Welcome to Chabad of Fourways

 

About Us

Guided by the leadership, teachings and inspiration of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Chabad Lubavitch has set the dictum of “Love thy fellow as thyself” as the defining factor in its liberal approach, of unconditional acceptance of fellow Jewish people regardless of their background or affiliations.

Chabad of Fourways was founded in 2008 as an educational and development, social welfare, religious and outreach organisation dedicated to increasing awareness and assistance among all segments of our community. It has become a place where people come to pray, learn, smile, laugh, grow & experience Judaism on their level and appreciate in our beautiful heritage. We offer synagogue services, youth activities, holiday programs, social programs, adult education, mitzvah services and weekly publications. See our website for the latest updates

As the world’s largest Jewish educational and outreach organisations, and a vibrant force in global Jewish life, its activities have touched the lives of millions of Jews. With close to 4,000 educational, social and religious institutions worldwide, there isn’t a Jewish community in the world that has not been positively affected by Chabad’s work.

In the beginning of 2012 we saw the desperate need for a Jewish pre-school in the area. There is no school that offers Jewish education. Unfortunately as a result all the Jewish children were attending schools with no Jewish education. We opened up JMP (Jewish Montessori Preschool) and now provide the opportunity for your child to learn about their Jewish heritage in conjunction with a top secular education.

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Shul Services

Synagogue

Shalom and Welcome to our Shul

Imagine praying in an atmosphere of total inclusion and acceptance, where you are welcome, in fact encouraged, to ask questions , and where you are implored to be as nonjudgmental of your neighbour as he or she is of you. This is the atmosphere that has been created in our small, unassuming Shul in West Hills which we call home.

Shabbat Service

Friday Night @ 6-15pm followed by a delicious Brocha and wonderful opportunity to meet members of the community and catch up

Shabbos Morning @ 10am followed by lunch and a fabrengen

Our Shabbat services are traditional. They are led by various members of our community, and chanted by members of our minyan. Services are conducted primarily in Hebrew, with some English passages sprinkled in for further understanding. The truth is that only each individual among us knows how he or she best communicates with G‑d. At Chabad the language you use or the pace you set for yourself are not of paramount importance. Our prayer books are written in both Hebrew and English, and the page numbers are announced continuously so you may always catch up if you prefer to meditate at a slower speed.. Please connect with the day and with G‑d and with your own soul in whatever personal manner suits you best.

The tunes are old, familiar ones, and they are sung by those of us who know the words and by those of us who can only hum along, with all the gusto befitting the joy of the Sabbath.

 

Jewish Montessori Preschool

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As the first Jewish early childhood program in Fourways to offer a unique combination of the best of Jewish and Montessori Education, we are committed to providing a superb experience to young children in the Jewish community, working with their families to facilitate the social, physical, intellectual, creative, emotional, and spiritual development of each child.

We strive to enable each child to thrive as an individual, and to be a contributing member in a caring community.

For more information on the school or to enrol please send us an email or call the office. Please follow our weekly blog www.jewishmontessori.blogspot.com

 

Hebrew School

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Our school is a contemporary learning centre that successfully caters to Jewish families from all walks of life. Our school welcomes every Jew, regardless of religious background or level of observance. It is for this reason that our school does not require any membership or prior affiliations as a condition for enrollments.

Chabad Hebrew School was created with one goal in mind - to offer all Jewish children, even those with little or no background - an education and memories that will inspire them for a lifetime.

To provide education that will instil pride, a sense of history, love for the land of Israel and a genuine understanding of what Judaism is all about.

 

Weekly Torah Class

Torah Classes

Join us for a dose of inspiration and food for the soul on Tuesday evenings at 8pm

Three thousand years ago at a mountain in a desert, a people gathered and heard G‑d speak. Since the day the Torah was given, generations of Jews lived by it and died for it. In every generation, sages and simple folk studied, argued and contemplated the Torah. Their questions, answers and lessons became a dynamic part of Torah tradition 

 

 Bar Mitzva

Bar Mitzvah 

The Bar Mitzvah Club provides insight and understanding that go beyond Hebrew School basics that will help them better prepare for Bar Mitzvah. Our Bar Mitzvah Club gives the students the knowledge and spirit they need as they grow into young adults.

The Bar Mitzvah Club will incorporate exciting, activity-filled programs that will bring you together with other Jewish boys like you once a month, to learn about the challenge of Jewish adulthood and have tons of fun.

 

Bat Mitzva

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Good Deeds. Good Friends. Good Times. We offer a comprehensive program for girls in approaching Bat Mitzvah age which includes Judaism, Mitzvah Projects, and specific classes that pertain to a Bat Mitzvah girl.

The Bat Mitzvah club shows girls why a Bat Mitzvah is much more than a party. Learn what it really means to be a Bat Mitzvah in the modern world.

The classes are filled with enriching and meaningful discussions about the significance of becoming a Bat Mitzvah.

Discuss hot topics. Share you interests, goals, hopes and dreams. Contact us for more information

 

Women's Circle

Woman's Circle

Focusing on friendship, entertainment and spirituality, Chabad Women was created to acknowledge and celebrate the beauty of the Jewish woman.

We hold several events throughout the year and some past events include Challah baking, fruit carving, lectures and cooking classes. Each event has a Jewish related theme highlighting upcoming holidays and exploring the gift of being a Jewish woman. It is also an opportunity to gain insight into the Torah and more specifically its connection to women.

All are welcome and no prior attendance or membership is required. Most events take place at Chabad. For more information and to be added to the e-mail list, please contact the office

 

Partnership and Membership

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While we will maintain Chabad’s policy that everyone is welcome to our synagogue regardless of payment, we recognise that partnership/membership also has advantages. Partnership/Membership in a synagogue represents a commitment to the community. It means that you are involved in keeping Yiddishkeit alive and seeing it continue to the next generation. It also gives you a framework of giving and contributing to the shul.It also means that you are a partner in supporting the financial needs of our beautiful Shul. Once again I would like to thank you , and wish you and your families a blessings and success in all your endeavours

Please contact the office for more information

 

Donate

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Please consider donating to our organisation either by:

1) Follow this link to make a secure online donation

2) Please Calling the office on 081-135-5000 for further details

This is your moment to hold hands across the generations. This is your moment to ensure a Jewish future that is spiritual and meaningful. This is your moment to leave a Jewish legacy.

Chabad has been at the forefront of rebuilding the Jewish community after the Holocaust. From headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, inspired a generation of young couples to go out and spread Yiddeshkeit. With endless love, devotion, and energy, his emissaries are rebuilding Judaism throughout the world. From Casablanca to Rio de Janeiro, Chabad has brought a positive, uplifting message to the Jewish people. Chabad is a beacon of light throughout the world.

Your charity will assist us to help bring learning and inspiration, guidance and direction, counsel and assistance to young and old throughout the Fourways area. It is through individuals such as yourselves who will have the honour, merit and privilege of ensuring the future growth of Judaism throughout the greater Fourways area.

 

Mikva

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Stay posted for exciting information as we are in the process of launching our Mikva campaign. Final architectural plans are being drawn up!

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