September 1, 2023 3:18 pm at 3:18 pm #2222087CSParticipant
It was very nice of you to go all out and buy a lavish breakfast/ groceries etc for a visiting shliach and family. We’re in Chabad are very appreciative. Thanks so much!!!September 2, 2023 9:47 pm at 9:47 pm #2222116
CS, what occasion brings you to Lakewood?September 2, 2023 9:47 pm at 9:47 pm #2222121GadolhadorahParticipant
CS: I never realized how few Chabad shalichim are based around Lakewood. There are 3 listed for Jackson, Toms River and Freehold. When you go to the “Chabad Locator” map on google search it appears to show literally dozens clustered around northern NJ and the Philly suburbs but a total Chabad desert around Lakewood. Rumor has it that the BG crowd has zoned out non-Litvish mosdos.September 2, 2023 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm #2222232
GHadorah: Mainstream Chasidim are all over Lakewood and still rapidly growing. And they are non-Litvish mosdos.September 2, 2023 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm #2222246
GHadorah: Also, the purpose a Chabad House and Shliach serves, would essentially be unnecessary in a heavily frum area.September 2, 2023 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm #22222521Participant
What’s mainstream chasidim? The Alter Rebbe succeeded Rav Dov Ber ben Avraham of Mezeritch, who was a disciple of the Baal Shem Tov. The Alter Rebbe’s father was close to the Besh”t as well. If anything, Satmar is late to the party.September 3, 2023 6:47 am at 6:47 am #2222275
1: Basically referring to (you can use a different term if you’d like) 95+% of the Chasidish world that isn’t Chabad. Let’s be honest; the non-Chabad Chasidim are basically a different category than Lubavitchers. When people refer to “Chasidish” people, they are generally referring to the Chasidim who you are more likely to find in Williamsburg, Boro Park, New Square and Meah Shearim than in Crown Heights.September 3, 2023 6:57 am at 6:57 am #2222296pekakParticipant
The Alter Rebbe didn’t “succeed” the Mezritcher Maggid. He had his school of thought based on his understanding of what he was mekabel from the Maggid. There were other schools of thought.
5) Yismach Moshe (Satmar descends from there).September 3, 2023 7:03 am at 7:03 am #2222307CSParticipant
I wasn’t in Lakewood. But I appreciated the achdus and ahavas Yisrael (which was why it was posted on a Chabad news site) and wanted to bring it to your attentionSeptember 3, 2023 2:14 pm at 2:14 pm #2222392Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
Reportedly, a chusid was explaining to the Gerer Rebbe that he davens in a certain shul for baalei teshuva, although he is not one of them … Rebbe gib him a luk and asked “Why not?”.
So, surely, a (good) chabad shaliach can find potential baalei teshuva even in Toms River .. maybe there are people who were turned off by one derech, but will feel better in another.September 3, 2023 3:05 pm at 3:05 pm #2222435September 7, 2023 4:33 pm at 4:33 pm #2223720follick2Participant
I’ve davened in the Chabad Shul in Lakewood while driving through. Nice people.September 7, 2023 5:40 pm at 5:40 pm #2223854
Does Chabad of Lakewood do kiruv?September 7, 2023 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm #2223887Menachem ShmeiParticipant
Does Chabad of Lakewood do kiruv?
I know of a Chabad in Lakewood that does kiruv for OTD youth.
Shabbos seudos, shiurim, and often giving them a place to sleep (many are kicked out of home).
Unfortunately, many were very smart bochurim who dropped out yeshivos for various reasons.
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