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About Chabad of Contra Costa
Motivated by a profound love for every Jew and spurred by a boundless optimism, Chabad of Contra Costa sets into motion a dazzling array of programs and services to educate, inspire, and uplift Jews from all walks of life with unconditional love and acceptance.
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Upcoming Holiday
Sep. 29 - Oct. 1
Daily Thought
Before you were born, they made you swear you would do good. You were a pure soul before you were born. Your only desire was to do good. Why the oath? 
 Because you were to descend into a body driven by a beast that screams from within. Because you were to be surrounded by a coarse, confusing world that screams from all sides. And then you may begin to think differently; then your desire may change. 
 And so you swore. You swore that even if it made no sense to you, even if you had no desire, you would keep your word. 
 But if you would change your...
 
 
 
 
 
 
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