Chabad House Ribbon Cutting and Mezuzah Ceremony

Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by: Laura | Category: Community Interest

Rabbi Yossi Shemtov
Director, Chabad House of Toledo
567-343- 1272

August 23rd Event to Celebrate the Opening of Mega Jewish Center
TOLEDO, OHIO — On August 23rd, the Toledo Jewish community will gather for the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new home for Chabad House and Friendship Circle of Toledo. Hosting a synagogue, youth programs, educational programs, summer camp, holiday celebrations and much more, the center will serve the needs of the vibrant and growing Jewish community of Toledo, as well as the growing needs of The Friendship Circle.
“This is the beginning of a new era for Chabad and The Friendship Circle in Toledo,” says Rabbi Shemtov, director of Chabad House. “Our new state-of-the-art facilities will allow us to better serve the ever-evolving needs of the entire community, from children to senior citizens and everyone in between. After 30 years of beautiful growth and connections, we look forward to the next chapter and sharing it with all.”
The new center is conveniently located within the heart of Toledo’s community, on King Road.
Chabad House of Toledo was established in 1987 with the mission to be the nerve center of educational, communal, and outreach activities serving the needs of the entire Jewish community, from the youngsters to the elderly, and everyone in-between. All are welcome at Chabad House, regardless of background, observance or affiliation.

The Friendship Circle of Toledo is an organization which matches teen volunteers with children and young adults with special needs, providing friendship, programming, and support to the children, volunteers and families. Our new building has been outfitted with specialty sensory rooms for The Friendship Circle and will be a model for other centers to create an environment of inclusion for people of all needs and abilities.

WHO: Rabbi Yossi Shemtov, Director Chabad House of Toledo
Local Dignitaries and Leaders will be present.
WHAT: Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Chabad House and The Friendship Circle
WHEN: Thursday, August 23, 2018, 5:30 PM
WHERE: 2728 King Road, Toledo, OH 43617

Chabad House is dedicated to providing every Jew regardless of background, philosophy or level of commitment, an open-door environment for strengthening and enhancing Jewish family life.
For further information, contact Rabbi Shemtov at 567-343- 1272.

Grand Opening of Chabad’s Beautiful Mikvah
TOLEDO, OHIO —Chabad of Toledo, under the leadership of Chabad Rabbi and Rebbetzin Yossi and Raizel Shemtov, has just completed the building of a state-of-the-art beautiful new mikvah (literally: a collection of water) in Toledo.
Once considered an outdated ritual, the mikvah, otherwise known as the Jewish purification bath, has made a comeback with Jews of all affiliations, and even the unaffiliated, who are attracted to the spiritually uplifting experience. Some dub the mikvah as a spa for the mind and soul, as the multi-faceted ritual, pampers all aspects of the body.
The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, considered the mikvah one of the basic pillars of Judaism. Placing great emphasis on mikvah observance and in order to make the experience more inviting, the Rebbe sent Chabad emissaries to build beautiful mikvahs throughout the world in locales as remote as Kinshasa in the Congo; Riga, Latvia; and Lima, Peru.

The existing Mikvah in Toledo was built almost 50 years ago, and after many years of faithful service to our community has been in serious decay for a number of years. Jewish women will now enjoy the use of a modern facility and will be able to fulfill the biblical tradition in preparation of their wedding or on a monthly basis. We are grateful to MIKVAH USA, a wonderful organization who helps bring new Mikvahs to small Jewish communities, and who has gifted Chabad House of Toledo a grant to cover 50% of the cost of constructing the new Community Mikvah.
The new Mikvah at Chabad House will have a special dedication at the grand opening of the new Chabad House and Friendship Circle on August 23rd, with prominent community members and local dignitaries in attendance.
Event Recap:
What: Grand Opening of the New Mikvah at Chabad House
Where: Chabad House of Toledo, 2728 King Road Toledo, OH 43617
When: Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 5:30 PM
Contact: Rabbi Yossi Shemtov Director, Chabad House of Toledo 567-343- 1272
About the Mikvah
For more information about the mikvah, visit

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Organization Address: 2728 King Rd, Toledo, OH, 43617