10 Tamuz 5778 6/23/2018

The “Chof Menachem Av” Fund

Every year‚ Chabad of Kazakhstan runs a special fundraising drive on the anniversary of the passing of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Schneerson‚ which falls on 20th Menachem Av. This fund enables the shluchim to bring the spark of Judaism to many more Jews who are scattered around Kazakhstan.

Every year, the Rebbe would organize a fund, making a “heartfelt request” for special activities in his father’s memory. At a farbrengen on 20th Menachem Av 5739/1979, the Rebbe declared, “Surely if we do not mention it, we learn from this in the simple sense and with inferences that this year this does not relate, etc., and we therefore mention it with regard to Keren Levi Yitzchok. Apparently, the notes will be distributed and each one will give according to the generosity of his pure heart, and he will add to it what he decides to give, not just a little but very much. And surely the Holy One will add according to his measure – measure for measure – but several times over, and as the Tosafot and others state, up to five hundred times as much. This is how it will simply be for us, and their silver and gold will be with them, and we will greet our righteous Messiah in the manner of a large congregation that will return there.”

Rabbi Levi Yitzchok’s gravesite is in Almaty, Kazakhstan, home to a large Jewish community for many years, and due to the efforts of the Rebbe’s shluchim Jewish life has very much been revived here. Over the years, additional shluchim have arrived in Kazakhstan, establishing Chabad centers throughout the country. Kazakhstan Jewry has grown into an empire!

Almaty, Astana (Kazakhstan’s capital city), Ust-Kamenogorsk, Pavlodar, and 18 other cities enjoy Chabad activities on the festivals, programs throughout the year, and special events.

In honor of 20th Menachem Av, every year a special fund is set up for the Chabad communities in Kazakhstan. This fund allows the shluchim to reach even more Jews around the country and bring them a spark of Judaism. “We want to reach the maximum number of Jews and provide them with everything that they need,” says head shliach in Kazakhstan, Rabbi Yeshayah Elazar Cohen.

The names of the donors will be read out on the actual day, 20th Menachem, at the gravesite and their donations will be passed on to the fund for a range of activities including: maintaining shuls, looking after and renovating the gravesite, circumcisions, teaching about the Redemption and the Messiah, a fund for tefillin and mezuzos, a soup kitchen, a kosher abattoir, subsidizing kosher meat, Jewish schools, writing sifrei Torah, renovating Jewish cemeteries, helping Jewish prisoners, hospitality, building ritual baths, printing Tanyas, and more.

You can make donations via credit card over the telephone, through the Internet, checks through the mail, a bank deposit, PayPal, and through the website Shekel Hakodesh

In Israel:
Kazakhstan Jewry, POB 580 Kfar chabad, Israel
Or deposit your contributions in:
- Postal Bank, a/c #: 8355661 for “Kazakhstan Jewry” (reg’d non-profit)
- Bank Poalei Agudat Yisrael, bank #: 52, branch 177, Beitar Ilit, a/c # 409122580 on behalf of Kazakhstan Jewry (reg’d non profit)

In the United States:
Chabad of Kazakhstan 762 Empire Blvd #3F Brooklyn, N.Y. 11213
Funds can also be deposited or transferred to:
Bank: J. P. Morgan Chase, Account: 192500446265 on behalf of: Chabad of Kazakhstan

In Kazakhstan:
KZT, KZ468560000004189468
 USD  KZ6285600000041894

Through Shekel HaKodesh:

By calling 03-5050222 24 hours a day on behalf of the Levi Yitzchok Shul in Almaty, Kazakhstan or visiting the site: www.222.org.il.
Place: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Shul: Chabad Levi Itzchak
 Please indicate the purpose of your donation.

You can also donate via PayPal to magbis@chabad.kz
This year, you can also take part in the spreading of the wellsprings and reaching out to your fellow Jews in the merit of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Schneerson at his gravesite in Almaty. ohel@chabad.kz
There is also a fax at the Chabad House adjacent to the gravesite: 7-727-2706-642

Cell phone: 77017333814. This includes sending 
WhatApp, SMS, or Viber for giving names and short requests.

To contact us and to give a generous contribution by credit card, we can be reached at the following numbers:

In Israel:
03-9155722 or 03-9155723
In the United States and Canada:

For prayers or requests to be read out at the gravesite,


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The president of Kazakhstan presents the head shliach with a document signed by the government (in 2000) denouncing the persecution of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok.
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A Gallery  of Notable Visitors to the Chabad Center in Almaty and the Tomb of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok
A Gallery of Notable Visitors to the Chabad Center in Almaty and the Tomb of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok