Our Mission Statement

Predicated on the Mitzvah of “V’Ahavta L’Re’a’cha Kamocha – love your neighbor as yourself,” we seek to foster a sense of Jewish identity and belonging by engaging Jewish students at their own pace and comfort level in a warm and non-judgmental environment, and by offering innovative educational programs in all areas of Jewish life.

What We do


Connect Jewish students to each other, their heritage, and their Jewish future.


Why We Do It


Love for our fellow Jew is our motivation, inspired by Chassidic teachings and the vision and love of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

How We Do It


Our dedication to serve is not a career choice- it is a life choice, a 24/7 100% commitment.

Welcome Students!

To the new class of Terps, welcome!

And to those returning, welcome back! We have a great year ahead of us.

Click here to view our calendar.

What's in it for you?

Chabad offers something for everyone! Learning, social, community service, food, smiles, serious, funny, and more! If you don't see what you want, contact us today!
Meet the Family

Meet the Family


I'm Rabbi Eli Backman and together with my wife Nechama and the rest of my family,
we welcome you to Maryland and to our home,
'Your Jewish home away from home".
We look forward to meeting you soon.

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Summer Programming!

Covid-19 doesnt stop Chabad!
New Student Orientation!

New Student Orientation!


Visit the link below to virtually meet Chabad and the Backman's!

Learn about Chabad and the different opportunities it offers at UMD! Click Here

*Fill out our Sign-up form! Click Here
* Get an early glance at next year's upcoming events!

Click here for all the virtual orientation info!

To set up a virtual meeting with Rabbi Backman & UMD Chabad click here to email us today!

Virtual Programming!

Virtual Programming!


Although Covid -19 has made it difficult to continue our usual programming, Chabad has been able to continue to impact Jewish life at UMD.

Visit our page to see some current virtual classes & programming we have planned.
Click Here

If you don't see what you are looking for or have an idea for virtual programming contact us today!

If you are in College Park, please reach out to us to know what is going on Campus.

UMD Chabad's Annual Raffle

UMD Chabad's Annual Raffle


It's officially open!
Your chance to win $10,000!
Trip to Israel for two!
And more prizes!

Its a win win situation.
You win and support Chabad at the same time!

We win since with your help we can continue to do what we do at UMD.

Click here to see an overview of the past year

Click here to buy your tickets today!

Did You Know?

We do not receive funding from any central organization. The Chabad Center at UMD is made possible through the generous support of parents, alumni, and friends. Partner with us and make Jewish life at University of Maryland a reality. Become a Partner Today!

Get in Touch

Come visit us or reach out whenever

Locate:


Bais Menachem Chabad Jewish Student center

7403 Hopkins Avenue

College Park, Maryland 20740

Connect:


Rabbi Eli & Nechama Backman

301-277-2994

Chabad@umd.edu

Follow:


   @umdchabad

@umdchabad

  

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