Sunday, June 29, 2008

Chabad Lubavitch in Michigan - sidebar

Chabad in Michigan

1958: Young Russian couple Rabbi Berel Shemtov and his wife, Batsheva, arrive in Detroit to start a Michigan chapter of Chabad Lubavitch.

1994: The Friendship Circle, a center in West Bloomfield to help physically and mentally disabled children, opens. Daniel B. Sobel Friendship House, a center for addicts adjacent to the Friendship Circle, also opens.

June 2008: More than 1,000 gather to mark the 50th anniversary of Chabad Lubavitch with a keynote address by one of Israel's chief rabbis.

December 2009: Estimated completion date of new Chabad building for Michigan Jewish Institute.

Source: Chabad Lubavitch

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