Chabad of Simi Valley is one of 2000 branches of today's largest international organization involved with Jewish education and outreach programs.
Embracing the philosophy of the Lubavitch movement, which originated in the town of Lubavitch in White Russia during the 18th century, Chabad's underlying doctrine is "Ahavat Yisrael" (love for a fellow Jew).
Chabad recognizes no differences between Jews; its goal is to serve the spiritual and physical needs of every Jew regardless of affiliation, wherever he or she may be, with understanding and with love. Chabad's ultimate goal is that by uniting all Jews around the world, and inspiring many to become more aware of their Jewish heritage we can bring about the final redemption through the righteous Moshiach speedily in our days.
By means of a rare combination that blends traditional Judaism with modern day techniques, Chabad has found the formula to develop a rapport with the most alienated of Jews and to enhance their outlook. By arousing an intellectual and/or emotional interest in our faith, Chabad-Lubavitch has become the catalyst to relink Jews with their Jewish roots and revive the sparks of Jewish consciousness in the hearts and minds of each Jew.