Today you have an amazing opportunity to make a difference.
Chabad Jewish Center was established in Lakeland, Florida in 2010 by Rabbi Moshe & Libby Lazaros. We are an educational and social services nonprofit organization. Thanks to your help, in nearly seven years we have grown by leaps and bounds.
What does Chabad offer the community?
Adult education classes from the world renowned Jewish Learning Institute in four cities
Communal social events every holiday
Public Menorah lighting events in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Lake Wales and Sebring
Synagogue services and meals every Shabbat and Yom Tov
Jewish Women's Circle which meets monthly for enriching and fun programs
Monthly lectures by internationally acclaimed speakers
Hebrew school and preschool
CTeen for high school students and Chabad on Campus for college students
Home and office visitation
Hospital and prison chaplaincy services
Calendar and educational brochures mailed throughout the year
Kosher administration of citrus industry
So what do you need from me? Doesn't Chabad headquarters pay for everything?
Contrary to popular belief, every Chabad institution is financially independent and solely responsible to raise its operating budget. We do not receive regular funding from a central organization. We also do not need to pay any type of franchise fee. The majority of our funds are raised locally, and every dollar is put to use locally.
To continue to provide these vital services, and expand our impact, we have set a goal to raise $100,000 in the next 24 hours.
How does the campaign work?
For the next 24 hours, every single dollar you donate to Chabad will be matched three times by our amazing group of donors.
You give $50 = Chabad receives $200
You give $100 = Chabad receives $400
You give $250 = Chabad receives $1,000
This campaign is all or nothing, the entire goal must be met within 24 hours or all donations will be returned.
Our generous matching donors believe in our work. They want to see us grow. But only if the community joins in! They’ve agreed to quadruple every dollar donated, on one condition: we must meet our goal of $100,000 by 6:00pm on Thursday, December 29.
Now let's do this, together!
This campaign will only be funded if the goal is reached within 24 hours.