Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Chabad Lubavitch of Litchfield County Inc

  • Litchfield, CT
  • www.chabadnw.org

Mission Statement

Chabad came to Northwest Connecticut a decade ago, and has grown to be the leading social service, educational and Jewish arts organization in the region; from hospital visitations to holiday programs, Camp Gan Israel to the New England Jewish Music and Art Festival. Thanks to generous supporters, Chabad has been able to educate, comfort, and give hope to countless people in need. Chabad Lubavitch of Northwest Connecticut never stops responding to the call of the soul. Indeed, people helping people is not an item on the agenda. It is the agenda. Yesterday, today and tomorrow. Chabad Lubavitch is part of the largest Jewish organization in the world, with over 2,700 branches spanning the globe. Chabad embraces a philosophy of study, meditation, and social outreach that combines rigorous academics with active community involvement. Chabad's growing array of educational and social services programs has made it one of the most dynamic forces in modern Jewish life. 'Chabad' is a Hebrew acronym for 'Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge,' and Lubavitch is the town in White Russia where the movement was based for more than a century. (The word 'Lubavitch' actually means 'brotherly love,' which is emblematic of the dedication that characterizes Chabad Lubavitch and its representatives.) Founded in 1772 by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, Chabad promotes the mystical, traditional, legal and social principles of the Torah -- while using modern methods and technology for education, community outreach, crisis intervention, and other social services. Chabad has consistently been at the forefront of Jewish education and community activism. The work of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe who assumed leadership of the movement in 1950, is legendary. Motivated by a profound love for humanity and spurred by boundless optimism, the Rebbe lifted the global Jewish community from the ashes of the Holocaust and launched an unprecedented range of Jewish institutions, outreach programs and social services.

ruling year

1997

EIN

06-1453508

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Jewish (X30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Schools, Camp, Adult Education, Counselling, Hospital & Golden age home visitations. jewishfest.org, cginw.org, thedinner.org, Litchfield County Jewish News, Jewish Art Calendar.

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