The word "Chabad" is a Hebrew acronym for the three intellectual faculties of: Chochmah-wisdom, Binah-understanding, 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 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.
It’s our core belief that every individual Jew has an indispensable contribution to make to the totality of the Jewish people. Predicated on the Mitzvah of “Ahavat Yisrael – love of a fellow Jew,” Chabad seeks to engage fellow Jews at their own pace and comfort level through innovative educational programs in all areas of Jewish life.
Chabad of South Baltimore is an extended Jewish family. We believe that no matter your level of observance or affiliation you are a part of our community. So join us at Chabad for children's programs, adult education, holiday celebrations, Shabbat services, and much more.