews regardless of their level of observance, economic status or location, Chabad ensures that adhering to holiday observance is available to every Jew-in person or via radio, satellite television or the internet.

Last year alone, Chabad's holiday programs included tens of thousands of participants worldwide; the website had over 1 million visitors searching for ways to connect to the Jewish community during holiday celebrations.

Throughout the calendar year, there are numerous extraordinary participatory events Chabad provides to enrich Jewish life, including:

  • Community Passover seders in over 500 remote and metropolitan locations throughout the world, where tens of thousands of people participate in telling the story of the Exodus
  • Public menorah lightings, where the community joins together with elected officials and celebrates the joy of the Chanukah celebration
  • Free High Holiday services, where being a member of the Jewish people is your ticket to worship
  • Creative Purim celebrations under the auspices of Chabad around throughout the world, making the holiday meaningful for both children and adults
  • Sukkot and Simchat Torah celebrations taken to the streets throughout the world--from flood ravaged New Orleans to war torn Afghanistan, from the stylish streets of Paris to the public squares of Moscow

To make sure no Jew is left without hope throughout the year, Chabad maintains centers near hospitals, prisons and old age homes to bring holiday observance, kosher food and ritual objects to those who otherwise would be alone.  Chabad publishes and distributes informative brochures in 20 languages explaining holiday significance, rituals and customs.

WON'T YOU PLEASE CONSIDER A CONTRIBUTION DESIGNATED FOR HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING IN YOUR COMMUNITY? CLICK HERE TO DONATE.

BY DONATING NOW you will partner with Chabad to ensure that Jews, anywhere throughout the world can observe holidays and share their heritage without the concerns of synagogue membership or high priced tickets.

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Teens

Chabad focuses on the turbulent teen years which are often a confusing time for teenagers exploring who they are as individuals and where they fit in with family, friends and society.

Campus

Since the 1960s, Chabad campus programming reflects tolerant, non-judgmental and open discussions, which is the hallmark of Chabad's inclusiveness.

Seniors

Chabad cherishes the wisdom of the elderly, and in keeping with its mission to promote life-long learning, has established special Torah study classes in communities worldwide.

Remote Communities

Chabad is able to provide leadership for remote communities through dedicated men and women who relocate and raise their own families in distant lands.