We are 25% there! We can do it!

Dear Friend,

In this weeks Tuesday Tanya class, the famous question on Chanukah was asked: "Why is it an eight-day holiday when the miracle was for seven days?" After all, they found a jar of oil that lasts for one day, the miracle was that it lasted for SEVEN additional days. What miracle then, do we celebrate on the first day? 

While this question has been discussed over the past 2,000 years, everyone in the class was asked to share an insight of their own. 

One answer shared by Lisa really resonated; she responded that the fact that Jewish people dared to hope, pouring in that first jar of oil in the Temple Menorah, with hearts filled with faith; that itself is the miracle of the first day of Chanukah.

Yes! 100%! To express faith is the way we become miraculous. 

We are currently at 25% of our much needed end-of-year fundraising campaign.

Yes! We have faith that our community can blossom to become a force of light and meaning to ourselves, our families, neighbors and friends. 

Expressing that faith with a donation is the miracle that you can literally create today.

Today, on the fifth day of Chanukah, be that miracle! 

Any amount will go a long way and make a strong impact. 


Every dollar will make a difference.

With sincere thanks and best wishes for a Happy Chanukah and Shabbat Shalom!

Rabbi Moshe Chaim and Doba Levin
Rabbi Yehuda and Chanale Levin
Rabbi Yisrolik and Mushkie Langsam

Chabad Central Brooklyn
Ditmas Park and Kensington

In case you've missed our previous emails, click here to learn about our campaign.

We Are Live! We need your help!


Dear Friend, 

Day after day, throughout the year, we are at the center of Jewish life in Ditmas Park and Kensington:

  • Shabbat and Holiday services
  • Special "Hakhel' initiatives
  • Weekly Torah classes
  • Holiday events for adults and children
  • Monthly Shabbat dinners
  • Lifecycle events
  • Teen programming
  • Monthly women's circle
  • Counseling
  • Home visitations

All this and so much more is done round the clock with care and concern for all those who need us.

Now, we need YOU to support us.   CHARIDY.COM/CB22

Everything is riding on this campaign so we can close our annual deficitand increase our outreach efforts in the year ahead. With your support, we can clear our debt, double our efforts and grow our impact. Here’s how:

  1. Join the Chai Club: Become one of our core supporters shaping our future, by committing to a monthly donation of $180. (See below, on how to become a Chai Club member)

  2. Make a one-time donation, of any amount, so we can double our efforts and our impact in the year ahead. 

  3. Reach out to your friends, family and colleagues encouraging them to participate in this campaign.  

  4. Create a team, to reach a specific $ goal during this campaign. 


We’re turning to you with a heartfelt request to support this campaign to raise $180,000!  

Please share our campaign with friends, family and fans of Chabad Central Brooklyn.

 Thank you SO MUCH in advance!

Rabbi Moshe Chaim and Doba Levin

Rabbi Yehuda and Chanale Levin

Rabbi Yisrolik and Mushkie Langsam 

Chabad Central Brooklyn
DItmas Park and Kensington

P.S. To join our Chai Club, after entering the amount of $180, scroll down underneath to "Make my donation recurring for 12 months", like this:



Welcome to the Year of Hakhel!

this is an important year that needs your involvement.
Welcome to the Year of Hakhel


Dear Friends,

Do you believe in the power of people to make a difference? Do you believe that we need more faith in the world? Do you believe in Jewish unity?

If you answered yes to any of these, then you’ll surely be happy to hear that this year is a very special year, with the power to affect all of the above.

Back when the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem, the Jewish people would experience something incredible once every seven years. They would all gather – every single one of them: men, women and children and even infants! – in Jerusalem for the great event called “Hakhel” (which means “Gathering”).

The highlight was when the king read selected verses from the Torah, to boost our faith in G‑d and help us recommit to His ways.

Imagine how it felt to be part of this one massive gathering of ALL Jews for the purpose of connecting to G‑d and His commandments: It was similar to standing at Sinai to receive the Torah!

Following the seven year cycle, this year is the super special Year of Hakhel!

While we cannot hold Hakhel gatherings in the Holy Temple now, we can do things throughout the year to foster a similar effect.

Endowed with spiritual energy beyond a typical year, this year empowers us to nurture a heightened sensitivity to G‑dliness and goodness for ourselves and for all around us, to energize us for the next seven years!

The Lubavitcher Rebbe urged every single Jew – man, woman and child – to create Hakhel gatherings throughout the year. Even without thousands of people in attendance, what matters most is that we gather with fellow Jews and inspire each other!

Every time we gather this year, we tap into the very holy energy of Hakhel!

In that spirit, we are introducing some new initiatives that will take place this year (aside for the usual events that take place throughout the year).

Below is an overview of the special “hakhel” events, scheduled for the next few months.

We urge you to capitalize on the special energy and try to attend as many as you’re able to, as well as to invite your famliy and friends to join you. 

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to reach out by replying to this email.

We look forward to hearing from you, and wish you a happy, healthy and sweet Hakhel year!

Happy Hakhel!

Your friends at Chabad in Central Brooklyn,
Ditmas Park and Kensington


Registration is open for our first friday night dinner of this year, scheduled for next Friday night - Oct. 28, 6:45pm, at Chabad, 716 Ditmas Ave. Space is limited!

REGISTER NOW by clicking here 



A year of unity



A Year of Jewish Unity


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