October 16, 2009
I am a person with a mobility challenge and I found a warm, helpful welcome from the Rabbis at CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE on the Galt. Rabbi Moshe Meier Lipszyk and Rabbi Yitzchok Naparstek are the most compassionate and dedicated spiritual advisors I have known. Previously I was rejected by the Simon, the Director at at the Ft. Lauderdale Sephardic Synagogue at 3900 N. Ocean Blvd. I wanted to re-establish my Jewish roots and find some camaraderie at a synagogue in my neighborhood. After a struggle to get to his sevices on the third floor, Simon shouted at me, "We don't need your kind here." While the man was screaming at me, in front of a handful of shocked parishioners, I asked him, "What did I do wrong? Where is the love?" He shouted at me, "There is no love. You don't belong here. This is a closed group." He told me I was "too much trouble." Since I had no contact with him before or during the services he could be referring only to my disability. It would have neen easy to abandon my faith but the following Friday night I went to services at the Chabad Lubavitch and found a gracious welcome. There is always a smile and a helpful hand. The Chabad is continually adding new services to help the community.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the human touch.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
would have been deserved. They could get out and help more people.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
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MY ROLE:Client Served & I had my faith in religious counseling restored by this group.