Thousands of Jews live in Bournemouth and the surrounding areas. Amongst them, many are unaffiliated whose souls thirst for a true understanding of their identity. Our organization is called Chabad - a hebrew acronym for Chochma, Bina and Da'at (wisdom, knowledge and understanding) upon which its philosophy is based. Chabad teachings, particularly under the inspiration of its seventh Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson of righteous memory, call for reaching every Jew in every corner of the globe and to give them the ability to experience Judaism, with meaning, love and joy.

Thus the first Chabad House in Bournemouth was established in 1988 by Lubavitch UK at a premises in Gordon Road, Boscombe, to cater for the spiritual needs of Jews in Bournemouth and the entire southwest region.

In 1989 Rabbi Yossie and Rebbetzen Chanie Alperowitz were appointed as Directors of Chabad of Bournemouth and for the past twenty years, under their guidance and leadership, a wide range of educational and social activities for all segments of the community has been initiated and established, and their success in this field has become world renowned.

The secret of their success is the total commitment to their mission; they are the Shluchim (emissaries) of the Rebbe, (Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson of righteous memory, the Lubavitcher Rebbe), whose guidance and teachings are implemented in their daily lives.

The Rebbe charged them with the task of reaching and helping every single Jew come to closer to G‑d. Thus all their activities - from one on one private lessons to a giant Menorah lightings, from Megilah readings for the elderly to Camp Gan Israel, Tzivos Hashem or "Happy Hour" for the children, from donning the Tephilin on a regular weekday to the Neilah prayer on Yom Kippur - are permeated with the same theme.

It is their fervent hope their efforts will achieve the desired goal of making the entire world a place in which G‑d can dwell, reaching the fulfilment of the purpose for which G‑d had created it, with the coming of the Moshiach. In addition to our Shabbos and Yom Tov services, midweek minyanim, shiurim and childrens sessions,
our other activities include:

  • Adult Education

  • After School Programs

  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Instruction

  • Bat Mitzvah Club

  • Communal Lectures

  • Cafe Chabad

  • Hebrew Classes for children

  • Holiday Awareness Programs

  • Hospital Visitation

  • Kitchen Koshering

  • Jewish Library

  • Kosher Deli

  • Marriage Preparation

  • Mezuzah and Tefillin Checking

  • One-on-One Study

  • Seniors Visitation

  • Shabbat Hospitality

  • Women's Group

We have established a facility to serve the entire community. We attract people from all across the spectrum of Bournemouth Jewry - whether to shop at CHABADELI or to attend Shabbat Services, there's an incredible feel good factor permeating from all those who have visited to date.

Chabad of Bournemouth is financially independent and is supported by donations from its generous supporters who have the sensitivity and foresight to appreciate the mission of Chabad. If you wish to get involved and become a partner in this great work, please do not hesitate to contact us. Chabad of Bournemouth is a registered Charity and if you are a tax payer your donations can be gift-aided.We pride ourselves on providing something for everyone, or as our slogan says, ‘Reaching Every Jew With Love’ .