Kfar Chabad

Kfar Chabad

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Kfar Chabad (, lit. Chabad Village) is a Chabad-Lubavitch village in central Israel. Located between Beit Dagan and Lod, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lod Valley Regional Council. In 2007 it had a population of 5,100.

History

Kfar Chabad was established in 1949 by Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn. The site was originally a Palestinian village called Al-Safiriyya, which was depopulated after the 1948 war. The first inhabitants were mostly recent immigrants from the Soviet Union, survivors of World War II and Stalinist oppression. Kfar Chabad, which is located just outside Lod and about 8 km south-east of Tel Aviv, includes agricultural lands as well as numerous educational institutions. It serves as the headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch Chassidic movement in Israel. Kfar Chabad is a Lubavitch community.In 1956, fedayeen terrorists entered the synagogue during morning prayers and murdered five children and one teacher, another ten were injured.

Education

"Kfar Chabad is particularly known for its vocational and technical schools. Established with separate classrooms and dormitories for boys and girls, these schools provide rigorous vocational training coupled with intensive religious study. Generally, boys specialize in printing, mechanics, carpentry, or agricultural work, and girls focus mainly on careers in education. Few of the youngsters who arrive at Kfar...
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