“Will Chabad survive?” asked a headline in a leading Jewish journal in the days following the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe in 1994. At the time there were 1,325 Chabad institutions worldwide.
Twenty-five years later, the Rebbe lives on in the shluchim [emissaries] and their innovative efforts to reach and teach kindred souls from cradle to grave, to bring light and warmth and joy to every nook and cranny of the world.
Here’s what his legacy of love has inspired since:
3,073 new Chabad Centers (and counting)
96 Elementary Schools
260 CKids chapters
577 Hebrew Schools
507 CTeen chapters
382 Chabad campus centers
73 Chabad Young Professionals chapters
62 Friendship Circle chapters
1,600 Jewish Learning Institute affiliates
3,808 more Chabad couples have taken up positions as emissaries of the Rebbe
around the globe.
If that’s not love, what is?