Addressing a range of niche needs that are often ignored

Special & Seasonal Services

How do the poor heat their homes? Who helps a new immigrant get started? How does an orphan afford a wedding? Who remembers the children languishing in hospitals on Chanukah? Who looks out for poor unsupervised kids on the hot summer streets?

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Immigrant Programs

Language programs, vocational training, assistance with housing and employment, help with schooling for children, special programs for senior citizens — all of this and more are part of Colel Chabad’s comprehensive services to new immigrants.

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Home Heating

Israeli homes are not built with central heating. And the concrete and cinderblock construction turns them into winter iceboxes. Colel Chabad provides home heating for Israel’s poorest families.

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Interest-Free Loans

Colel Chabad Interest-Free Loans

Sometimes the difference between chronic dependency and economic independence is nothing more than an affordable loan. And no loan is more affordable than an interest-free loan from Colel Chabad to help acquire new skills, open a small business, or simply set up a new home for a poor young couple.

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Who will be the future leaders of the Jewish communities in the former Soviet Union? Who will be the teachers, the rabbis, the social workers? Colel Chabad makes sure the most talented…

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Gett Chesed

Loneliness has long been recognized as a factor in a wide range of issues. Studies demonstrate a link between loneliness—whether emotional or social loneliness—and neglect, increased morbidity, depression and a host of other life-threatening conditions. A verse in Genesis aptly sums it up: “It is not good for man to be alone.”

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Fast Fact

Weddings subsidized annually
in Colel Chabad's two elegant wedding halls freeing young couples from crushing debt
What we've accomplished with your help:

Colel Chabad is never content to rest on its laurels. We are always on the lookout for gaps that need to be filled in the provision of social services to the needy — both needy individuals and needy communities. No other organization in Israel offers as broad and deep a grid of programs and projects to improve the quality of life in Israel by helping its neediest.

What is still left to do:

There is so much yet that needs to be done. Poverty will always be part of life. There will always be children in need, mothers who cannot manage, sick people who need proper care, communities that have been forgotten. Colel Chabad is limited only by the funds that are made available by caring people all over the world. The more you can help, the more we can do.

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