INFORMATION FOR VISITORS

IMPORTANT (2024):

Shabbat Services are usually held at the Chabad Jewish Center on the first Shabbat of every secular month (please check the website calendar for exceptions). Please visit this link for more information about our First Fridays.

Otherwise, Shabbat services are held at the home of Rabbi & Mrs. Lifshitz, 3510 N North St, Boise, ID 83703, which is NOT in walking distance to the Chabad Jewish Center.

If in doubt, please reach out in advance to be sure.

SERVICES:

Chabad Lubavitch of Idaho does not have a daily minyan. If someone needs to say kaddish, please contact us and we will see if we can arrange a minyan.

Shacharit/Musaf services are held weekly on Shabbat mornings at 10:00 AM, followed by a community kiddush luncheon (regardless of whether services are held at the Chabad Jewish Center or the Lifshitz residence). We usually get a minyan on Shabbat morning, but it's not guaranteed.

Friday night services are held on First Fridays.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

The closest hotels to the Lifshitz residence are:

Red Lion Hotel at 1800 West Fairview Avenue, Boise, ID 83702.
www.redlion.com/boise (208) 344-7691

Basic motel

Riverside Hotel at 2900 West Chinden Boulevard, Boise, ID 83714.
www.redlion.com/riverside (208) 343-1871

Recommended

Boise Inn at 4060 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83706.
www.theboiseinn.com (208) 344-4030

Very basic motel (not recommended)

Please note that ALL above hotels are over 2 miles away.

Some people have found closer, comfortable accommodations in nearby Airbnb.

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The closest hotels to the Chabad Jewish Center (located at 1803 S Maple Grove Rd, Boise, ID 83709) are:

Hampton Inn & Suites Boise/Spectrum
Address: 7499 W Overland Rd, Boise, ID 83709
Phone: (208) 323-2500 - Call and ASK FOR THE CHABAD RATE. They will also let you leave your baggage at the front desk on Shabbat and pick up Saturday night.

Hilton Garden Inn Boise Spectrum
Address: 7699 W Spectrum St, Boise, ID 83709
Phone: (208) 376-1000 - 
Call and ASK FOR THE CHABAD RATE. They will also let you leave your baggage at the front desk on Shabbat and pick up Saturday night.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Boise
Address: 7957 W Spectrum St, Boise, ID 83709
Phone: (208) 375-8500

Oxford Suites Boise
Address: 1426 S Entertainment Ave, Boise, ID 83709
Phone: (208) 322-8000

All 4 above hotels are just over 1 mile from the Chabad Jewish Center.


KOSHER IN BOISE:

Click here for our Kosher in Boise page to obtain information on kosher foods available in local supermarkets. There are no kosher restaurants in Idaho.

MEALS:

A communal kiddush lunch is held after services on Shabbat day at the Chabad Jewish Center (except for Pesach and other unique exceptions; it is advisable to check first).

Requests for Friday night meal hospitality can be made by emailing the Chabad Jewish Center or calling 208.853.9200.

If you are visiting Boise and are in need of kosher meals, please click here for our boutique Kosher Catering page. We do not have a full-scale catering service but are happy to do our best to accommodate the kosher traveler. Advance notice is required.

ERUV:

There is no eruv in the greater Boise area.

MIKVAH

The Boise Mikvah was completed in the end of 2023 and is now open by appointment. Please contact Mrs. Esther Lifshitz to make an appointment. To donate to the Mikvah fund and find out more about this project please click here. Thank you.

If you have further questions, please contact us via email or at 208.853.9200.