The Maui Mitzvah Center is a vibrant, dynamic Jewish Out-Reach Organization on Maui, Hawaii
and its programs touch the lives of the hundreds of Jewish people living on as well as the many Jewish tourists visiting Maui.
We invite you to join our
Shabbat Services and Delicious Festive Meal
Insightful Torah and Kabbalah classes
Jewish Women’s Events
Jewish Single’s Events
Jewish Holiday Celebrations
The Chabad Hebrew School of Maui and Jewish Kids Club
.. and the many more wonderful Jewish programs happening on Maui.
Kosher Food on Maui page as well as
Shabbat Services and Hospitality
page which will be very helpful in planning your trip and feel free to call us at 808-249-8770 for any more information we can help you with.
Your partnership and support is needed and welcome!
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and come visit any time!
Wishing you blessings and success,
Rabbi Sholom and Danit Schusterman
“They are a team. Husband and wife. Shliach and shlucha. They are the emissaries of the Rebbe, the representatives of Lubavitch, the messengers of Chabad.
They are the shluchim.
Within the Lubavitch community, the title shliach evokes respect, perhaps even a tinge of envy. They are the chosen few, the elite. Children aspire to be shluchim, dreaming of manning a Chabad House in far-off exotic lands where strange languages are spoken. The product of childish minds, it is an idealized dream, free of the difficulties and traumas that beset the shliach in real life.
There are no trumpet sounded when they arrive in their new home city; no red carpets unrolled in their honor. They have few friends, no relatives, no familiar culture, atmosphere or environment. Many commodities, such as kosher meat, dairy products and other basics, may have to be flown in, but here are certain staples, vitally essential to their mission, which they bring with them by the truckload: Friendliness, affection for all Jews, compassion, tolerance, self-sacrifice, utter devotion and selfless dedication.
Armed with these, they immediately begin their work of outreach-explaining, shedding light, dispelling myths, countering stereotypes. “what does it mean to be a Jew?” “Rabbi, how can I observe the Shabbat-when my store has its best sales on Saturday?” “How are mitzvot relevant today, in this community?” The shliach of Chabad does not insist; he suggests. He does not criticize; he encourages. He does not “preach down” at people; he acts as a genuine equal, a friend. And the revolution begins. It takes place without anyone realizing it. A few years fly by, and, “out of nowhere,” it is a familiar and accepted sight to see families with sukot, observing Shabbat, kosher, etc. “…