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Our Vision

Our Vision

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Vision
Our vision for Chabad of Baton Rouge is to create a vibrant
center that offers a compelling, rich and meaningful Jewish experience to all who come in contact with it, no matter your background or age.


Values
The values that lie at the heart of Chabad of Baton Rouge are embodied in Torah and Jewish tradition.

These values are:
• The welcoming of every Jew
• Creating a sense of belonging
• Jewish learning
• Spiritual growth and practice

Philosophy
The Chabad of Baton Rouge is based on the ideology of Chabad and fueled by the inspiration and teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson of righteous memory, which have at their foundation the encompassing mitzvah “to love every Jew as one loves himself” and the mandate to concretize that love with Acts of Kindness and Mitzvahs. It's our belief that every individual Jew has an indispensable contribution to make to the totality of the Jewish people. Chabad welcomes all Jews at their own pace and comfort level through innovative educational programs in all areas of Jewish life.

What does Chabad do?

A: Chabad provides Jewish men, women and children with an exciting, inclusive, joy filled community and non stop Jewish activity. Chabad serves the religious/spiritual/pastoral and educational needs of Jewish families as well as providing encouragement and support to those going through difficult times, such as hospital visitations and senior care. Chabad provides open hearts and listening ears as well as crisis intervention and referrals in time of need. Chabad makes Shabbat and Jewish holidays come alive and brings the programming to a level where Jewish celebration becomes the focus rather than a small detail on the stage of life.

Q: Do only religious people come to Chabad?

A: Absolutely not! Chabad is a place for all Jews regardless of their affiliations or ties. Most of the families who come to Chabad are not “religious”, some come with more and some with a little less Jewish education, and others with none at all. One of the exciting things about Chabad is that there are so many different types of activities and so many different types of people that participate.

Q. Alright, but really, what kind of people come to Chabad?

A: Liberals and Conservatives, Greeks and Geeks, Party Animals and Book Worms, Introverts and Extroverts, Sephardim and Ashkenazim.
Any Jew that moves!

Q: What happens if I don't know what to do at services or at a holiday celebration?

A:Don't worry, everyone is learning and one has to start sometime, and what better place than at Chabad? There is always someone willing to help you.

Q: All this is great, but how do I join?
A: Joining Chabad is simple! Just come on by. If you’re Jewish you already belong! To join our mailing list just click here.

Q: So how much time do I have to dedicate to Chabad activities?

A: As little or as much as you want. Chabad is like a big pool. Some people swim in the deep end, some in the shallow, some just want to stick their toes in and some want to sit pool side. Come to Shabbat dinner, or an event and stay as long as you want. Take it from there… If you wish to become very active and take on a volunteering role, boy can we give you opportunities!

Q: But wait!! How much does it cost?

A: Nothing! Just bring yourself and lots of family and friends!

Q: What does Chabad mean?

A: Chabad is a worldwide movement that spreads Jewish awareness to all Jews whether male or female, old or young. Its roots are in White Russia in a small town by the name of Lubavitch. The word Chabad is an acronym for Chachmah, Binah, Daas, which means wisdom, understanding, and knowledge. The idea is to turn intellect to action. Simply put, Chabad's message is "don't just think it, do it". This is exactly what Chabad does. Chabad Houses can be found in every part of the world such as, Tasmania, Russia, Hawaii, and Bangkok and in each one of those places Chabad is doing everything it can to help Jews be Jewish.

No matter your background of affiliation, if you're curious about observing more mitzvot or simply seeking a better understanding of Jewish culture and tradition, we have the place for you. Created for the needs of the community, our programs meet all levels. All classes are presented at a comfortable pace and there's always something for everyone.

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