About Dirah

Dirah is a "spiritual-startup", offering creative and engaging Jewish learning and experiences in the heart of Brooklyn.

A project of Chabad, Dirah was founded to provide every Jew regardless of background or degree of commitment, the opportunity to discover the relevance, joy and meaning in our shared heritage.

We are creating a welcoming home (Dirah) for all Jews - regardless of their background, affiliation, or knowledge - to explore their Judaism and connect with their heritage through classes and discussions, cultural and holiday programming, Shabbat dinners, mitzvah rituals, and more.

All of our programs and events all take place in a warm, welcoming and non-judgmental environment.

Meet Our Team

Dirah is directed by Rabbi Menashe and Leah Wolf. 

About Chabad

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

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 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.

Motivated 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.

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