Chabad Lubavitch of Recoleta, in Buenos Aires - Argentina was established in March 2001 right before Purim. Rabbi Hirshel and Suri Hendel together with their children were assigned to run Chabad’s office in Recoleta, Buenos Aires - Argentina.


There are many facets to the work being done by Chabad here.

Some of them are:

Reaching out to the approximately 1000 Jewish families currently living in Recoleta. There are Jews from many different walks of life. Chabad is here to cater for all their Jewish needs.

Some of these include:

- Classes and lessons for both children and adults
- Hebrew school
- Monthly women’s programs.
- Bar and Bat Mitzvah lessons
- Activities and programs for the Jewish holidays
- Youth activities
- Shabbat Services

- Shabbat meals
- Holiday services and meals (Pesach seder etc...)
- Counselling

Besides the Jews who live in Recoleta, there are many people/tourists who travel through each year. Chabad is here to serve as their “home away from home” helping to take care of their Jewish needs. This includes Shabbat services, Shabbat meals, hotel reservations and general information.

When the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of blessed memory, began sending Chabad Emissaries throughout the world, he insisted that the facilities being established be called Chabad houses, not centers or institutions, regardless of their size and structure. The Rebbe wanted to establish homes throughout the world that would be there for any Jew no matter where they were standing in their Jewish observance. He wanted every Jew to feel that no matter how far they may have traveled, they will always have a place to call home.

Each location is funded individually from its own fundraising campaigns and the charitable donations of individuals.

What we believe

We believe that there are no preconditions to doing a good deed. Good actions transform us and the world around us. A little bit of light dispels a great deal of darkness.

We believe in the Judaism that binds all Jews together, not in the labels, which drive us apart. Differences and disagreements are opportunities for learning and growth, not for disavowal and disinheritance. A Jew is a Jew is a Jew.

We believe that love of our neighbors is what leads to love of G‑d. Through seeking and bringing out the best in others, we bring out the best in ourselves, and only then can we truly understand and reciprocate G‑d's love for us.