Chabad Lubavitch

The origins of today’s Chabad-Lubavitch organization can be traced to the early 1940’s when the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn of righteous memory (1880-1950), appointed his son-in-law and later successor, Rabbi Menachem Mendel, to head the newly-founded educational and social service arms of the movement.

With a global structure of emissaries located throughout the world, Chabad-Lubavitch has the ability to be one of the first organizations able to lend crisis support to devastated communities regardless of the race, religion or nationality. When disasters strike, Chabad is there providing emergency services to victims and communities, including:

  • Life-saving rescue and evacuation
  • Burial assistance
  • Temporary shelter and nutrition
  • Medical care
  • Counseling for the alleviation of emotional suffering
  • Foster care for orphaned children
  • Advocacy for victims
  • Resettlement and rebuilding efforts
  • Coordination of volunteers