The first Telethon aired in 1980, after tragedy had struck Chabad. A devastating fire swept through the organization's headquarters in Westwood, destroying the Chabad House and claiming the lives of three young men. Read more
Through the kind generosity of its loyal audience and major corporate sponsors, the Telethon has raised tens of millions of dollars for those in desperate need.
Each year, the Chabad Telethon requires the help of many dedicated volunteers to assist on the night of the Telethon answering phone calls from our generous supporters. Click here to volunteer