The Chabad-Lubavitch movement is warming the globe (in a good way) by spreading a culture of community, kindness, and enlightenment.
Conveying these values to college students, who are at a critical juncture in their lives, is of primary importance. Chabad on Campus has homes on more than 850 campuses worldwide where Jewish students of every background and affiliation can chill and connect. Our caring and experienced directors* promote social, educational, and spiritual enlightenment. No judgment, just joy.
*Chabad Houses are jointly directed by husband and wife couples, known as emissaries (Shluchim) of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
Support the vibrancy and growth of Jewish student life on campus through the sustainability and success of Chabad Houses worldwide.
Champion robust Jewish life and learning on college campuses around the world.
Transform Jewish lives and campus communities from what they are today into what they can be tomorrow.
Evidence of Inclusiveness
Our homes are truly open to all Jewish students. A groundbreaking study on the role of Chabad on Campus at American college campuses found that almost 90 percent of our participants do not come from Orthodox homes.
Chabad House Effect
No Place Like Home
Chabad Houses are hot, and getting hotter. More than 30 percent of Jewish college students flock to our hubs on hundreds of campuses throughout the world. These campuses are home to more than 75 percent of today’s Jewish college-aged youth.
Chabad on Campus promotes a campus
life where Jewish identity and Jewish pride can thrive in all circumstances.
At Chabad our children can always get away from the stress of college life, enjoy the company of friends, or have a good conversation. We call it their home-away-from-home.
Chabad provides me with a place to feel comfortable being Jewish. It’s a great place to feel supported and sustained!
As a Jew on a campus, it is extremely important to maintain my Jewish identity by going to Chabad and participating in Jewish related events.
Chabad on Campus gave me a safe place to express my Jewish identity and a sense of belonging. Thank you for giving me this opportunity and for showing me kindness, and for accepting me as I am!
I came to college without knowing anyone. I was nervous about leaving home, hoping I would find a community of people who cared about me. At my first Shabbat dinner at Chabad, I instantly felt connected to everyone there. I felt a sense of unconditional love and acceptance that can be hard to find in a new place. I began celebrating Shabbat more than I ever had at home, and my connection to Judaism grew stronger and stronger.
Shabbat dinner at Chabad is a joyous, familial place where you can eat homemade food and meet new friends. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly to newcomers, regardless of religion and beliefs.
At the beginning of his leadership in the early 1950s, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, reaches out to college campuses, sending rabbinical students to serve as a resource for Jewish students on campus.
Chabad opens its first campus center at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). Every Jewish student is welcomed, regardless of their background or observance level.
Chabad Houses serve as a home away from home on more than 850 college campuses around the world.
Chabad on Campus International Leadership
Supporting Chabad Houses
We foster the success of Chabad Houses on campuses around the globe by providing leadership and supportive services and by creating a strong international community. The people who stand staunchly behind Chabad on Campus represent a wide swath of the community, from finance and industry to Jewish communal leadership to education and the arts. They include Torah scholars, Chabad on Campus alumni, and professionals in a variety of fields, all committed to ensuring a viable, proud Jewish future.