Chabad Lubavitch of Louisiana is a non-profit affiliate of the worldwide Chabad-Lubavitch movement. In November of 1975, the leader of the Chabad movement, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Rebbe, sent Rabbi Zelig and Bluma Rivkin as his shluchim (emissaries) to New orleans, Louisiana for the purpose of seeing to the spiritual and material needs of Louisiana Jews.

Chabad of Louisiana began working out of the Chabad House it established in Uptown New Orleans near the Tulane University campus in Fall of 1975. Since then Chabad has since developed into a multi-faceted organization, serving the community through the many educational, social and religious programs that are offered. Chabad's activities are directed by ten "Shluchim couples," Rabbi Zelig and Bluma Rivkin, Dr. David and Nechama Kaufmann, Rabbi Yossie and Chanie Nemes, Rabbi Mendel and Malkie Rivkin, Rabbi Yochanan and Sarah Rivkin, Rabbi Mendy and Chavie Schechter, Rabbi Mendel and Chaya Ceitlin, Rabbi Akiva and Hannah Hall (Southern Miss), Rabbi Peretz and Mushka Kazen (Baton Rouge) and Rabbi Leibel and Mushka Lipskier.

Chabad of Louisiana headquarters, located at 7037 Freret St., serves as a Synagogue as well as a center for adult education, children's programs and Jewish social events. Information about our many programs and activities is accessible throughout the website. Chabad's brand new Mikvah is housed in a new free standing facility behind the Chabad House. The major overhaul and renovation of Chabad House is now complete. A dedication ceremony was held in 2014 to honor Isaac and Bety B'tesh who helped make the project a reality. The Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center, serving Tulane, Loyola and UNO universities, is located next door at 7033 Freret St. and includes a sanctuary, student lounge, kitchen, library and study rooms, as well as a large activity room.

In 1990, Chabad of Louisiana opened a branch in Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans. The Gerson Katz Chabad Center of Metairie thus came to be designed and built as a cutting edge multi-functional facility. In August of 2014 Chabad of Southern Mississippi was founded in Biloxi serving the Gulf Coast region. In August of 2015 Chabad of Baton Rouge opened its doors to the Baton Rouge Jewish community and students of LSU.