In the middle of the largest ocean on earth, on the most isolated population center in the world, Yiddishkeit is thriving! In Honolulu you will find a dynamic Jewish community, Hebrew school, summer camp, daily minyanim, warm Shabbat gatherings, stimulating adult education, and plenty of aloha.

Over 35 years ago, the Lubavitcher Rebbe gave his blessing to open a branch of Chabad in Hawai'i to spread the light of Judaism to one of the farthest corners of the earth.  So in 1987, Rabbi Itchel and Perel Krasnjansky set out to turn Hawai'i into a blossoming center for Jewish life.  

Fortified with a blessing from the Rebbe and their irrepressible youthful idealism, the Krasnjanskys began by meeting Jews in every corner of O'ahu and inviting them to their home for davening and Shabbat meals.  Soon there were holiday programs and classes that attracted scores of kama'aina and visitors. 

Today, over thirty five years later, Chabad of Hawai'i is home to a vibrant Jewish community.  Chabad has become the focus of Jewish life in Hawai'i for the local community and for thousands of out-of-town visitors, touching the lives of so many.

Rabbi Itchel and Perel Krasnjansky
Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  808-735-8161
Address:  2241 Kapiolani Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96830
Office Hours: 
Mon - Thurs: 9 am - 5 pm
Fri: 9 am - 2 pm