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What is Chabad?

Chabad House at UVA is a “home away from home” to hundreds of college students.  Providing a warm, open, non-judgemental, Jewish family atmosphere makes our niche in Charlottesville so unique.  Whether it’s our crowded Shabbat Dinners, or a personal visit during our families weeknight dinner hour, our doors are always open. Chabad House is here to foster a love of Judaism in the students and the greater Charlottesville community.  To encourage a love and connection to the Jewish people, the Torah, and the land of Israel.  Regardless of background or affiliation, Chabad accepts all Jews as equals and strives to make all who walk inside feel welcome.  There are no members or membership fees.

The name Chabad comes from the acronym Chamah (wisdom) Binah (understanding) Daat (knowledge) .  Chabad’s philosophy defines the deepest dimension of G‑d’s Torah, teaches understanding and recognition of the Creator, the role and purpose of Creation, and the importance and unique mission of every Creature.  The teachings stress the importance of each Jewish soul and equate them with diamonds, both precious and rare.

Following its inception more than 250 years ago, the movement swept through Russia into all corners of the world. Today, more than 4000 shluchim (emissaries) direct more than 3300 institutions worldwide.  A workforce numbering in the tens of thousands teaches Judaism around the globe to Jews from all walks of life.  Whether on a college campus, in a large community, in a tourist attraction, running a drug rehab, managing a soup kitchen in Israel, or directing an orphanage is Russia, Chabad’s presence is ubiquitous.   Chabad centers are referred to as Chabad Houses, as is the case in Charlottesville.  Most are run by a husband and wife team and their families, who often live far away from family and friends just to ensure the continuity of the Jewish people. 

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Rabbi Shlomo Mayer
chabadofuva@gmail.com

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Mrs. Channa Mayer
mayer.channa@gmail.com 

The Mayer Kids: 
Reuven 16
Meni 15
Esther 12
Zalmi 11

Israel 7

Bina 2 

Signature Programs of Chabad House:  Holidays

Brisket Rosh Hashanah Dinner

Shofar on the Lawn

Pre-Fast Chow Down

Yom Kippur Break the Fast

Sukkot BBQ

Pizza in the Hut

Giant Menorah on the Lawn

Chanukah Party & Study Break

Megillah on the Lawn

Purim Extravaganza

Free Student Seder

BBQ n Matzah

Passover Weekly Meals

Shabbat 1000

Themed Shabbat Dinners

Women's Programming

Jewish Women's Retreat

Judaism Best Kept Secret: A Talk on the Power of the Jewish Woman

Tea & Talk: A Weekly Women's Weekly Chat over Chai

Educational

Sinai Scholars

Pizza & Parsha

He's Just that into you: Jewish Persepctve in love & Intimacy

In-Depth Text Analysis

Mysticism & Feminism

Tanya: The Light of Chassidic Philosophy

Torah on Tap

Prayer 101

Talmud for Dummies

Kabbalates

Mikvah Tours

NY Shabbaton Weekend

Tzedakah

Honey Cake Bake for the Ronald Mc Donold House at UVa

Blankets for Babies

Mitzvah Corps: Visiting the Sick

Mitzvos & Mimosa's

Social

Cafe Chabad

Challah Baking

Hamantaschen Baking

JConnect: Jewish Dating Event

Kosher Poker Night

Wine & Cheese

Mezuzah Making

Kosher Cooking Club

 

Winter/Summer Break Programs

Mayanot Birthright Trips

Snorkel & Study

Israelinks

Yeshivacation

JNF Mission to Israel

Youth

Moshe's Mitzvah Club

 

"Although this organization has members who are Universty of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged inits activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The Universidoes not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions."

Chabad-Lubavitch is a philosophy, a movement, and an organization. It is considered to be the most dynamic force in Jewish life today. What is its approach? Where did it begin? What has it accomplished? Find out here.
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