Ka’mayim hapanim la’panim kein leiv ha’adam la’adam — As water reflects a face back to a face, so one’s heart is reflected back to him by another.”

What is a friend?
At the centre of the Jewish model of friendship is the pursuit of holiness, as it says in the Talmud that one should not part from one’s friend without exchanging words of Torah. Rabbi Chanina says: “I have learned much from my teachers but from my friends even more.”
In addition to our affiliates and our projects we are opening up the RCWC to friends, where we learn from each other in the pursuit of holiness.

Would you like to be our friend?

Chabad of West Parkland

Chabad of Parkland (Florida, USA) is guided by the idea that there should be a place where everyone can feel at home, within a Jewish context. There should be a Center for Jewish discovery where open-minded exploration is the key, not background or affiliation. It is a place where Judaism is celebrated joyfully and meaningfully, where Judaism sheds relevant perspective to our daily lives. With opportunities to expand the mind, excite the heart and touch the soul, our Center offers a wide range of learning venues, for all ages, where questions are encouraged and embraced.

Offering the women of Parkland a meaningful and relevant connection to Judaism is a priority at Chabad of Parkland. With this goal in mind, Rebbetzin Estie was excited to learn about the highly successful program that is the Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle. Using the ideas and format that have made the Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle a world-renowned institute for Women, a similar program was born at Chabad of Parkland. We wish to acknowledge the RCWC for inspiring the now very successful regular women’s Program “History, Her-Story, Our-Story: Celebrating the Jewish Woman.”

RCWC in turn appreciates Chabad of Parkland reaching out to us in friendship with their creative ideas, Torah insights and technological help. Thank you Rabbi Mendy and Estie Gutnick.