The Lori Schottenstein Chabad Center
Chabad at OSU
Camp Gan Israel
Gan Menachem Preschool
Friendship Circle
Chabad Columbus


Sukkot, Hurricane Andrew and the Fragility of Life

I will never forget how pitiful it was in 1992, when Hurricane Andrew ravaged our southern coast for 40 hours. 44 lives were lost, billions of dollars of damage were inflicted upon homeowners and the entire world stood in awe after witnessing how fragile life can be. After one storm wreaked havoc upon thousands, battering communities and leaving so many once secure now homeless, people deeply appreciated the many blessings they are indeed entrusted with.
Hurricane Andrew occurred right before the festival of Sukkot, which Jews will observe this year starting tonight, October 8th. We voluntarily leave the security of our homes to remember how G-d protected our ancestors travelling in the desert for 40 years before they ultimately entered Israel. We choose to do this and we recall how blessed we are to have daily shelter.
May all the many blessings that we are endowed with always be appreciated as we thank G-d for our many gifts. Starting tonight, we eat in the Sukkah all meals and the tomorrow morning we do the mitzvah of Lulav and Estrog. Thank G-d we don't need a hurricane to appreciate the great blessings of our fortunate lives.
Rabbi Areyah Kaltmann









Join us for Weekly Prayer Services
 Services at Chabad are warm, welcoming, and easy to follow.
Call (614) 939-0765 for details

Weekly Shabbat Morning Services: Saturdays 9:30 a.m.
Torah and Tea*: Saturdays 10:00 a.m.
CKids - ages 5-12: 10:45 a.m.
Tot Shabbot (ages 4 and under): Saturdays 11:00 a.m.
Kiddush Luncheon: Saturdays 12:00 p.m.

*this class is now Dedicated in Memory of Rashi Minkowitz, ob"m, a community leader, mother and Shlucha

Hebrew School: Sundays 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Minyon 9:45 am.



Special Educational Opportunities at TLSCC



JLI Teens Discovery Program 2014-2015
Course descriptions



Sundays 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
September 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16
January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 22
March 1, 8

$200 for the year includes 3 textbooks. Brunch will be served


The Lori Schottenstein Chabad Center
6220 East Dubin-Granville Rd. New Albany, OH 43054
For info or to register: 614.563.2261 

torah_51070675.jpgADULTS: Please join us for "A Journey into the Soul of Torah", a weekly Torah study. The class will continue on Thursdays at 7:30 pm at The Lori Schottenstein Chabad Center. Open to all. 


Jewish Secrets to Meaningful Relationships

Romantics of all ages have waxed poetic on the notion of "soulmates," seeking to grasp what makes love and passion so potent, what drives the inexplicable magnetism between two people, and what makes true love last. Yet millennia of Jewish text and tradition are rich with insights on this very topic, from the mystical and spiritual to the no-nonsense and practical. Whether you are currently married, considering someday tying the knot, or simply seek to better understand the spiritual root of love and marriage, Soulmates is a seven-session course drawing on timeless Jewish wisdom that will forever change how you think about the important relationship in your life, in all its beauty and complexity.

Course synopsis by chapters here: 

Thursday, October 23  “Two Halves, One Whole”
Monday, November 24 “Behind Closed Doors”
Wednesday, January 21 “Beloved Friends”
Thursday, February 19 “Respecting Your Other Half”
Thursday, March 19 “Happily Ever After?”
Monday, April 20 “Sacred Space”
Tuesday, May 19 “Becoming a Better Half”

12:00 - 1:00 pm. Light brunch will be served.
Cost: $105 registration for entire year includes textbook; or $20 per individual class.


Chabad of Columbus
6220 East Dublin Granville Road, New Albany, OH 43054-9381

 For more information or to register contact Esther Kaltmann  614-563-2261 or email 



Chabad Hebrew School is an exciting and innovative weekly educational program in Columbus, Ohio. Our school enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trend setter in creative Jewish education for children in Grades Kindergarten through 7. Chabad Hebrew School has exciting new programs, a dynamic staff and interested students. Our student body is made up of children from various backgrounds and affiliations. Synagogue membership is not required.  More info at














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LifeTown -
Lessons for Life

LifeTown was developed by consulting with a group of parents of children with special needs, therapists, educators, and professionals from around the world. LifeTown is a unique interactive world where children with special needs have fun while they practice important life skills through role play. LifeTown is more than a community center or therapeutic facility. It is a house of friendship. Find out more about how you can take part - all ages are welcome to participate. 

friendshipcirclelogo-75px.jpgThe Friendship Circle

The Friendship Circle is a unique organization with a refreshing approach to helping families of children with special needs. Our innovative programming and and creative activities are designed to foster a relationship between community teenagers and the children by drawing on the love, boundless energy and dynamism of our teens. Middle-schoolers through OSU students are needed and encouraged to come and make a world of difference in the life of a child.



Continue the Tradition!

Continue the Tradition! Cherish the traditions of your heritage
while creating new memories with your spiritual family.

Become a member or renew your membership online - click here


Shabbat Candle Lighting Times
New Albany, OH 43054:
Friday, October 31
Light Candles at: 6:12 pm
Shabbat, November 1
Shabbat Ends: 7:10 pm
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Feb. 27-March 1, 2015


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