Chabad of Southern Nevada is a major outpost of the worldwide Chabad-Lubavitch organization which promotes Jewish education and outreach all across the globe. Established in 1990 in Rabbi Shea & Dina Harlig's living room, Chabad of Southern Nevada has since emerged as a dynamic force for Jewish life – with five thriving centers and 9 Rabbis and Rebbetzins spanning the greater Las Vegas Valley.
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Chabad’s 4 acre central campus includes a Shul, Library, Hospitality Suites, the beautiful 65,000 square foot Robert Cohen Desert Torah Academy Day School Campus and Torah Tots Preschool. Summer day camp, adult education center and state-of-the-art mikvah. This location also serves as the hub for county-wide outreach activities including holiday festivals, emergency food and shelter distributions, crisis counseling, chaplaincy programs, kosher food supervision and facilitation and “mitzvah campaigns”.
Chabad’s five additional centers are likewise growing in leaps and bounds. Chabad of Summerlin/Desert Shores built a magnificent 15,000 square foot center – complete with a synagogue, mikvah and educational center. Chabad of Green Valley, a full service Jewish outreach center, is likewise moving forward on plans to build a new multipurpose facility. Chabad’s Hebrew center is responding to its rapid exponential growth by taking steps to develop the Beit Rambam Synagogue and Sefardic Outreach Center on a 2.5-acre site at Vegas Drive and Durango. The Chabad Student Services Center at UNLV recently purchased a property across the street from the campus and has become a vital center of Jewish activity for the some 200 Jewish students on campus, and Chabad of Southwest, run by Directors Rabbi Levi & Chayala Wilhelm, opened its doors with a welcome party during Chanukah as our newest addition to Las Vegas.
From the individual to the communal; from the material to the spiritual; for young and old alike; Chabad of Southern Nevada, an Oasis in the Desert, is an all-inclusive, full-service, multifaceted center of Jewish life for the greater desert community – for miles around.
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