About UsThe Shluchim Office was established at the request of the Lubavitcher Rebbe during the annual Kinus HaShluchim (Shluchim Convention) in New York during the year 5747 (1986):
|"… An additional suggestion: In order to prolong and maintain the congregational power (ko’ach ha’tzibur) derived from the Kinus HaShluchim, where so many shluchim have gathered together, it would be worthwhile to establish a central location [with a phone, etc.]. [This would be a place] that all shluchim could access in order to receive counsel or assistance in fulfilling their shlichus in their place of shlichus. [This service would include] providing them with a speaker and the like.|
"Fulfilling the above will, firstly, grant success in the fulfillment of the shlichus, a much greater degree of success than envisioned..."
(Excerpted from a Sicha delivered on Rosh Chodesh Kislev, 5747)
If there was ever a question about the propriety of using modern technology and communications for the purpose of holiness, the trail blazed by the Rebbe has provided an unequivocal answer. Over the past decades, the name Chabad-Lubavitch has become synonymous with the efficient diffusion of vibrant, living Judaism through the outstanding efforts of young couples and student shluchim around the world.
By means of all the convenciences available in today's digital age, The Shluchim Office strives to comprehensively meet the needs of Shluchim, Shluchos and their children. Emphasis is placed on programming, outreach, community-building, Torah study and a shliach's personal well-being...and, of course, meeting the need for quality lecturers and guest speakers.