Chabad on Campus provides a “home away from home” for Jews at campuses across America and around the globe. Chabad seeks to ensure that students graduate as stronger and more empowered Jews than when they entered. Since the 1960s, Chabad campus centers open their doors to every Jewish student regardless of background or observance level. Here are 10 reasons you should join their ranks:
Some of the greatest people you’ll meet and friendships you’ll make in college will happen at Chabad. From the second you walk in for the first time, you will instantly be embraced by the warm, welcoming environment where you will make new friends for life.
If you are looking for a delicious home cooked Shabbat dinner along with some inspiration, Chabad on Campus is perfect for you. Every Friday night, there are dozens, or hundreds, of students that come to Chabad for an amazing Shabbat dinner with the Rabbi and Rebbetzin’s adorable children. By the first week, you will feel like part of the family.
One of the best things about Chabad is mixing with Jewish students from all Jewish denominations and social backgrounds. You may be surprised to discover that few students at Chabad are Chabad themselves — they are every kind of Jew, all united in one incredible community! Chabad is a home away from home where students can be themselves and feel welcomed no matter where they come from.
The Chabad executive board is a great opportunity for those who are looking for leadership roles and resume boosters. The work that students do on the board is so important and it can be a very fulfilling experience for students.
Chabad goes big for Jewish holidays! Chanukah means a huge menorah in the center of campus with plenty of latkes and dancing. On Sukkot you can see the rabbi peddling his sukkah bicycle around campus (no joke). For the High Holidays and Pesach you can expect a large and meaningful service at Chabad. Chabad’s Jewish pride is infectious and you’ll be proud to celebrate our special days in the biggest way possible.
- To walk away from college with something more
College years go by fast. Once it’s all said and done, the only thing we leave campus with is a degree in hand and the memories we made. With Chabad, it can be more than that. You will be able to leave college with a feeling of impact and fulfillment that you won’t find anywhere else.
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