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Prison Chaplaincy

Prison Chaplaincy

 

Prison Chaplaincy

Prison2.jpgRabbi Kurinsky and a group of volunteers visit prisons and spend time with the Jewish inmates in Torah discussion group, putting on Tefillin and holding a prayer service. Before and during holidays we have special services and programs.

If you know of anyone who we could visit or if you would like to join us for our monthly visits, e-mail Rabbi Kurinsky at Rabbi@ChabadBeaches.com or give us a call at 904.543.9301.

Visits to area correctional facilities serve as a vital link to the outside community for incarcerated Jewish inmates. Many of our brethren are using this very difficult and unfortunate experience as an opportunity to discover their roots, and turn over a new leaf, thanks to the encouragement and support of these visits.

Chabad seeks to bring life and spiritual movement to one's soul; to bring a sense of purpose into one's existence. By showing a person's connection with the entire Jewish people, with the Torah and with G‑d, it offers a glimmer of hope, helping the individual endure the days and the nights, the inner isolation.

The Rabbi will always be ready and prepared, lending a helping hand to the individual and his or her family, seeking out and focusing on the goodness within. The teachings of the Torah help a person become a healthy minded individual who knows that he or she has a vital part to play in the universe - even from the confines of a prison cell. This is also a preparation for eventual re-entry into society.