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This summer,
change the world. 

Honor the Rebbe's request. It will change your life. B'gashmius and b'ruchnius.

Why Merkos Shlichus?

Even before the Rebbe's nesiyus he was committed to finding every yid and bringing them closer to Hashem. He was involved in every detail of the planning, and eagerly awaited the detailed reports at the end of each assignment. The Rebbe allowed us to be equal partners in this holy and vital, yet challenging work. 

What an incredible zechus we have to participate in this world-changing project, even with just a couple weeks in the summer! The Rebbe promised that joining the ranks of Merkos Shluchim will greatly and dramatically impact the lives of the Shluchim just as much as it changes the lives of Yidden worldwide.


How Did Merkos Shlichus Start?

In 5703 (1943) the Rebbe - known as the Ramash - dispatched bochurim to visit Jewish Communities in Upstate New York. The task: visit with Yidden, tell them about the work that Merkos was doing and bring some seforim. And so, Merkos Shlichus was born.


With very clear direction from the Rebbe over the years, and an abundance of Brachos promised to everyone who participates, Merkos Shlichus is one of the longest-running projects instituted by the Rebbe that has completely revolutionized the world. Special thanks to the staff at The Derher who diligently compiled the history of Merkos Shlichus, entitled "One Spark At A Time."

In the summer of תשי"א the Rebbe explained the obligation for Yeshiva Students and Ba'alei Battim to go on Merkos Shlichus and the merits that come with this important project. 

'In order for one’s Torah to be complete, he must also engage in Gemillus Chasadim, and then-when does an act of material kindness, and certainly when exposes them to the light of Torah, that which the Alter Rebbe writes on the posuk וצדקה תרומם גוי will be fulfilled, that “his mind and heart will be refined a thousandfold” and when he will return to Yeshiva he will have a thousand times more [then he experienced in the past]."

A Responsibility and A Gift

Merkos Shlichus is EVERYONE'S Responsibility

In a Sicha on Yud Beis Tammuz, 5711 the Rebbe expounded on this in greater detail.

The Job of Actually Saving Neshamos

On 22 Tammuz, 5711 the Rebbe described the lifesaving mission and traveling with the M'shaleiach.

Read the Excerpt Here

The Impact of Your Presence

What happens when people see you? The Rebbe explained this in a Sicha on 22 Tammuz, 5711. 

Read the Excerpt Here
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Better then Vacation

Most of us see the summer months as an opportunity to relax with time off from work or school. Not so the Frierdiker Rebbe. Far from relaxing, he launched a special program to take advantage of the vacation. In the Sicha on Chof Av, 5711 the Rebbe emphasizes the immense value of Merkos Shlichus. As so many stories attest to, the seemingly small impact that a couple of bochurim can have on a community--or an isolated Jew--can go a very long way.

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"It is well known that [the Frierdiker Rebbe] demands Ahavas Yisroel in order to bring Yidden close. Even simple Jews - because simple Jews are precious to Hashem, like a father to His son - and they have the inherent virtue of simplicity. The students that are traveling on "Merkos Shlichus" must remember that the mindset of "קנא קנאתי" may be applied in relation to oneself, but in relation to others it must always be with Ahavas Yisrael. Through this we will merit the nevuah of "הִנֵּ֚ה אָֽנֹכִי֙ שֹׁלֵ֣חַ לָכֶ֔ם אֵ֖ת אֵֽלִיָּ֣ה הַנָּבִ֑יא" to announce the geula shleima, may it be speedily in our days. Amen.

Shabbos Parshas Balak, 14 Tammuz 5716

Shmuel V. in Texas

"I really saw and felt that the Rebbe firt di velt and I was just the middleman to get it done."
  • How much time do I need to have in order to go on Merkos Shlichus?
    In our experience, 3 weeks is the ideal amount of time to dedicate to Merkos Shlichus. It gives you a few days to get acclimated and then get on the road. We don't suggest any less then 2 weeks but if that's all you can do definitely register and hopefully we can find something for you!
  • Do I need to register with a Chavrusa?
    Yes, we only dispatch pairs of bochurim on Merkos Shlichus. If there are any extenuating circumstances you can reach out to us and we'll see if we can help.
  • Can I request a specific location to be assigned to?
    Yes, you can. Due to many factors we cannot guarantee that you will be assigned anywhere, so ask that you only register if you would be open to going anywhere you are assigned.
  • Do I need to have a drivers license?
    No. We have some requests for locations that do not require a driver's license. It's definitely recommended because the more flexibility you have, the more likely we will be able to find an assignment for you.
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It's an opportunity of a lifetime.

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You will give the biggest gift to yourself, to your future and of course a tremendous amount of nachas for the Rebbe. 

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