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What We Do

Our objective is to create meaningful Jewish experiences for those who have not yet had the opportunity to engage in our diverse Jewish community. Our programs become gates through which a person can meet new people, make meaningful connections and be inspired to do more Jewish.


Shabbat is the signature program at ChabaD; we gather together as a big family around one table and experience an authentic homemade Shabbat dinner. With song, spirit and sharing we celebrate community and recharge our spiritual batteries. Join the Pinson family (roughly) twice a month for good conversation, great energy, mixed drinks and soul food… Come enjoy Friday night at ChabaD; you’ll meet someone new every time!


ChabaD on Campus

ChabaD serves those who study in the city universities including Wayne State University undergraduates, graduate students at Wayne State Schools of Law, Medicine, Business and Social Work and University of Detroit Mercy Dental and Law Schools.


ChabaD on Call

ChabaD supports people receiving treatment in Detroit hospitals including Henry Ford, Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Karmanos, Sinai Grace, VA, and Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Rabbi Pinson is a certified chaplain and has clergy privileges at the hospitals. Volunteers provide access to Kosher food, deliver Shabbat supplies and holiday packages, and offer regular visits and emotional support.


Holiday Celebrations

A spiritual celebration of the Jewish holidays throughout the year, tradition with a twist!

  • Eat Pray Blast on Rosh HaShanah

  • Sukkot meals in a recycled shipping container from Israel

  • Menorah in the D on Campus Martius

  • Secret Pop Up Purim Parties

  • Late Night Passover Seder with artisanal Matzah

  • Cheese on Mack to celebrate Shavuot


ChabaD Young  Professionals

Leadership development program for young professionals ages 22-32. Participants are given opportunities to grow personally and professionally by direct learning and networking events. Leadership opportunities include a retreat in Brooklyn, a mission to Russia, and the exclusive Dinner & Discussions series.


Friday Boys

Every week young students from the International School for Chabad Leadership in Oak PArk visit businesses and offices in the central business district providing fresh challah, candle lighting kits, and shared conversation about Judaism. More about the Friday Boys in the Free Press and Jewish News


Social Learning

Sushi, Scotch & Study: A unique dinner and discussion held monthly. Warm your stomach, mind, and soul.

Crafting Conversation: Craft activity for students and inspiring talk held monthly during the school year.

Mommies and Munchkins: For young working mothers; a learning opportunity for parents and kids.


Lifecycle Events

ChabaD will help you celebrate and commemorate all occasions in your life including brit milah, baby namings, weddings, and funerals. Yisrael & Devorah offer spiritual guidance to prepare for your milestone and help couples with pre-marriage counseling.



ChabaD encourages everyone to give back in a way that’s meaningful for them. Help prepare meals, join a committee or event planning, even come help with the gardening!

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