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Chabad by the Sea is the S. Cruz center of the worldwide Chabad Lubavitch movement.

Motivated by a profound love for every Jew and spurred by boundless optimism, Chabad sets into motion a dazzling array of programs and services to serve Jews from all walks of life.
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Learning & Inspiration
  • Who Were the Khazars?An overview of the history and mystery of the warrior tribe whose leaders chose to adopt Judaism Read More
  • In War-Torn Ukraine, Rebbetzin Miriam Moskovitz Fulfills Childhood Dream of Helping OthersKeynote speaker at Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Women Emissaries works to make lives better Read More
  • When People Kvetch About Things You Wish You HadMost people aren’t looking for solutions for their problems; they are looking for understanding and... Read More
  • 10 Facts About the 10 CommandmentsWhile the 10 Commandments were given with the most fanfare, they are really just a sampling of the... Read More
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Daily Thought
The wisdom of the Torah lives in the future, and from there it speaks to us. There is no such thing as wisdom of the past. Torah’s wisdom preceded the world and is its destiny. With each passing moment, the Torah becomes younger as we come closer to the time when it will break out of its womb and breathe the air of day. Then, only then, will we begin to truly fathom its meaning and depth. Our ancient mothers and fathers, the sages, all those from whom we learn Torah wisdom—they are...
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