Aug 20, 2015
Growing Up in the Amazon Jungle

Six-year-old Mendy Raichman lives with his family in Manaus, Brazil and attends the Nigri International Shluchim Online School, a project of the Shluchim Office.

What would it be like to grow up in a place where there is no kosher food readily available, it rains for months on end, and there are no Jewish children to play with?

This is daily life for young Mendel Raichman of Manaus, Brazil. His parents moved on shlichus to the Amazon five years ago to establish a Chabad House and bring fruition to the Rebbe’s vision of spreading Judaism to the furthest corners of the world.

Life is definitely not easy, but they are there for an important mission and are proud of what they accomplish.

One of the biggest challenges of living in such a far-off place, for both the parents and children, is the lack of a formal Jewish education for their children. In the past, many Shluchim had to dedicate enormous amounts of time and resources to educate their children. Now, with the Nigri International Shluchim Online School, even these children who live so far away are able to participate in a classroom and have friends - all without compromising their education at any level.

The online school currently has 3 different divisions in 60 different countries, with over 775 children enrolled. Thanks to the success of our recent Charidy campaign, the school is well positioned to grow and improve on the important service they offer.

Watch the video below and get a glimpse of Mendel’s life – the joys and hardships – and see for yourself the sacrifices that these Shluchim make every day, and the important of the vital work that they do.

To learn more about the Nigri International Shluchim Online School, please visit them at

The Nigri International Shluchim Online School is a project of the Shluchim Office.

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A chossid from houston
Aryeh Raichman! there is none like you in the world!!!
(8/20/2015 6:40:05 PM)
The best Shluchim!
Rabbi and mrs Raichman are the best Shluchim that I have ever encountered. The warmest kindest over the top people, much hatsloha in your Shluchis.
(8/20/2015 6:50:47 PM)
you guys are amazing only mechayel el chol
(8/20/2015 7:03:45 PM)
Go deby!
Deby and family you are for sure making the Rebe so proud! Keep up the hard work!
(8/20/2015 7:04:07 PM)
Aryeh!!! Miss you!
Hi aryeh so nice to see you doing great work! Beautiful nachas from your son !!
Yosef Muchnik
(8/20/2015 10:08:11 PM)
go nechama!
go nechama slonim, amazing job the video is so cute! :)
(8/20/2015 10:39:15 PM)
Go aryeh
Lots of hatzlacha
Zalman t
(8/20/2015 10:58:52 PM)
So proud!
Mendele is such a special boy! As are his parents :)
(8/20/2015 11:11:16 PM)
Very impressed and proud. .
Great job aryeh, in addition to helping online school, I hope it will help u get a new home soon. ...

Hashem bless.

Meir G
(8/21/2015 12:35:51 AM)
Wow Nechama! Never knew u did videos!!!!
(8/21/2015 1:24:51 AM)
"I like Shlichus because I'm the Rebbe's soldier..."
(8/21/2015 1:30:33 AM)
What mesaras nefesh!
What mesiras nefesh the shluchim (all shluchim) have - especially those who are more isolated. And even more so the wonderful children who may not have many friends - the Rebbe will pay them all back many times over. Hatzlacha rabba!
(8/21/2015 10:29:46 AM)
(11/8/2015 12:28:49 AM)
Soooo cute:)
This is such a cute video which lets you get a glimpse of the amazing things shluchim all over the world are doing! Tizku L'Mitzvos!
(11/8/2015 2:17:16 AM)
go mendi!!
nice video
(2/16/2016 7:02:06 PM)
He has a beautiful family in Houston and they must be full of pride to call this boy their own.A family of talent and brilliance!
(11/15/2016 8:24:02 PM)
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