Dear Parents,

Going away to college is a priceless opportunity to mature and thrive intellectually, socially and politically. For Jewish students it is also an opportunity to deepen and broaden one's Jewish identity, and enhance the sense of commitment and responsibility to the greater Jewish community - on campus, at home, across America and throughout the world.

Here, at Chabad of Charlottesville, we pride ourselves on creating a "home away from home" for Jewish students at The University of Virginia. We open our home weekly to the students, welcoming them with the warmth of family. We strive to create meaningful relationships with a broad spectrum of students.

Through our diverse and dynamic programming, we offer everything from weekly Shabbat dinners to engaging Jewish educational opportunities. We are proud to say that we are able to reach both "over-involved" and "under-involved" Jewish students and inspire a positive connection to Judaism and Israel.

We understand that as a parent, there can be many worrisome moments while your child is away at college. That's why we want you to know that we're here. Feel free to contact us, introduce yourselves and let us know what's on your mind. We'll be glad to assist in any way possible. Please see below for a brief list of the services we offer.


Rabbi Shlomo & Channa Mayer

**Chabad House only exist through individual family gifts. No monies are recievied from headquarters. Please click here

to visit our secure online donations page.**



IS YOUR STUDENT FEELING SICK? An RX of Chicken Soup can perk up anyone under the weather. Chabad House will deliver a steamy jar of fresh chicken soup to any Jewish student who needs it. Just email [email protected]

DOES YOUR STUDENT NEED AN EAR? Jewish Pastoral Counseling is a service Chabad provides. Both the Rabbi and Rebbetzin have been supporting students through life events, minor or major, for over 20 years. It is our hope that no student who needs help will ever be shy to ask us, even if it’s only for a sympathetic ear. Please let us know if we can be of any help  [email protected]

FAMILY WEEKEND . Bring everyone: moms, dads, brothers, sisters, grandparents etc. Experience a warm and cozy Shabbat dinner with other students and families. Email us at [email protected] to reserve your space now!

BIRTHDAY SPONSOR--Sponsoring a Shabbat Dinner or a Cafe Chabad is a great way to honor your child’s birthday. We’ll name him/her as the guest of honor in our weekly email, encourage them to invite all their friends, bake a birthday cake, and sing a round of the Birthday song on Friday evening (Shabbat) or Monday afternoon (Cafe Chabad). It’s ok if Friday night doesn’t fall out on their birthday, we can celebrate early or later! $360 is the suggested gift for a birthday Shabbat Dinner and $180 for Cafe Chabad. Email Channa at [email protected]

VISITING? —Are you visiting your child for the weekend? Or just for the day? Give us a call and let us know you're in town. We'll be glad to set up an appointment to meet you and introduce ourselves. We also have a hospitality suite that may be available for you to stay in. If you're here for the weekend, you're invited to spend Friday night with the Chabad Jewish Center and experience for yourself the warm, vibrant atmosphere at Chabad email [email protected]