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.