Shluchim conference
Shluchim conferenceYechezkel Itkin

The international conference of Chabad shluchim (emissaries) began in New York on Thursday.

According to data published by Chabad ahead of conference, the total number of Chabad emissaries worldwide is 4,700, and they operate in 91 countries around the world.

The shluchim operate around 3,500 Chabad houses and Jewish institutions. In the United States and Canada alone, there are about 1,000 Chabad communities, making Chabad the operator of the largest number of communities in North America, a number which is constantly going up.

The conference will end on Sunday evening with a salute to the shluchim in New Jersey.

Photos: Yechezkel Itkin