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Chabad of Houston collection

Identifier: MS 0833
Finding aid note: Forms part of the Houston Jewish History Archive. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Scope and Contents

The Chabad of Houston collection is made up of a calendar, Founders’ Dinner commemorative journal, three Gala Benefit Journals, a VHS tape about the history of the Chabad, and two pamphlets about the Jewish Community Center. The materials are in good condition and range in date from 1990 to 2016. Researchers interested in the Houston Jewish Community, religious life and programs, and Jewish educational institutions would find this collection useful.


  • Creation: 1990 - 2016


Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Chabad of Houston collection must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

The Woodson Research Center use policy is that researchers assume sole responsibility for any infringement of privacy, literary rights, copyrights, or other rights arising from their use of the archival materials. In addition to any restrictions placed by donors, certain kinds of archival materials are restricted for the life of the creator plus 50 years. These materials include, but are not limited to, student grades, transcripts, and any job applications or recommendations.

Biographical / Historical

Chabad Lubavitch is a worldwide organization dedicated to serving Jews of all ages. Comprising multiple organizations and programs, Chabad Lubavitch of Texas provides the education and means to promote Jewish awareness, knowledge and practice through outreach, education and social services ensuring Jewish continuity. Texas is home to twenty-five Chabad-Lubavitch institutions, which, for many Jews in Texas, are the only place they can learn about their Jewish tradition. Centers service their respective communities with countless institutions and programs, including schools, synagogues, day camps, mikvaot and a growing variety of outreach, social service and educational opportunities for all ages. The Houston area has twelve centers, in the Southwest, League City / Bay Area, Cypress, Outreach, Sugar Land, West, Bellaire, Medical Center, Montrose, Rice University, Uptown/Galleria, and the Woodlands.


0.50 Linear Feet (1 Box)

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The Chabad of Houston collection contains materials related to the institution’s many programs, its history, and especially the galas and events celebrating the impact the Chabad has had on the Houston Jewish community.


The materials are arranged in a single general series, in date order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection is comprised of several donations. Susan Farb Morris donated materials in March of 2018. Vicki Samuels Levy donated materials in May of 2018. Chaim Lazaroff donated materials in November of 2018.

Guide to the Chabad of Houston collection, 1990-2016
Gabby Parker
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA