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Ohel (grave)

Ohel (; plural: ohalim, literally: 'tent') is a structure built over a Jewish grave as a sign of prominence of the person buried within. Ohalim range from small wooden, brick, or plaster structures to large buildings which include one or more graves and area for visitors to sit and meditate.

Ohel (Chabad-Lubavitch)

The Ohel (, lit., "tent") is an open-air structure in which the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, and his father-in-law Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn (the two most recent leaders of the Chabad-Lubavitch) are interred. The Ohel is visited by thousands of Jews and non-Jews each year. Approximately 50,000 people make a pilgrimage each year on the anniversary of Schneerson's death.

Ohel (social services)

Ohel (pronounced Oh'-hel) is a large Jewish social service agency, primarily located in New York City, that provides counseling, crisis intervention, and other services to children and families who are going through or suffering from abuse, domestic violence, marital problems, mental health issues, and/or neglect. As of 2008, Ohel employs over 1200 employees including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, case managers, and mental health workers. The agency consists of divisions used to support individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and other psychiatric and psychological difficulties. Ohel also maintains numerous residences for foster care children.

The organization, whose full name is Ohel Children's Home and Family Services, is larger than others with similar missions, such as Mekimi and Harmoney Services.

Ohel was ranked No. 1 in 2007 in New York State by the Office of Children and Family Services for care delivered in its Foster Care programs.


Ohel may refer to:

  • Ohel (social services), a children's home and family services organization in New York
  • Ohel (biblical figure), the son of Zerubbabel, mentioned in I Chronicles
  • Ohel (Chabad), burial place of the sixth and seventh Lubavitcher Rebbes
  • Ohel (grave), a structure built over the graves of Rebbes, prophets and tzadikim
  • Ohel Theater, an Israeli theater company, active 1925–1969
Ohel (biblical figure)

Ohel (, "tent" or "house") is the name of the fourth son of Zerubbabel. His name is mentioned in .

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