About Us


Chabad Lubavitch


Guided by the leadership, teachings and inspiration of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Chabad-Lubavitch has set the dictum of “Love your fellow as yourself” as the defining factor in its liberal approach of unconditional acceptance of fellow Jewish people regardless of their background and affiliations.


While sharing and teaching the depth and the beauty of Judaism, every individual is encouraged to appreciate the depth of our heritage at their own comfortable pace.


As the world’s largest Jewish educational and outreach organization and a vibrant force in global Jewish life, its activities have touched the lives of millions of Jews. With close to 4,000 educational, social and religious institutions worldwide, there isn’t a Jewish community in the world that has not been positively affected by its work.


Recognizing the unique challenge of Downtown Vancouver, Chabad Lubavitch of British Columbia has entrusted Rabbi Binyomin & Mrs. Malky Bitton to meet the various needs of Downtown’s 3000 Jews.


Mission Statement


In the year 2000, a Federation survey estimated two to three thousand Jews living in Downtown Vancouver. With the Yaletown boom those numbers have reached the upper range. Today Downtown boasts a vibrant and growing Jewish community. 


In July of 2005, Rabbi Binyomin and Malky Bitton established Chabad of Downtown, an address for all and any Jewish needs, regardless of religious background, affiliation or financial status. Chabad of Downtown is dedicated to serve every Jew with Ahavat Israel and unconditional love.


Our broad spectrum of programs strive to ensure Jewish continuity and identity through increasing Jewish education, pride, knowledge, practice and commitment. The Chabad Jewish Centre provides a “Home Away From Home” for all Jews in a warm and friendly environment.


Our Programs:


Adult Education
Weekly Classes

Women's Study Group

Yeshiva Study Program

Lunch & Learn

One-on-One Study

Communal Lectures


Holiday Programs

Sukah Party & Celebration

Sukah & Lulav Outreach

Chanukah Party & Celebration

Menorah Distribution

Purim Party & Celebration

Purim Outreach

Pesach Community Seder

Shmurah Matzah Distribution

Lag Ba'omer Pinic

Shavuot Party & Celebration

Chassidic Gatherings
Summer Picnic


Children's Program

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Instruction
After School Tutoring

Jewish Women's Circle
Monthly Events & Workshops 

Young Adults
Educational Events

Social Events 


Shabbat Activities

Monthly Shabbat Dinners

Weekly Kiddush Lunch

Hospitality of Jewish Visitors to Vancouver


Religious & Communal Services

Shabbat Services

High Holiday Services

Brit Mila & Naming Celebrations

Bar Mitzvah Celebrations



Koshering Kitchens

Mezuzah Bank

Mezuzah and Tefillin Checking


Chaplaincy, Pastoral Care & Counselling
Marriage Prep

Hospital Visitation

Seniors Visitation



Discretionary Fund

Jewish Library

Tourist Services


Events held at: 
1260 Howe street Vancouver BC V6Z 1R5 
Mailing address & Office: 633 Prior Street Vancouver BC V6A 2G7


Contact us:
Rabbi Binyomin & Malky Bitton

Office: 633 Prior Street
Vancouver BC V6A 2G7

Tel: 778.688.1273
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