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Chabad of Venice

Venice is a city replete with Jewish history, including the first printing of holy books, such as two of Judaism’s most important, the Rambam’s Mishneh Torah and the Shulchan Aruch. For nearly three decades, Chabad of Venice has been serving tourists from all over the world, as well as our local community.
We hope you enjoy reading about our activities, which are certain to inspire. From what the past 28 years has already brought to the city, you can trust that Chabad of Venice will continue to deliver the best of Jewish education, art and culture.
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Daily Prayer Services & More

In addition to the Chabad House, which serves as a welcoming center to the Jewish Ghetto, other staples of Jewish life are making an active daily Jewish lifestyle possible, such as kosher food and special event catering from GAM-GAM Kosher Restaurant, world-renowned Shabbat and Holiday Hospitality programs, a rabbinical yeshiva with a synagogue which offers tourists and Venetians morning, afternoon and evening services every day and soon, the completion of a state-of-the-art mikva.

GAM-GAM and the Chabad House promote culture in a number of ways, including hosting art exhibitions featuring Venetian and other Jewish artists. Chabad of Venice seeks to empower and inspire young people through education and training, and creating career opportunities for them, helping them every step of the way to achieve their potential. With a special focus on Jewish education, we offer private tutoring and organize holiday events and activities geared toward children, and are seeing tremendous growth in participation as new young families are making Venice their home.

Israel’s visiting top educators and principals hailed our education endeavors for their excellence in applications of technology and unique, flagship curriculum.

The Rabbinical Yeshiva

The Rabbinical Yeshiva is also playing a major role in reviving the oldest Jewish Ghetto in the world. 300,000 Jewish tourists visit Venice yearly, the majority of whom experience Judaism through one of our outreach programs, and for a few, this is their first Jewish experience. The yeshiva recently hosted a “Hakhel” 10-year Reunion of its first year graduates, celebrating increased Torah learning in Venice and the more than 140 yeshiva graduates who are now serving as Rabbi’s in communities all over the world, including: Australia, California, South Africa, Chile, Israel, Belgium, France, New York, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia. The yeshiva is making positive changes in people’s lives all over the globe.

If you want to see results, if you want to see impact, please make the investment in Chabad of Venice today enabling us to continue our dedicated mission of growth of Jewish education, art and culture in this historical gem of a city.

Your donations are our Only source of support & are tax-deductible in the USA.

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The Rabbinical Yeshiva

The Rabbinical Yeshiva is also playing a major role in reviving the oldest Jewish Ghetto in the world. 300,000 Jewish tourists visit Venice yearly, the majority of whom experience Judaism through one of our outreach programs, and for a few, this is their first Jewish experience. The yeshiva recently hosted a “Hakhel” 20-year Reunion of its first year graduates, celebrating increased Torah learning in Venice and the more than 140 yeshiva graduates who are now serving as Rabbi’s in communities all over the world, including: Australia, California, South Africa, Chile, Israel, Belgium, France, New York, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia. The yeshiva is making positive changes in people’s lives all over the globe.

If you want to see results, if you want to see impact, please make the investment in Chabad of Venice today enabling us to continue our dedicated mission of growth of Jewish education, art and culture in this historical gem of a city.

Your donations are our Only source of support & are tax-deductible in the USA.

Donate

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s easy. You can arrange for a gift in several ways, the most common being through a charitable gift in a will or a living trust. Many people set aside a certain dollar amount. Others leave a percentage of their estate, or any assets left over after they have provided for their family. Others leave a paid-up life insurance policy, retirement account, or other financial investment.

Everyone can leave a legacy. “Estate” is simply a word used to describe any money, property, or personal belongings that you own at the time of your death. Most people leave an estate when they die, even though they may not have a great deal of wealth. Even modest gifts are appreciated.

A charitable bequest will not take effect unless you state your intention in your will or living trust. Without a will, you may lose control over your assets after your death.

The answer is different for each individual. Some people make their wills when they have a first child, or when they receive an inheritance. But don’t put it off–the time is always right to think about how you wish to be remembered.

Consider the institutions and causes you support now. Why have you made gifts of money and time? Picture your Jewish community decades from now. What would you hope to see? Through your legacy, you can ensure that the organizations you care about thrive in perpetuity and the issues you are most concerned with continue to be addressed.

All qualified, tax-exempt institutions are appropriate beneficiaries. Organizations you have supported in your life are natural choices. Help keep the Jewish community strong. By making a gift to Chabad you can insure a strong Jewish community. You may wish to target fields of interests such as Jewish education, care for the elderly, or social services in Israel. You can also support organizations in the general community that have touched your life.

Consider designating a share of your legacy as unrestricted by including Chabad. While some issues remain constant, priorities can shift in sudden and unexpected ways. This is an excellent way to express your trust in future community leaders.

That is up to you. Charities often like to know in advance so that they can recognize your generosity. They can also tell you about specific opportunities for giving.

You should engage your children in every step of the legacy planning process. Here are some suggestions:

Initiate a family discussion about how your charitable giving and values.

Together, visit the institutions and programs you are committed to supporting.

Listen to and acknowledge their concerns.

The legacy planning process can build bonds with your partners in your community. It is truly a way to let your name be remembered as a blessing. Your promise to provide for the Jewish community after your lifetime also makes you eligible for the community’s recognition society.

Our staff is here to be your key resource, advisor and guide. We can help you identify community needs. We can meet with you before you meet with your advisors to brainstorm initial ideas and goals. In future years, we can help involve your children and grandchildren in carrying out your legacy.

We can work with you and your professional advisors to plan your gift in a way that furthers your unique financial and charitable goals. We are available to meet and consult with your advisors throughout the process.

Depending on your assets and goals, you can fund your legacy now or after your lifetime. For example, if you feel there is a compelling need to provide scholarships for needy children, you can begin those scholarships now and direct your estate to complete the balance of the funding. Alternatively, you can designate your entire legacy to be funded after your lifetime if that is more appropriate for you.

With the help of Chabad and your professional advisors, you will carefully choose the source of your dollars to help fund your legacy. Examples include retirement funds, highly-appreciated stock and real estate.

Depending on your goals, your legacy can be structured in the way that is most advantageous for you. You, your spouse and family members can receive income for life through charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts. Or your legacy can be a simple bequest in your will or from your IRA.

A bequest is a legacy gift, distributed from the donor’s estate after the end of his or her life. If not designated, it can be spent in the year that it is captured. An endowment is a permanent fund that is held in perpetuity, distributing a specified percentage annually to the designated purpose. For example an Endowment, are funds that are held by Chabad and distributed each year to programs, scholarships etc.. An endowment can be established by bequest or during the donor’s life.

Simply email Chabad for a confidential meeting. They look forward to working with you to keep the community strong and vibrant for generations to come. Email rabbi@jewishvenice.org

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