Dear Friend,


As the calendar year comes to a close, I would like to thank you for your partnership with us. Your kind and generous support has allowed us to maintain our momentum and helped us create numerous opportunities for enriching Jewish life in our community.  Whether it is our holiday programs & workshops, High Holiday services, Circle of Hope, food distribution for the needy, counseling, Teen Programs, Jewish preschool or summer camp, Chabad Center for Jewish Life is here for everyone, regardless of background, affiliation, or level of observance.  For a report on the past year, scroll down.

Contrary to the belief of manywe receive no funding from Chabad Lubavitch Headquarters or their regional offices.  It’s you, your family and friends in our community who sustain our center, helping us inspire and touch lives each day, ensuring a strong and proud Jewish future.

As you make your year-end giving decisions and consider the many fine organizations and endeavors which merit your support, please consider Chabad of Merrick-Bellmore-Wantagh. As Chabad is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, you can receive a year-end tax deduction with your generous donation.  You will also have a share in the merit of every good deed we do, every teaching we share, every needy person we help and every smile we bring to a child's face.  We invite you to join us in the Chanukah festivities on Dec. 25th!  As construction moves apace, we also look forward to sharing the good news with you very soon, about the grand opening of the community Mikvah!

Checks can be made payable to Chabad of Merrick-Bellmore. Credit card donations are also accepted by clicking here . If you’d like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, stock transfers, foundations or building dedications for the new community center, please contact me at 516-833-3057 or e-mail me at

Our Sages teach us that those who help others are repaid tenfold. May G‑d bless you, in the merit of your kindness, that this coming year be one of great success both materially and spiritually.

Thank you for your consideration and support,

Shimon Kramer

Rabbi Shimon Kramer

P.S. Your year-end contribution will make a positive difference for the Merrick-Bellmore-Wantagh Jewish community! 

2016 Year End Report

  • 50+ teens and adults have participated in Circle of Hope’s monthly ‘Cooking for Hope’ program along with meaningful discussions.
  • 50+ preschoolers participated in the Jewish ELC Preschool Program
  • 30+ campers attended Camp Gan Israel Summer Program at the new facility.
  • 150+ individuals volunteered their time and/or services, helping Chabad to help others.  
  • 320+ Adult & Youth education classes were given.
  •  1,900+ adults & children participated in our various holiday programs (Shofar Factory, High Holiday Services, BBQ in the Sukkah, Chanukah programs, Purim in the Wild West, Model Matzah Bakery, 2 Passover Seders, Lag Baomer BBQ, Shavuot Ice Cream Party…)
  • 700+ kosher meals/food packages distributed to the needy or those coping with illness.
  • 2,500+ individuals receive weekly e-mails, complete with a Jewish magazine, humor, news, and upcoming programs at Chabad.
  • 4,000+ Jewish art calendars and holiday guides with local candle lighting times were mailed/distributed to the Merrick-Bellmore-Wantagh community.
  • 15,620+ unique visits to our website ( which is full of Jewish content and a Jewish calendar - Jewish information at your fingertips.
  • 655 page likes to Chabad of Merrick-Bellmore-Wantagh facebook page!


Besides for our year round events, classes and programs, we have almost completed construction construction for a community mikvah, and we have an ongoing building campaign to continue expanding our early childhood center and build a multi-purpose room…for starters!  We have rolled out plans to enhance our Jewish community and we invite you to be a part of it.


 The Chabad Center for Jewish Life services the community with:

  • Jewish preschool/daycare center for children ages 15 months – 4 yrs old.
  •  Gan Israel Day Camp for children ages 18 months – 8 years old
  • New! Bat Mitzvah Club for girls ages 11-13
  • Teen Cooking for Hope program for teens ages 13-18
  • Monthly Torah classes in people’s homes. To set up a class for your group of friends, contact us!
  • Circle of Hope support groups, wig bank and meals @ home.
  • Tefillin/Mezuzah checking and placement service.
  • Private Torah lessons for our youth, including those who are of Bar/Bat Mitzvah age.
  • Help and referrals for the hundreds of crisis calls throughout the year.

 To learn more about our ongoing programs and upcoming events, or if we can be of assistance to you in any way, please call us at 516-833-3057 or visit our website at

Donate online now


You can donate online right  
now by
  clicking here and  
filling out our secure credit  
card donation page.



  Donate by Mail 

donate mail

To send checks or credit  
card info. by mail:  
Chabad of Merrick-Bellmore  
2174 Hewlett Ave, Suite 101 
Merrick, NY 11566



Donate Land


Your dirt can help  
Chabad GROW!  
Do you have a piece of  
land or property that is  
becoming a nuisance with 
all those accruing taxes?  
Donate it to Chabad and  
make it the best investment  
you have ever made!

Donate to Mumbai  
Scholarship Memorial Fund


Chabad has established a  
Scholarship Memorial Fund  
in memory of  
Rabbi Gavriel & Rivka Holtzberg  
which awards scholarships to children attending the
  Jewish ELC.  
Click here to donate online  
or mail to  
the address above.


Donate Security

donate security

Donating stock may be a  
perfect way to show your  
appreciation to your  
Chabad Center. Your  
tax-deductible donation is  
based upon the value of  
the stock on the date of  
transfer to our non-profit,  
501(C)(3) corporation  
and you will avoid tax on  
any gain over your basis.  
Please contact us for more  
information or to donate

Donate a car

donate car

Chabad accepts  
donations of cars  
in fair or good  
condition. If you need  
your vehicle to be  
picked up, we will do  
that for you at no  
cost. Please contact  
 to arrange  
pickup of your