Who We Are?
A new type of community is reigniting Jewish life in America. Lehavat David, or David’s Flame, is a grassroots movement under the auspices of the Ostrova Biala Rebbe, shlita whose mission it is to channel the transformative power of Judaism to unite, awaken and inspire the Jewish people from all different walks of life. Like the flames in a menorah, the Jewish people have many different branches and traditions, but our essence is one. Lehavat David represents the extraordinary light that shines into the world when these disparate flames unite for the common purpose of uplifting humanity.
Founded in 2017 through our flagship center in Manhattan, we have launched additional chapters in Los Angeles and Miami with a collective mission to embark on an exciting series of projects that are blazing new ground in the Jewish world:
Since 2013, David’s Flame has helped hundreds of people overcome their struggle with addiction and replace their thirst for external fixes with lasting solutions.
David’s Flame is dedicated to helping people overcome their inner struggles by empowering them to grow spiritually and giving them the tools to extricate them from the toxic trap of substance abuse in all its forms. As a result of its diverse composition and membership, our organization is uniquely positioned to reach out to, connect with and actively assist people who are struggling with addiction, but who otherwise would not know where to turn. The members at David’s Flame can help struggling people find the right solutions since many of David’s Flame’s members have experienced similar issues at one point in their journey and now have the tools to help others succeed in their recovery.
Through a number of different activities, including weekly meetings, one-on-one counseling, educational awareness events, nutrition programs, meditation and yoga sessions and support groups, David’s Flame has helped hundreds of people overcome their struggle with addiction and replace their thirst for external fixes with lasting solutions centered around living a fulfilled and meaningful life. In sum, David’s Flame offers a loving and supporting community of friends that is working tirelessly to replace the pain and suffering in people’s lives with a sense of true happiness and purpose without the need to medicate oneself artificially.
1st Ever Men's Mikveh on UES
All of our programs and activities center around the inner rejuvenation and revival of the individual. The Mikvah is powerful, yet a widely underutilized tool that creates fertile ground for this type of spiritual growth. Surprisingly, Manhattan’s Upper East Side does not yet have a men’s Mikvah to service our local community, including the myriad of Jewish visitors, commuters and hospital patients that are accustomed to immersing daily. The men’s Mikvah will be an essential element of the neighborhood’s Jewish landscape which will serve as a launching pad for spiritual elevation and inner wellbeing.
Helping Other Reconnect
Our organization is primarily comprised of Baalei Teshuva (literally, “masters of return”), many of whom were born into non-observant homes, and underwent their own spiritual journeys, ultimately deciding to live a life committed to Torah values. This unique dynamic creates a judgment-free atmosphere that is filled with a deep sense of empathy, understanding and warmth towards people from all walks of life