The Tzemach Tzedek Shul in Tzfas has served for decades as a place for English speakers who want to integrate into the Israeli community. Recently, they launched a new program to help English speakers who have moved to Israel.
The Tzemach Tzedek Shul in Tzfas has served for decades as a place for English speakers who want to integrate into the Israeli community, aside from being a standard Anash shul in which Israeli and American born chasidim join together.
Recent interest in moving to Eretz Yisroel and the challenges involved in any move have caused the Tzemach Tzedek Shul/Chabad of the Old City and Central Tzfas to launch a new program to help English speakers who have moved to Israel.
The Rebbe told us for decades that Eretz Yisroel is the watched over with a special level of Hashem’s protection, the “land that Hashem watches over constantly.” Throughout the Gulf War the Rebbe stressed that Eretz Yisroel is the safest place for Jews, emphasizing this point far more than ever before. The change to more active words and encouraging Jews to live in Israel is noticeable in the Rebbe’s words throughout 5751 and is even mentioned in the sicha of the 25 Adar I 5752.
Some families who arrive need help with arranging Chinuch, proper Torah education. Others need help navigating government registration, employment or to reputably buy or rent a place to live. Some need help with essentials like food. For all of these needs, the new project offers a place to turn.
Chabad of Central Tzfas and the Tzemach Tzedek Shul sees this calling as needed and an important mission of the times. It is answering the call of many and is committed to guiding immigrants and to walking with them as they build a new life. The Rebbe told shluchim that we must care for those who lack physically and spiritually and that one’s physical lacks must be addressed first. This program goes a step further. It is designed to help prevent any lacks and to help those who arrive to land securely on their feet.
Those who need more information should call 058-323-7195 in Israel or 917-830-3364 in America. For more information about the program or to donate to this program and to help hundreds of newcomers to Israel, please go to https://chabadtsfat.com/new-immigrants-english-speakers/.