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770 Eastern Parkway

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Nerve center of the Chabad Lubavitch Chassidic community

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Borough : Brooklyn
Neighborhood : Crown Heights
Institution, Highlights in Central Brooklyn, Place of Worship

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By Brendan Garrone

770 Eastern Parkway is the center of the Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish world. It acts as a synagogue, community center, administrative building, and pilgrimage site, and was home to the last two Lubavitch leaders, known as rebbes.

While the Lubavitch community centers around 770 Eastern Parkway, the community also includes Chassidic-related grocery stores, book stores, and delicatessens, all of which contribute to a unique neighborhood organized around a specific culture. The Jewish Chassidic Discovery Walking Tour, led by Rabbi Beryl Epstein, provides an insiders look at 770 Eastern Parkway, and other places of importance in the Chabad-Lubavitch community in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, such as the scribe’s workshop and the Lubavitch library, home to thousands of rare texts.

A branch of Chassidic Judaism based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, the Lubavitch community follows the teachings of seven rebbes, or teachers, the last of whom, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, passed away in...

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Interview with Rabbi Beryl Epstein by Brendan Garrone, 22 April, 2007

[Posted, August 2007]


Marci Reaven

Nominated through the Central Brooklyn Community Focus project.

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