Picture of the moment
| College Park
- A Jewish student organization
that provides social, educational, recreational, and religious
programming for students.
- A home where all Jews are
welcome no matter what.
- A place where students
socialize in a comfortable home-like setting with great friends,
great food and great discussion.
- An institution where you can
question your faith and not be afraid of judgment.
- A haven to run to when you're
stressed or lonely, and need a friend to lean on.
- A business where you can intern
and get credits for your major and perfect your leadership skills
with our various student groups.
- A center for prayer and study,
where one can gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of
ones Jewish heritage.
- A partnership between students
and staff to help create student programming, plan social action
projects, raise women's issues, promote health awareness
activities and offer many volunteer opportunities.
- A community for all Jewish
students, with opportunities to expand their experiences in all
aspects of their college career.
(thanks to the
Ohio State Chabad)
What is Chabad?
- A: Chabad
is a worldwide movement that spreads Jewish
awareness to all Jews whether male or
female, old or young. Its roots are in
White Russia in a small town by the name
of Lubavitch. The word Chabad is an acronym
for Chachmah, Binah, Daas, which means
wisdom, understanding, and knowledge.
The idea is to turn intellect to action.
Simply put, Chabad's message is "don't
just think it, do it". This is exactly
what Chabad does. Chabad Houses can be
found in every part of the world such
as, Tasmania, Russia, Hawaii, and Bangkok
and in each one of those places Chabad
is doing everything it can to help Jews
What does Chabad do on campus?
- A: Chabad
provides Jewish students with all their
spiritual needs. Chabad provides kosher
Shabbat and holiday meals free of charge
to students (best meals in town). Chabad's
Rabbi has knowledge in all areas of Judaism,
ready to answer your questions. Most importantly,
Chabad is your 'Jewish home away from
Do only religious people come to Chabad?
- A: Chabad
is a place for all Jews regardless of
their affiliations or ties. Many of the
students who come to Chabad are not religious,
some with a little Jewish education, and
others with none at all. One of the the
exciting things about Chabad is one can
meet people from all walks of life.
What happens if I don't know what to do?
- A: Don't
worry, everyone is learning and one has
to start sometime, and what better place
than at Chabad? There is always someone
willing to help you.
What purpose do the labels 'Orthodox',
'Conservative' and 'Reform' serve?
- A: The
truth is that a Jew is truly a Jew, and
that G-d truly wants a Jew to do Mitzvot.
Beyond that, labels are totally meaningless
at best, and at worst, divisive. "Labels
are for shirts." Read the article
"Was Moses Orthodox?" for
All this is great, but how do I join?
- A: Joining
Chabad is simple! Just come on by. To
get on the mailing list, email
So how much time do I have to dedicate
to Chabad activities?
- A: College
students have very busy lives and this
is completely understood. Some students
come to dinner and stay for a few minutes
while others stay for a few hours. Everyone
But wait!! How much does it cost?
- A: Nothing!
Just bring yourself and lots of friends!
What's the difference between Chabad and
Hillel on campus?
- A: Every
person will answer this question differently,
so we advise people to check out both
places. There are some differences, however,
that people have pointed out in the past.
Chabad is run by a family, not a staff.
Our shabbat dinners are home made and
have the best Challah in town! We have
five lovely little children running around
to help you feel at home and distracted
from all your school work! Chabad is available
24/7, -24/6 by phone...- the Chabad phone
rings at the Rabbi's house. Also, having
a Rabbi always around can make a difference.
Sometimes there is a spiritual question
that only a Rabbi can answer.
thanks to the University
of Texas Chabad Center.