The origins of today’s Chabad-LubavitchВ organization can be traced to the early 1940’s when the sixthВ LubavitcherВ Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef YitzchakВ SchneersohnВ 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.В 

Motivated by his profound love for every Jew and spurred by his boundless optimism and self-sacrifice, theВ RebbeВ set into motion a dazzling array of programs, services and institutions to serve every Jew.В 

Today 4,000 full-time emissary families apply 250 year-old principles and philosophy to direct more than 3,300 institutions (and a workforce that numbers in the tens of thousands) dedicated to the welfare of the Jewish people worldwide.В