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Yeshivas Lubavitch Manchester was founded in 5742- 1982, with the blessing and direction of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. The establishment of this Yeshiva was carefully crafted in order to produce community leaders, its staff and curriculum were selected in order to achieve excellence.
The Yeshivas humble beginnings were with 10 students and 2 staff members. Before long, the Yeshiva became a magnet for all sincere Bochurim looking for the best chance to achieve and has since attracted students from around the globe with the Yeshiva tripling its staff and taking on 6 student mentors on a yearly basis.
The Yeshiva seeks to develop scholars thoroughly trained in higher Jewish learning. It prepares its students for positions as rabbis, teachers, communal leaders, as well as responsible, conscientious and intelligent lay membership in the community. By means of small classes, seminars and individual consultation, the student is guided towards the realization of his full potential as a scholar. The Yeshiva provides opportunities for original research and intensive advanced study and encourages the publication of such research.
The Baal Shem Tov, using the slogan "G-d wants the heart," taught that Torah is the property of all Jews. Thus he founded the Chassidic movement, which emphasizes the importance in Judaism of a person's emotions and sincere feelings. Lubavitch Chassidism, also known as Chabad, was developed by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, a disciple of the Baal Shem Tov's successor. He synthesized Chassidic fervor and worship with Talmudic rationality and learning, successfully blending emotionalism and intellectualism. And that is the atmosphere that prevails at the Yeshivas Lubavitch Manchester. The Yeshivas study program has placed emphasis on studying in groups or with a partner rather than alone. Most of the Talmud consists of "one to one" discussions of Jewish laws and customs, not merely the conclusions. Chassidic philosophy expounds on the merits of this method of study, pointing out the greater depths and clarity of understanding that it brings.
Yeshivas Lubavitch Manchester is a unique Yeshiva that puts study into practice and provides opportunities for our students to receive hands-on training and guidance in communal activity and leadership, through it’s unique Outreach which provides vital services to the greater Manchester Jewish community these allow for healthy interaction between the students and a broad spectrum of the Manchester Jewish community. The following are some of the projects we provide, Mitzvah campaigns, holiday programs & holiday package distribution, after school program, Mesibos Shabbos, one on one big brother mentoring, one on one study partners, beginner’s program, lectures, visitations to nursing homes, senior centers, hospitals, college & university campuses, small communities & houses.
The Yeshivas success and influence, both, with its students and with the greater Manchester Jewish community is legendary. The Yeshivas alumni proudly fill the roles of Rabbis and community leaders across the UK and around the globe. With regards to the impact on the greater Manchester Jewish community, our outreach has become a pillar of support for dozens of synagogues and organizations throughout Manchester and a source of creative Jewish educational initiatives in and around Manchester.
We look at every student of today as a community of tomorrow. It is our motto and its implementation that has made us a household name bringing us students from around the globe.
Today, as we celebrate its thirtieth anniversary. The Yeshiva continues to attract students from around the globe including students from the former Soviet Union and the Far East who chose Yeshivas Lubavitch Manchester because of its caring and individualistic approach
Thus he founded the Chassidic movement, which emphasizes the importance in Judaism of a person's emotions and sincere feelings. Lubavitch Chassidism, also known as Chabad, was developed by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, a disciple of the Baal Shem Tov's successor.