Chabad of Greater Downtown Detroit

​Chabad of Greater Downtown Detroit was established in July 2013 by Rabbi Yisrael Pinson and his wife Devorah. Its mission is to support and encourage Jewish life in the city of Detroit by serving the people who Live, Work, Play, Study and Give in Greater Downtown Detroit.

Location: Detroit , MI
Year founded: 2013

Description

Chabad of Greater Downtown Detroit is looking to launch a new program: The Challah Project. Its objective is to engage students and young adults in a meaningful volunteer opportunity that will bring joy and friendships to the elderly, the ill and the lonely in our community.


The Challah Project

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What is the mission and purpose of this program?

The mission of the Challah Project is to bring joy and friendships to the Jewish elderly, the ill and the lonely in the City of Detroit.

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Program Description

The Challah Project has two components to it.

First it will engage college student and young professionals by inviting them to bake fresh Challah together at the Chabad House. This will be an opportunity for them to do something fun and social together that will connect them with their heritage.

After the Challah is baked and packaged the staff and volunteers (including the students and young professionals) will visit hospitals, assisted living facilities and homes to share the fresh Challah. Those visited will include the elderly, the ill, and those who live alone.

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Demonstrated Need

Rabbi Pinson serves as a chaplain at the DMC Hospitals in Midtown (Harper, Receiving, RIM, Children's and Heart), as well as Karmanos, VA and Henry Ford Hospital. He receives regular requests for visits from Jewish patients who can benefit from additional attention from volunteers.

Rabbi Pinson also visits older adults in various homes and facilities in the City of Detroit as part of his job at Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network. The frail and elderly have a tremendous appreciation for any visitor, and are in great need for additional contact with members of the Jewish community.

ChabaD keeps a census of all Jewish individuals who reside in Detroit, including some older ones who live alone. Besides checking on them on the phone, there is a great need for them to receive as many visits as possible, especially from young Jews who bring them happiness and hope.

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Program Accomplishments

We have successfully done the program a few times over the years, with great participation from volunteers and we are looking to make this a regular bi-weekly program.

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How do you measure the success of your program?

We will measure the success by keeping track of how many times the Challah Project took place,how many participants took part in baking and distributing the Challah, and how many people in need received a visit.

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The Challah Project

About

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What is the mission and purpose of this program?

The mission of the Challah Project is to bring joy and friendships to the Jewish elderly, the ill and the lonely in the City of Detroit.

Back to Top

Program Description

The Challah Project has two components to it.

First it will engage college student and young professionals by inviting them to bake fresh Challah together at the Chabad House. This will be an opportunity for them to do something fun and social together that will connect them with their heritage.

After the Challah is baked and packaged the staff and volunteers (including the students and young professionals) will visit hospitals, assisted living facilities and homes to share the fresh Challah. Those visited will include the elderly, the ill, and those who live alone.

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Demonstrated Need

Rabbi Pinson serves as a chaplain at the DMC Hospitals in Midtown (Harper, Receiving, RIM, Children's and Heart), as well as Karmanos, VA and Henry Ford Hospital. He receives regular requests for visits from Jewish patients who can benefit from additional attention from volunteers.

Rabbi Pinson also visits older adults in various homes and facilities in the City of Detroit as part of his job at Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network. The frail and elderly have a tremendous appreciation for any visitor, and are in great need for additional contact with members of the Jewish community.

ChabaD keeps a census of all Jewish individuals who reside in Detroit, including some older ones who live alone. Besides checking on them on the phone, there is a great need for them to receive as many visits as possible, especially from young Jews who bring them happiness and hope.

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Program Accomplishments

We have successfully done the program a few times over the years, with great participation from volunteers and we are looking to make this a regular bi-weekly program.

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How do you measure the success of your program?

We will measure the success by keeping track of how many times the Challah Project took place,how many participants took part in baking and distributing the Challah, and how many people in need received a visit.

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