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About Chabad
Shenzhen

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About Chabad Shenzhen

Shenzhen, China's thriving economic city, now boasts a growing Jewish community. In 2006, Rabbi Shalom and Henny Chazan were invited by Rabbi Mordechai Avtzon of Chabad Hong Kong to lead Chabad of Shenzhen. This organization has evolved beyond a mere synagogue, becoming the heart and soul of the local Jewish community and a home away from home to the countless visitors passing through. Chabad of Shenzhen is the go-to address for the needs of the community and visitors, embracing all who come through its doors.

Chabad Shenzhen serves as a hub of Jewish life on a daily basis as Jewish visitors from all walks of life and all corners of the globe come together to pray, dine, or just spend time in conversation. They leave their homes behind because they know that thanks to Chabad, they can be Jewish anywhere.

Chabad Shenzhen is also home to a close-knit local Jewish community. Full-fledged Shabbat dinners, special holiday events, weekly children’s programs and adult education are only some of the ways this warm community comes together.

Chabad Shenzhen is here 24/7 to serve the Jewish people in the city. Come by anytime, the doors are open!

IN A NUTSHELL


Chabad Houses Globally 3500
Active Countries 100
Chabad Houses in China 10
Established Year 1775

Over 18 Years in Shenzhen

Inspired by the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s vision, Chabad Shenzhen has provided a space for Jewish visitors in the city and the local community for the past 18 years.

WHERE EVERY JEW IS FAMILY

About the Rabbe

  • The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory (1902-1994), the seventh leader in the Chabad-Lubavitch dynasty, is considered to have been the most phenomenal Jewish personality of modern times. To hundreds of thousands of followers and millions of sympathizers and admirers around the world, he was — and still is, despite his passing — “the Rebbe,” undoubtedly, the one individual more than any other singularly responsible for stirring the conscience and spiritual awakening of world Jewry.
  • The Rebbe was born in 1902, on the 11th day of Nissan, in Nikolaev, Russia, to the renowned kabbalist, talmudic scholar and leader Rabbi Levi Yitzchak and Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson. Rebbetzin Chana (1880-1964) was known for her erudition, kindness and extraordinary accessibility. Her courage and ingenuity became legend when during her husband’s exile by the Soviets to a remote village in Asian Russia she labored to make inks from herbs she gathered in the fields — so that Rabbi Levi Yitzchak could continue writing his commentary on kabbalah and other Torah-subjects. The Rebbe was named after his great-grandfather, the third Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch, with whom he later shared many characteristics.
  • To Save a Life: There is a story told about the Rebbe’s early life that seems to be almost symbolic of everything that was to follow. When he was nine years old, the young Menachem Mendel courageously dove into the Black Sea and saved the life of a little boy who had rowed out to sea and lost control of his small craft. That sense of “other lives in danger” seems to have dominated his consciousness; of Jews drowning in assimilation, ignorance or alienation–and no one hearing their cries for help: Jews on campus, in isolated communities, under repressive regimes. From early childhood he displayed a prodigious mental acuity. By the time he reached his Bar Mitzvah, the Rebbe was considered an illuy, a Torah prodigy. He spent his teen years immersed in the study of Torah.
The Rabbe proved gifted in both Talmudic and Kabbalistic study and also took exams as an external student of the local Soviet school. He was considered an illui and genius, and by the time he was 17, he had mastered the entire Talmud, some 5,422 pages, as well as all its early commentaries.

The Philosophy

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.

The Movement

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.

The Leadership

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.

 

MEET YOUR TEAM

We provide a variety of programs, classes, and social events all designed to build community and support young people. Our team members take great pride in being a part of the Chabad family, advancing Jewish campus life at

Rabbi Shalom Chazan

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Henny Chazan

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Rabbi Yehuda Levinger

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Mushka Levinger

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Old Shekou 51 St, Nanshan Dist.
Shenzhen

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Lanyi Garden Villa 8B,
Old Shekou 51 St, Nanshan Dist.
Shenzhen

深圳市南山区蛇口老街蓝漪花园8B

Rabbi Shalom: +(86) 135 5689 2441

Rabbi Yehuda: +(1) 191 7863 9713

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