This year celebrate the holiday of Chanukah with a night of festivities, fun & games with CJL DowntownWhen: Thursday December 22th, 5:30 pmWhere: Center For Jewish Life – Downtown, 1016 Lafayette Ave, Buffalo NY 14209What:Continue Reading

Chanukah Buffalo Chabad

Monday, Dec. 19, 2022 at 5:30 PMAt M&T Bank, 709 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222 Join us for the Grand Menorah Lighting Ceremony as we celebrate the spirit of love & unity in the E/V & Downtown Buffalo NY community. Show your Jewish Pride & Light up the Darkness! *GrandContinue Reading

Mass Shooting Buffalo Jewish Chabad

Statement concerning fatal mass shooting in Buffalo, NY At about 2:31 p.m. Saturday, a white supremacist wearing military-style clothing and body armor opened fire with a rifle at Tops Friendly Markets on Jefferson Avenue in the City of Buffalo, NY, killing ten people. Prior to the mass shooting, the gunmanContinue Reading

Education and Sharing Day

Buffalo & Erie County to Mark Education Day, Recognizing the Crucial Role of Moral and Ethical Education Amid the Pandemic’s Devastating Toll on Local EducationContinue Reading


Rabbi Mendy LabkowskiCo-director Rabbi Mendy was born and raised right next door in the town of Amherst, and then expanded his passion for Judaism all over the world — he furthered his Jewish studies in Canada, worked as a Rabbi in Venezuela and later an educator in Brooklyn. Mendy hasContinue Reading

Chesed Club

The Chessed Circle is a group of dedicated community volunteers who spread Chessed-Kindness with warmth and sensitivity. The purpose of this initiative is to support individuals and families in our community and beyond through happy moments and times of difficulty. The Chessed Circle sends gifts of food and visitations to nourish theContinue Reading

Join the locals for an elevating Rosh Hashana get together. Hear the stirring, unadulterated blasts of the Shofar as we sing selected prayers from the High Holiday liturgy and practice the mitzvah of tashlich. And walk away with a message that you were carrying all along. This event is openContinue Reading

YOUR MOMENT. YOUR LEGACY. YOUR CJL CHABAD. This is your moment to hold hands across the generations. This is your moment to ensure a Jewish future that is spiritual and meaningful. This is your moment to leave a Jewish legacy. Would you like to create a lasting, personal legacy you’llContinue Reading

What is it about the Rebbe that exudes so much love – that makes him so immanent – binding Jews from every walk of life to him so deeply? The Rebbe The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, this century’s most dominant Jewish figure, is clearly the one individual singularly responsible for stirringContinue Reading