The mission of CHABAD OF GREATER DAYTON is to provide each and every Jew, regardless of background or degree of commitment, the opportunity to discover the beauty of our shared heritage in a warm, welcoming and non judgmental environment.
Chabad provides innovative educational and social services to the Dayton community, in a spirit of love and brotherhood.  Its purpose is to improve the quality of life through reaching out and fulfilling the needs of the community through its various programs, e.g. see below.
Chabad pledges to fulfill the mandate of the Lubavitcher Rebbe by increasing in acts of goodness and kindness for all humankind; thus preparing the world for the ultimate redemption.
In a Story
The following story about Rabbi Schneur Zalman the founder of Chabad will clearly illustrate the motto of Chabad.
Rabbi Schneur Zalman had a son, Rabbi Dov Ber, who was known for his remarkable ability to concentrate. Usually, when he was praying or studying, he did not notice anything around him.
One day, Rabbi Dov Ber was studying while his infant son slept in a nearby cradle. The baby woke up, fell out of the cradle and began to cry. Rabbi Dov Ber heard nothing. Rabbi Schneur Zalman, on an upper floor studying, heard the cry of the child, though. He interrupted his studies, came downstairs, picked up the child and soothed it. All the while, his son noticed nothing.
Later on, Rabbi Schneur Zalman reprimanded his son, saying, "No matter how important a matter a person is busy with, he must always hear the cry of a child."
"Hearing the cry," of a child in tears or in Jewish knowledge is a task to which we must all dedicate ourselves. It is something which Chabad-Lubavitch has always been committed to. It is a message that we aspire to instill in others—always hearing the cry of a Jew in need, no matter where or what he is.


Community Services

Prison Chaplaincy
Providing programs and counselling      

Adult Education
Join a class or go one on one in a subject you choose.    All adults      

Beginner's prayers
Now every Shabbat and holiday. Prayers and interactive discussion of the Torah and haftarah readings followed by kiddush lunch.   
Days: Shabbat   Times: 9:00 AM   All welcome      

Daniel S. German Assoc. of Jewish Professionals
Brunch and presentations on law or medicine and the Torah four times a year.    Jewish professionals      

Youth and Family Counseling

Bar & Bat Mitzvah Clubs or tutoring

Judaic tutoring

Concise weekly thought delivered to your e-mail.       

Chabad Women's Circle

By and for women, a time to share Torah and the joy of Jewish living.