Prison Chaplaincy


To the prison inmate the day passes by without reason. One day is no different from the next; an endless parade of time. The world outside is distant. There is little opportunity to develop, to grow, to change.

Lubavitch of the East End seeks to bring life and spiritual movement to one's soul; to bring a sense of purpose into one's existence. By showing a person's connection with the entire Jewish people, with the Torah and with G‑d, it offers a glimmer of hope, helping the individual endure the days and the nights, the inner isolation.

Further, throughout the United States, Chabad-Lubavitch is involved in prison visitation. The Chabad Rabbi will always be ready and prepared, lending a helping hand to the individual and his or her family, seeking out and focusing on the goodness within. The teachings of the Torah help a person become a healthy minded individual who knows that he or she has a vital part to play in the universe - even from the confines of a prison cell. This is also a preparation for eventual re-entry into society. For More info write to Rabbi Leibel Baumgarten at [email protected]

The basic Lubavitch philosophy is: Darkness can be changed into light.