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Goal:  $360,000

In 2012, we moved across the world to Chengdu, China.  We were sent by Rabbi Mordechai Avtzon,  as Shluchim of the Rebbe to open the first Chabad House there. The Chabad House included the first Synagogue, first Kosher restaurant, and the only Jewish Center in all of Western China. (The nearest Jewish Center is a three hour flight away.)

Our first residence was a small apartment that included our private living space, plus all the community activities that took place. We prayed, ate, and had all our functions in the same little apartment. From this small apartment we served every Jew whether a traveler, tourist, businessman or community member. At first we rented a small apartment to house our programs with help from donors who supported the cause, to serve every Jew whether Traveler or Community Member.

Every year, the community grew, as well as the number of travelers who visited Chengdu, and our small apartment was unable to house us or our community anymore.  We had to move a larger facility, and since our own family grew, Thank G-d, we also needed a larger home for our family. We moved the Chabad house 4 times in the past 5 years. 

The Jewish community in Chengdu is made up of young professionals, families, backpackers, students and permanent residents. There is one thing that unites them all, the will to hold on to our beautiful tradition and be a part of a thriving Jewish community, even when far away from home. We pray together, eat together, learn together and share our lives and business ventures with each other.

Thank G-d we have been able to keep Torah, Mitzvot and Traditions alive at the Chabad House. However since we do not have a permanent home, unfortunately we are unable to provide a Mikva to the women of our community. The Women of Chengdu fly three hours each month to perform this mitzvah in a Kosher Mikvah.

And now as the community grew we gathered together, under the leadership of Rabbi Dovi Henig and his wife Sarale, and have decided to open a fundraising campaign to buy a property for Chabad!

This month is a very special month for all of us and we hope that with your help we will be able to buy a permanent home; which will enable us to build a Mikvah and ensure a proper foundation, both spiritually and monetarily, for our community.

Today, our monthly budget is funded by our young community members, who donate whatever they can so that the Chabad House in Chengdu can continue running and growing in our programs.

In order to fulfill our dream of buying a permant home for the Chabad House, we need your help! Our brothers and sisters from Jewish Communities in both Israel and around the world.

We appreciate your support and know that every amount counts!

Rabbi Dovi and Sarale Henig and the Chabad Jewish Community of Chengdu

בשנת 2011, בשליחותו של הרבי מלובביץ טסנו אל הקצה השני של העולם ופתחנו לראשונה את בית חב"ד צ'נגדו אשר כולל את בית הכנסת הראשון, המסעדה הכשרה הראשונה והמרכז היהודי היחיד בכל אזור דרום מערב סין. (המרכז היהודי הקרוב אלינו נמצא במרחק שלוש שעות טיסה)

נחושים לעמוד בשליחותנו שכרנו דירה קטנה וצנועה בעזרתם של תורמים נדיבים אשר נרתמו למטרה- לסייע לכל יהודי בצ'נגדו- מטייל או חבר קהילה.

משנה לשנה גדלה הקהילה וגם מספר המטיילים המגיעים לבקר בצ'נגדו, הדירה הקטנה הייתה צרה מלהכיל את כל באי הבית וכך נדדו בין חמש דירות שכורות בחמש השנים האחרונות.

הקהילה היהודית בצ'נגדו מגוונת ומורכבת מצעירים ומשפחות, מטיילים מזדמנים, סטודנטים ותושבי קבע אך דבר אחד מאחד את כולם- הרצון לשמור על זיקה למסורת היהודית ולהיות חלק מקהילה יהודית חיה. יחד אנו מתפללים, סועדים, לומדים ומשתפים פעולה בעסקים ובחיים.

ברוך השם, הצלחנו לקיים לקיים מסורות ומצוות רבות בבית חב"ד אולם, בצר לנו טרם קנינו בית קבע לבית חב"ד ולכן גם אין מקווה בצ'נגדו. נשות הקהילה נאלצות לטוס שלוש שעות כדי לקיים את מצוות הטבילה במקווה אחת לחודש.

כעת כשגדלה הקהילה התכנסה הקהילה היהודית בהנהגתו של הרבי דובי הניג ואשתו שרהלה, והוחלט לפתוח בקמפיין מימון המונים לקניית בית קבע לחב"ד!

חודש זה מיוחד עבורנו ואנו מקווים שבעזרתכם נוכל בשנה הבאה עלינו לטובה לקנות בית קבע שיאפשר לנו לבנות מקווה ולייצר יציבות סביבתית וכלכלית לקהילתנו. כך נוכל ליצור קהילה מבוססת שתאפשר ליהודים מכל העולם להגיע לצ'נגדו מבלי להאלץ להתפשר על יהדותם, ואנו נוכל להתמקד בשליחותנו- לעזור לכל יהודי!

*כיום התקציב השוטף שלנו נתמך על ידי חברי הקהילה הצעירה אשר תורמים ככל יכולתם וממרצם לפיתוח ותפעול המרכז היהודי בית חב"ד-צ'נגדו, אולם להגשמת החלום של קניית בית קבע לבית חב"ד אנו זקוקים לעזרתכם- אחינו היהודים בקהילות ארץ
הקודש והעולם.

נודה לעזרתכם וכל תרומה משפיעה!

הרב דובי ושרהלה' הניג וחברי הקהילה היהודית בצ'נגדו

We Thank Our Recent Partners
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Anonymous
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לע"נ נחום בן נחום
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Motti Shapira
For our mother and Shviger Rachel, who told me you are in the other side of the world. cheers!!!
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