The Aleph Institute was founded in 1981 at the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s directive. The Aleph Institute serves people who have been affected by contact with the criminal justice system. Aleph’s programs cover the full spectrum of what people and families go through by offering financial, emotional, and spiritual support for families in crisis; Torah guidance, educational programs, and constitutional advocacy for people in prison; employment and financial assistance for people returning to their communities after release; and prison diversion programs (in eligible cases) for people who may be facing prison time.

A second branch of Aleph’s work focuses on providing Torah education, chaplaincy, and Jewish services to Jews serving in the United States Armed Forces. Aleph is also proud to be a certified endorser of Jewish chaplains for the US Department of Defense.