Growth. Connection.

 

Two little wor ds that symbolize what the Sara Tugman Bais Chabad Torah Center stands for. Two big words that tell you whats so special about us.

 

Many people study or worship at the Torah Center. They come from all sorts of backgrounds, have many different religious affiliations, and function at all levels of Judaic observance. But there is one thing they have in common: they are on a journey of growth - personal, intellectual, emotional, religious. They seek to expand their Jewish horizons, increase their knowledge in areas of Judaism, and for some, to grow in Jewish observance. Bais Chabad is on a crusade against ignorance and inertia. Warmly, gently, humorously, humbly, but persistently, our Rabbi, Rabbi Silberberg, a world class Rabbi and scholar, urges everyone onward and upward, based on the teachings of Chassidism and the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn, o.b.m, that every Jew is precious and important because he is a Jew, and endowed with a G‑dly soul. One more Torah class. Try out a mitzvah. Explore your roots, take one step further on the path of Judaism; tomorrow maybe another. What when how much and how fast is up to you. But take a step forward. As long one lives one must keep on growing.

 

Bais Chabad, too, keeps on growing. We doubled the size of our Torah Center (built in 1981) during 1996-1998. Our membership growth has kept apace with the renovation, so that our building is already used to capacity.

 

But more exciting is the ongoing spiritual growth of all who are affiliated with us. (Some cynics comment that we tend to achieve physical growth as well, due to our wonderful cooks, the Torah Center Kiddushim each week, and all the Shabbat and holiday meals that we share. Be that as it may!)

 

But a person, like a plant, needs warmth to grow. Our Bais Chabad is legendary for its warmth, its friendliness, its caring, its hospitality. The words shul family are so often used here, that they've actually become a clichWatch people leaving the shul on a holiday: no one walks alone everyone is either hosting a meal, or is a guest at anothers table. Simchos are joyously shared, Yomim Tovim (holidays) are celebrated together. And if, G‑d forbid, tragedy strikes we cry together, and are comforted in each others friendships. The Torah Center has become the true center of our community, with deep and abiding connections forged between our rabbis, our members, the shul and G‑d, Israel, and Torah.

 

Come visit us and see for yourself! Be amazed at what you can be.