Mendel Hendel’s Eshel Hachnosas Orchim: Charity or Business?


The Eshel hotel building: 274-276 Kingston Ave.

Regarding:  274 – 276 Kingston Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11206  Cross Street(s): Eastern Parkway and Lincoln Place
Organzation: Chabad Lubavitch Hospitality Center Eshel Hachnosas Orchim Inc.
Chaired by: Menachem Mendel Hendel (a.k.a. Mendy or Mendel Hendel).

Is Mendel Hendels Eshel building located at 274 – 276 Kingston Ave. a charity or business?

For $170 a night I say it’s a business and if it’s a business Hendel should stop soliciting charity money (fooling the people) for his private business.

Help us exposed corruption and fraud: Please review the IRS 990 forms bellow and tell us if you find anything suspicious or out of place.

Form 990 Filings for This Organization

2009: Download

2008: Download

2007: Download

2006: Download

2004: Download

2003: Download

2002: Download

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9 Responses to “Mendel Hendel’s Eshel Hachnosas Orchim: Charity or Business?”

  1. WhoIsShmira? Says:

    I want to note:

    1) I find it strange that Hendels organization only does “charity” outside the USA, when theres plenty of real charity to do here.

    When Eshel does do some “charity” in the USA, its for foreigners tourist (who spend a huge amount of money to get here…they are not poor needy people) and not for local needy families (who if the situation were reversed would not be able to afford to send their children(s) out of the country for a month vacation).

    2) During this time that Eshel does do “charity” by feeding foreigner tourist who come here for vacation, almost if not all the food prepared are donated (by good intention people who know no better and who do know better and are just writing thir donations off for their taxes). So as far as the food is concerned, it’s not costing Hendel much. The same same with the beds, housing etc… all write offs.

  2. CPA Says:

    Major laundry machine going on here. the following is what i picked up just breezing through, I’ll have a second -better- look some other time.

    RE: 2009 filings

    I went through the tax return I see that there is no more detail which inst. they gave money, however, in the US there is a detail one and i see that he gave to Cong. Tiffres Moshe 9,358 it’s in Williamsburg, Clymer St. this is for the Bais din that was pasken against the Weiss Bais din from Flatbush that the community don’t have to listen to them.

    Hendel gave a donation for Central Yeshiva Tomechei Tmimim $31,449 he paid them for something. the question is for what and how they record it in their books and who run this corp.

    claims he gave to the poor clothing it’s probably the Kevutze (students studying in the local Yeshiva) they just added to many like students 1,300.

    there are not too many details. for some reason there are no schedules attached as the first ones which is very hard to follow. hendel also became smart with the donations. most of the 45 donations he gave are less than 5K this way he does not have to detail them in the tax return.
    hendel gives a lot of money every year to the gmach below you yo check who runs it it’s non-for profit:
    this is on 08′ and also 09′ was around the same number

    Gemilath Chesed Tmimim Leziruz Hageula
    814 Eastern Pkwy
    Brooklyn, NY 11213

    Remember, every charity donation that he gave. That it’s not an even amount like 10K 5K, etc. He paid a bill or he paid them the bill. With the students Gmach, he is laundry money there. takes cash (or check and don’t reported in his personal return) and pay back as a donation. He does it every year.

    More to come.

  3. Missing Docs Says:

    Wheres 2010 and 2011?

  4. LOL Says:

    THIRD:_ The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is
    formed are as follows :
    To create, form and establish an organization, the name of which
    roughly translates to Chassidic movement of Lubavitch for room and
    board and hosting of guests; to coordinate and administer a program
    to provide and distribute meals, free of charge, to needy individuals ;
    to transport the meals from the source of the donation to such needy
    individuals; to provide and supply any and all necessary vehicles,
    equipment and gear to effectuate the foregoing purposes; to encourage
    interest, awareness and activism in local and national political arenas
    with reference to the plight of the needy, the homeless and the poor;
    to promote the spirit of benevolence and to advance and preserve the
    welfare and physical well being of the homeless, needy and poverty
    stricken by means of administering to the collection, transportation and
    distribution of donated food and fresh produce of all kinds ; to provide
    financial aid and other reasonable economic and in-kind assistance for
    the ultimate benefit of needy people; to aid, assist, cooperate,
    co-sponsor and otherwise engage in concerted action with private and
    governmental agencies, organizations and institutions on all programs
    designed, calculated and dedicated to the improvement of life for the
    homeless, needy and the poor and generally to endeavor to foster,
    promote and advance the health, welfare and well-being of such individuals by all available means and methods.

    I have lived in Crown Heights all my life and have never seen any of the above come out of this organization. What a scam.

  5. antimesira Says:

    “to provide and supply any and all necessary vehicles,
    equipment and gear to effectuate the foregoing purposes;”

    Perhaps Hendel is referring to the following:

    Except i havn’t seen anybody (as of yet) eating moshiach flags ;)

  6. ch resident Says:

    lets see hendel stuff “his guest” in his hotel, after all, he ask us to host these guest in our homes, now that he has his own place, they can all go there.

  7. neil Says:

    But, it’s not a real hotel.

    • WhoIsShmira? Says:

      Exactly. It’s not legally a hotel, but the prices and conditions are the same.

      Mr. Hendel is not paying taxes like he would had he been operating a legal hotel, instead he’s pretending to be an “Hachnosas Arochim” (non-for-profit) and thus avoiding paying taxes.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Gilad Bazel Eshel Crown Heigts dishonest

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