After Two Years of Lockdowns, Philippines Experiences Uplifting Pesach



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    After Two Years of Lockdowns, Philippines Experiences Uplifting Pesach

    The Philippines has opened after two long years of lockdowns, and with it came renewed activities for Chabad in the country! More than 500 visitors celebrated a beautiful Passover in the five centers throughout the country’s many islands Full Story

    The Philippines has opened after two long years of lockdowns, and with it came renewed activities for Chabad in the country!

    More than 500 visitors celebrated a beautiful Passover in the five centers throughout the country’s many islands.

    The Philippines was one of the first countries in the world to close its gates to tourists with the outbreak of Covid – and one of the last to remove the restrictions.

    Finallyy, just around the 11th of Nissan 5782, the 120th birthday of the Rebbe MH”M, the restrictions were released and visitors could enter once again.

    Although the influx of tourists did not yet reach the amounts of what it was like before the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the Senior Shliach to the country and director of the Central Chabad House in the country’s capital Manila, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Levy decided it was crucial to open each of the nation’s Chabad houses no matter what the cost.

    It would be lengthy to describe the numerous miracles that accompanied the opening of each and every Chabad House, but after a series of “Divine Providences” (incredible outright miracles), the country’s tourist locations began to be staffed by Shluchim, one after the other arriving to serve their communities with full force.

    Firstly- Manila. The Central Chabad House was the only one that was not closed throughout the entire period of the pandemic. As soon as possible, Rabbi Levy opened registration for the Pesach sedarim.

    Next, the Chabad House in El Nido- Shliach Rabbi Moshe and his wife, Rebbetzin Feiga Notik, arrived to islands, frequented by myriad tourists.

    The third Chabad House to be reopened is located in the affluent city of Clark, near Manila.  Rabbi Menachem Mendel and his wife Rebbetzin Chaya Levy arrived to serve the local community.

    The fourth Chabad house is located in the heart of Cebu, another island popular among tourists. Rabbi Menachem Mendel and his wife, Rebbetzin Devorah Leah Axelrod took responsibility for opening the center.

    Lastly, Chabad House on the island of Boracay was temporarily operated by Bochurim.

    Indeed, the efforts of the Shluchim bore fruit: the Chabad Houses were filled with visitors and were bustling with life and activity throughout the Holiday. The Shluchim in all five centers were with very busy with all details around the opening of the centers and Passover activities.

    During the first days of the holiday more than 500 Jews celebrated around the seder tables throughout the country, but the shluchim lost count as to how many Jews visited Chabad houses in the following days, as they were busy tending to the many visitors and enjoying the holiday together.

    After a successful Pesach season, Chabad of the Philippines is looking for a new couple.

    Those who are interested can contact Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Levy at [email protected]

    You can become a partner and help Chabad of the Philippines continue their vital work by clicking here.

















































































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    1. Yitzchak

      So beautiful to see in the furthest point of the world in the middle of the ocean so much kedusha to bring the Geula!!!

    2. Meir

      Israeli Shluchim are boss!!!!

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