The rebbe

The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, the seventh leader in the Chabad-Lubavitch dynasty, is considered to have been the most phenomenal Jewish personality of modern times. To hundreds of thousands of followers and millions of sympathizers and admirers around the world, he was — and still is, despite his passing — "the Rebbe," undoubtedly, the one individual more than any other singularly responsible for stirring the conscience and spiritual awakening of world Jewry.

To learn more about The Rebbe visit: therebbe.org



About  Chabad Mile End

Chabad Mile End provides young Jewish professionals and families, from all backgrounds and observance levels, with an opportunity to explore their Jewish heritage.
Our warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental approach creates a positive social environment and strong sense of community.

At our community center, we boast having ongoing dynamic events & educational programs. 

Our Mission is...

...To strengthen the diverse Mile End Jewish community by promoting Jewish pride and study, celebration and Jewish unity.

...To provide for the spiritual & material needs of all Jews in the community regardless of background or affiliation.

...To provide a warm community home where everyone is made to feel welcome and comfortable.

"Since every Jew has a vital contribution to make to the totality of the Jewish people, we create innovative educational and social events that engage every participant at his or her own pace and comfort level."

​- Mrs. Bruchy Winterfeld

"We endeavor to provide every Jewish person in the greater Plateau/Outremont area with a sense of community and a home that serves as a foundation for their future Jewish growth and community involvement."

​- Rabbi Yudi Winterfeld

Rabbi yudi & Bruchy 

Originally from Israel, Rabbi Yudi Winterfeld moved to Montreal at a young age.  He studied Talmud, Jewish law and mysticism at the Rabbinical College of Canada and Torat Emet Rabbinical Academy in Jerusalem, Israel. 

After interning as Rabbi in the Jewish communities of Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk and Wroclaw, Poland, Rabbi Winterfeld returned to Montreal to mentor Jewish teens and go on to be a youth director at a local Jewish center.

Rebbetzin Bruchy Winterfeld was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.  A passionate teacher, she studied at the Beis Chaya Mushka Teachers' Seminary. She then took her skills to Long Island, NY, Randolph, NJ and Philadelphia, PA, where she taught and directed programs at local Jewish schools, centers and camps.

The Winterfelds share a passion for Judaism, Torah and serving the Jewish community. Together with their children, they are committed to build and strengthen the Jewish community of Outremont, The Plateau and the eastern part of Montreal.




No person or detail was too small or insignificant for their love and dedication

The Philosophy​

Chabad-Lubavitch is a philosophy, a movement, and an organization. It is considered to be the most dynamic force in Jewish life today.

Lubavitch appropriately means the “city of brotherly love”The word “Chabad” is a Hebrew acronym for the three intellectual faculties of chochmah—wisdom, binah—comprehension and da’at—knowledge. The movement’s system of Jewish religious philosophy, the deepest dimension of G‑d’s Torah, teaches understanding and recognition of the Creator, the role and purpose of creation, and the importance and unique mission of each creature. This philosophy guides a person to refine and govern his or her every act and feeling through wisdom, comprehension and knowledge.

The word “Lubavitch” is the name of the town in White Russia where the movement was based for more than a century. Appropriately, the word Lubavitch in Russian means the “city of brotherly love.” The name Lubavitch conveys the essence of the responsibility and love engendered by the Chabad philosophy toward every single Jew.







The Movement

Following its inception 250 years ago, the Chabad-Lubavitch movement—a branch of Hasidism—swept through Russia and spread in surrounding countries as well. It provided scholars with answers that eluded them, and simple farmers with a love that had been denied them. Eventually the philosophy of Chabad-Lubavitch and its adherents reached almost every corner of the world and affected almost every facet of Jewish life.

The Leadership​

No person or detail was too small or insignificant for their love and dedication. The movement is guided by the teachings of its seven leaders (“Rebbes”), beginning with Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi of righteous memory (1745–1812). These leaders expounded upon the most refined and delicate aspects of Jewish mysticism, creating a corpus of study thousands of books strong. They personified the age-old Biblical qualities of piety and leadership. And they concerned themselves not only with Chabad-Lubavitch, but with the totality of Jewish life, spiritual and physical. No person or detail was too small or insignificant for their love and dedication.

In our generation, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson of righteous memory, known simply as “the Rebbe,” guided post-holocaust Jewry to safety from the ravages of that devastation.

The Organization

The origins of today’s Chabad-Lubavitch organization can be traced to the early 1940s, when the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn of righteous memory (1880–1950), appointed his son-in-law and later successor, Rabbi Menachem Mendel, to head the newly founded educational and social service arms of the movement.

Today over 4,500 full-time emissary families direct more than 3,500 institutionsMotivated by his profound love for every Jew and spurred by his boundless optimism and self-sacrifice, the Rebbe set into motion a dazzling array of programs, services and institutions to serve every Jew.

Today over 4,500 full-time emissary families apply 250-year-old principles and philosophy to direct more than 3,500 institutions (and a workforce that numbers in the tens of thousands) dedicated to the welfare of the Jewish people worldwide.

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