Chabad of Delaware County
Chabad of Delaware County was established by Rabbi Eli & Rivkie Strasberg in 2004. They are now joined in their work by their energetic, lively and socialable five children, four boys and one girl, ages one through nine.
Chabad reaches out to the thousands of Jews thorughout Delaware County in many different ways. Some of these include:
a) Classes and lessons for children and adults
b) Hebrew school
c) Monthly women’s Rosh Chodesh groups
d) Hospital and senior care visitation
e) Bar and Bat Mitzvah lessons
f) Activities and programs for the Jewish holidays
g) Youth activities
h) Shabbat Services
i) Shabbat meals
j) Holiday services and meals (pesach seder, Rosh hashanah dinner etc)
k) Jewish community calendar
When the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of blessed memory, began sending Chabad Emissaries throughout the world he insisted that the facilities being established be called Chabad houses, not centers or institutions, regardless of their size and structure. The Rebbe OB”M wanted to establish homes throughout the world that would be there for any Jew no matter where they were standing in their Jewish observance. He wanted every Jew to feel that no matter how far they may have traveled they will always have a place to call home.
Each location is funded individually from its own fundraising campaigns and the charitable donations of individuals.
What we believe
We believe that there are no preconditions to doing a good deed. Good actions transform us and the world around us. A little bit of light dispels a great deal of darkness.
We believe in the Judaism that binds all Jews together, not in the labels, which drive us apart. Differences and disagreements are opportunities for learning and growth, not for disavowal and disinheritance. A Jew is a Jew is a Jew.
We believe that love of our neighbors is what leads to love of G-d. Through seeking and bringing out the best in others, we bring out the best in ourselves, and only then can we truly understand and reciprocate G-d's love for us.