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 this semester’s programming plan

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.

Fill out our sign up form today

Fall 2020 Semester

'Physically distanced, emotionally close'
Fall 2020 Programming

Fall 2020 Programming


Visit our dedicated fall 2020 page for all the details and events! click here

Highlight for this semester:
1) Shabbat - To - Go
2) Crafts - To - You

Visit the page for more details.

Rosh Hashanah!

Rosh Hashanah!


Chabad will be offering meals for Rosh hashanah Dinner!
click here to reserve yours today!

We will be blowing Shofar around campus on Sun. 9/20. for times and locations please click here.

Quarantined or in Isolation?

Quarantined or in Isolation?


So Covid is around.
We have delivered soup and more to many.

If you or someone you know is not feeling well and can use anything, even just a pick me up, please do not hesitate to let us know.
Contactless delivery and all things considered.

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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