Chabad Lubavitch of Tennessee is one of more than 3,000 branches of today’s largest international organization involved with Jewish education and outreach programs. Under the direction of Rabbi Levi Y. Klein and his wife Rivky, Chabad was founded in mid-1994, offers youth programs, adult education courses, community holiday awareness celebrations and hospital, nursing home, shut-in, and prison visitations. Many have experienced traditional Shabbat and Holiday meals at the Chabad Center. In addition, many have benefited from the Rabbi’s counseling. Chabad has become a "one stop" address for the many needs of the Memphis Jewish community.
Chabad does not recognize the labels of Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform. "A Jew is a Jew is a Jew - Period." We have gotten too carried away with the adjectives - the noun is universal - Jew. We have one Torah, we are one people, we have one G-d and one land. Chabad endeavors to bring unity among the Jewish community through our common bond of Jewish faith and observance.
Chabad operates out of the newly renovated "Chabad Center for Jewish Life." The "Chabad Center" is a cozy informal place of worship. But Chabad is much more than just a place to pray. It is a home away from home, where Jews come together to learn and to grow, to discuss and to debate, to sing and to rejoice, to celebrate and to say L’Chaim. Chabad's believes that Judaism should be practiced with spirit and joy, and a visit to any of its programs will prove just that. It is a place to inspire your family and to develop new friendships.
There are no prerequisites for getting involved with Chabad, whether you are affiliated or not, have much Jewish background or none, you are always welcome to try one or all of our programs. We are here to serve you, and we will do our best to help you and your family. You do not have to be a member at Chabad, you do not even have to agree with everything Chabad says or does - you just have to be Jewish - and you automatically belong. There are no membership fees at Chabad, and all are welcome.