Historical Outline of Growth


Libavicher Congregation established on Magnus Avenue by immigrants to Canada from Russia/Ukraine.


Lubavitch Centre established in Winnipeg by Rabbi A. Altein, as an Educational/Youth/Outreach organization with affiliation to Chabad-Lubavitch International (Currently there are over 4,000 couples in cities around the globe).


Established: Camp Gan Israel, Youth “Shabbaton” Retreats, Jewish educational programs with students of both the Jewish and Public school systems, Bookmobile library.


Retreat and Youth Centre established on Inkster Blvd. Night School established.


Retreat/Youth Centre moves to rented facility on McAdam Avenue. Summer Camp and educational programs expand to Edmonton and Calgary, later to become financially independent organizations affiliated with the Canadian Chabad Federation. Lubavitch builds “Chabad Mikvah” ritualarium at current location on Hartford Avenue, to serve needs of Winnipeg’s Jewish Community.


First stage of Lubavitch Centre built at current location 2095 Sinclair Street. Hundreds of students involved weekly in programs. Congregation on Magnus Avenue moves to new location. Individualized adult education program created with additional staff.


Second stage of construction of Lubavitch Centre at current location expands facility several times larger than original, to allow for the host of people participating in new programs.


Establish Oholei Torah Day School, an independent elementary school from Nursery through grade 8 that continues to provide excellence in Jewish education.


Establish South End Branch. Rent facilities on Grant Avenue in River Heights to accommodate growing South-End Jewish population.


Establish the Winnipeg Summer Yeshiva - an adult educational program that grows from year to year to service hundreds of one-on-one study sessions staffed by a team of rabbinical students.


Rent current location for South-End Chabad, at adjacent location on Grant Avenue. This location is 3 times larger than before, to allow for expanding programs.


Grant Avenue location is not large enough for expanding activities, so staff implement programs in their homes, one in River Heights, another in Tuxedo.


Negotiate purchase of land on Mathers Avenue for future construction of Chabad-Lubavitch to house current and expanding activities.


Jewish Learning Institute established providing accredited courses in adult education covering a broad spectrum of Jewish topics.


Architectural plans and zoning completed for construction at new site. Fund Raising professionals assist in campaign. The cost of the land and much of zoning and engineering fees are paid.


Construction of new Chabad Jewish Learning Centre begins.