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.

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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!
Fall 2021

Chinese Shabbat

This Friday night! Chinese Shabbat Dinner! Join Chabad and your friends for a delicious, exciting and fun Shabbat dinner in Chinese Cuisine! Great time to come and see Chabad too! Friday 9/3 at 8:15pm– Vegetarian Read more…

Fall 2021

Rosh Hashana

We will be having holiday meals! Stay tuned for more details. Make sure you hear the Shofar! Dates & Times TBD. Please check back as this page will be updated with more info. If you Read more…

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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