Thousands of people are impacted on a daily basis by the programs and reach of Chabad of the Valley, the organization Rabbi Yehoshua Binyomin Gordon, ob”m built for over 40 years.
Today, they are embarking on a far-reaching and ambitious goal, to raise $1 million dollars in just 24 hours, to continue and grow his legacy.
Today at 4pm EST, on the day of Rabbi Gordon’s Shloshim, the “Rabbi Joshua B. Gordon Living Legacy Fund” is being launched via a Charidy campaign to perpetuate and expand the lifelong work of Rabbi Gordon bringing Judaism to life across the valley and beyond and teaching Torah to the world.
Rabbi Gordon had a unique ability to motivate and empower others to maximize their potential. He was many things to so many people: a father, a leader, a mentor, a teacher and also Chabad of the Valley’s principal fundraiser.
The campaign is all or nothing: each donation will be quadrupled, but if the $1 million is not reached, all donations will be returned.
International Reach to Tens of Thousands
Reaching well beyond the confines of Southern California, Rabbi Gordon was known as a master teacher who engaged tens of thousands of people in his daily online classes. His precise explanations and lucid delivery have brought the joy of Torah study to students around the world. To date these Torah classes have recorded over five million views spanning 70 countries. One of Rabbi Gordon’s most fervent wishes was to further spread Torah to every corner of the earth.
A mentor to Shluchim (Emissaries ) across the Globe
‘Rabbi Gordon’s success guiding the many Chabad representatives and centers under his aegis made him a role model to many shluchim,”
Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, Chairman – Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch, the educational arm of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement.
“He was a guide to shluchim around the globe and a trusted confidant to many of them, but he never saw himself as anything more than a simple person”.
Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, Vice Chairman of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch
“Rabbi Gordon will be known for generations as a living legend to both Shluchim and lay leadership. He truly implemented the desire of the Lubavitcher Rebbe to propagate and disseminate Yiddishkeit [Judaism] with love, kindness and sensitivity.”
Rabbi Mordechai Einbinder, Associate Director of Chabad of the Valley