About Us

Beit Chabad Manaus is dedicated to serving all Jews throughout the Amazon region with Ahavat Yisroel – an unconditional love and concern for every Jew, regardless of background and affiliation.

Its multiple programs provide the education to promote Jewish knowledge and awareness and the means to practice and experience our Jewish heritage.

It encourages positive action on the part of every Amazonian and facilitates these efforts to increase in goodness and kindness. It strives to seek out every Jewish visitor, affording them a moment of Jewish connection and a positive Jewish experience.


Meet The Staff

Rabbi Arieh

Rabbi Arieh Raichman grew up in Houston, Texas and studied at the famous Torah Day School run by Chabad of Texas. He continued his education at Yeshivas in Brazil, Argentina, Israel and the USA. During the summer months he would direct camps and assist communities across the world ranging from Mexico all the way to Croatia. In 2007, he received his bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from the Rabbinical College of America in Morristown, New Jersey. He then went to Israel and became a certified Mohel studying with the Famous Jerusalem Mohel –Yehuda Giat. In October of 2009, he and his wife and son, Mendele moved to Manaus to open the first Beit Chabad in the Amazon.

Rebbetzin Dvorah Lea

Dvorah Lea Raichman grew up in Belem, Brazil where her parents direct the Chabad Activities. After graduating from Gani Talmud Torah in S. Paulo, she continued her studies at the Bais Chaya Mushka Seminary in Montreal, Canada and majored in both early childhood and elementary school education.

During the summer months, Dvorah Lea was Head Counselor of Camp Gan Israel day camp in Costa Rica. She has taught in Hebrew and Day Schools throughout the New York area.

Their 6 wonderful children.


& YOU!

More than anyone else at Chabad, YOU make it happen. Your participation, input, and spiritual growth enhances the Chabad experience for all attendants, including the staff. Come find your place at Chabad!