Rabbi Lipa Benjaminson was born in Brooklyn NY. He studied in Brooklyn, NY Israel, Rostov and New Jersey, while completing Rabbinical Ordination in S. Paulo, Brazil. Along the way, he's picked up a few languages!
Chaya grew up in Coconut Creek, FL, where her parents run the Chabad Center. She attended school in Florida throughout her life, and then continued her post-graduate Judaic studies in Machon Shoshana in Jerusalem, Israel.
Miriam was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 12th. At only 1 week old, she moved to Florida, to help form a Jewish community in Palm Aire (W Pompano Beach, FL). So far, she's done a great job! She has a delicious smile, and quickly wins the heart of all who meet her.
Mendel was born here in Boca Raton Florida, He loves meeting people with his big dimple. His sister Miriam teaches him well. If you haven't done so yet, please give us a call. We'd love to meet you!
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Chabad of Palm Aire is dedicated to providing every Jew, regardless of background, philosophy or level of commitment, an open door environment for strengthening and enhancing Jewish family life. Our goal is to -
Serve individuals and families looking for an anchor and a non-judgmental, accepting, personalized Jewish experience
Strengthen the Palm Aire Jewish community by promoting Jewish pride, identity and enhancing observance and celebration.
Provide social and cultural services and activities for families and individuals.
To establish a warm and traditional place where everyone is made to feel welcome and comfortable.
Chabad of Palm Aire is committed to the themes on which the Chabad movement is based:
a love for G-d, a love for Torah, and a love for the Jewish people.
Chabad welcomes and accepts every Jew into an inviting and non-judgmental environment in which to explore and experience our heritage. Chabad brings a warmth and joy to Judaism. At Chabad, Judaism lives.
Chabad-Lubavitch is a philosophy, a movement, and an organization. It is considered to be the most dynamic force in Jewish life today.
Lubavitch appropriately means the “city of brotherly love”The word “Chabad” is a Hebrew acronym for the three intellectual faculties of chochmah—wisdom, binah—comprehension and da’at—knowledge. The movement’s system of Jewish religious philosophy, the deepest dimension of G‑d’s Torah, teaches understanding and recognition of the Creator, the role and purpose of creation, and the importance and unique mission of each creature. This philosophy guides a person to refine and govern his or her every act and feeling through wisdom, comprehension and knowledge.
The word “Lubavitch” is the name of the town in White Russia where the movement was based for more than a century. Appropriately, the word Lubavitch in Russian means the “city of brotherly love.” The name Lubavitch conveys the essence of the responsibility and love engendered by the Chabad philosophy toward every single Jew.
Following its inception 250 years ago, the Chabad-Lubavitch movement—a branch of Hasidism—swept through Russia and spread in surrounding countries as well. It provided scholars with answers that eluded them, and simple farmers with a love that had been denied them. Eventually the philosophy of Chabad-Lubavitch and its adherents reached almost every corner of the world and affected almost every facet of Jewish life.
No person or detail was too small or insignificant for their love and dedicationThe movement is guided by the teachings of its seven leaders (“Rebbes”), beginning with Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi of righteous memory (1745–1812). These leaders expounded upon the most refined and delicate aspects of Jewish mysticism, creating a corpus of study thousands of books strong. They personified the age-old Biblical qualities of piety and leadership. And they concerned themselves not only with Chabad-Lubavitch, but with the totality of Jewish life, spiritual and physical. No person or detail was too small or insignificant for their love and dedication.
In our generation, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson of righteous memory (1902–1994), known simply as “the Rebbe,” guided post-holocaust Jewry to safety from the ravages of that devastation.
The origins of today’s Chabad-Lubavitch organization can be traced to the early 1940s, 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.
Today 5,000 full-time emissary families direct more than 3,300 institutions Motivated by his profound love for every Jew and spurred by his boundless optimism and self-sacrifice, the Rebbe set into motion a dazzling array of programs, services and institutions to serve every Jew.
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.