Colel Chabad was established in 1788 by the founder of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, also knows as the Alter Rebbe and the Baal HaTanya.
Then, as now, the raison d'etre of Colel Chabad was to provide meaningful material help - especially food - to the poorest Jews living in the Holy Land.
A core part of the Colel Chabad mandate has always been to help the poor regardless of their age, gender or religious background, in a manner that upholds and enhances their dignity. Colel Chabad has been unflagging in its mission for well over 200 years. It has always been considered the personal charitable trust of each succeeding Lubavitcher Rebbe - testimony to its special importance.
Colel Chabad works hand in glove with municipal Governments throughout Israel who help identify and screen those who are in need. Colel Chabad also works with the Israel Defense Forces both in war and peace -- distributing army surplus food, and serving as the rear echelon emergency food distribution system in Northern Israel.
Colel Chabad continues to be by far the largest charitable organization of its kind in Israel, and is proud that other organizations have recently begun to emulate its programs.
For generations and generations, Jewish families have kept a Colel Chabad pushka (coin box) in their homes, faithfully contributing a coin or two every day and on Friday's prior to lighting Shabbat candles. This tradition continues, and a free Colel Chabad pushka is yours for the asking.
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