Widows and Orphans
Colel Chabad takes a holistic approach to the needs of widows and orphans. Food? Of course. But also Big Brother and Sister programs, private tutoring, music lessons, psychotherapy, Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations, subsidized weddings, separate weekend retreats for mothers and children -- nothing is overlooked because when there's no father someone has to step up to the plate.
Chesed Menachem Mendel is the first program ever designed to help fatherless children succeed socially and academically through individualized intervention, mentoring and... learn more
Every year Colel Chabad organizes a huge Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebration in Jerusalem for orphaned boys and girls, making their big day one to remember. We cover everything from Tefillin to photographers. The joy is priceless... learn more
Each year Colel Chabad enables hundreds of orphaned young couples to enjoy beautiful weddings at our two grand wedding halls in Jerusalem, while elsewhere in Israel we subsidize the wedding celebrations of such couples in local venues... learn more
Twice a year Colel Chabad treats widowed mothers to an all-expenses paid vacation retreat where they enjoy delicious food and relaxing activities, while unwinding in the company of hundreds of other mothers in similar situations... learn more