Vision and Impact

Our vision is of a modern vibrant center that provides educational, social, and recreational programming for students and faculty. And to convey a compelling, rich and meaningful Judaism that will inspire all who come in contact with it.

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With the vision to open the door of Judaism to all Jewish students and faculty on the Emory campus, we have established The Chabad House, a place where Jews of all backgrounds and degrees of observance can enjoy exploring their Jewish heritage in a warm, welcoming and non-judgmental environment. With both an active student organization and Jewish chaplain status, Chabad is committed to try and reach every Jew.

It's our core belief that every individual Jew has an indispensable contribution to make to the totality of the Jewish people. Predicated on the Mitzvah of "Ahavat Yisrael - love of a fellow Jew," Chabad seeks to engage fellow Jews at their own pace and comfort level through innovative educational programs in all areas of Jewish life.

Among our programs, we host weekly Shabbat dinners that provide Jewish students an intimate setting to eat, meet new friends from every niche of the Emory campus, and celebrate Shabbat in a spiritual and intellectually stimulating manner. Creative Holiday programs on the Emory campus raise Jewish consciousness and pride throughout the community. Lectures and classes on Jewish law, philosophy, and ethics, teach the relevance and share the beauty and depth of our heritage to our leadership community. We continue to meet with students individually around the clock.

Our efforts to engage the unaffiliated, and increase the opportunities for the affiliated, have been met with incredible success. For many, Chabad at Emory has been their first positive Jewish experience. Leaders on campus have expressed wonder at Chabad's ability to seamlessly bring together a diverse community of undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and Jews of all backgrounds on an ongoing basis. Thousands of students have had their connection to Judaism deepened because of the work of Chabad.

Being that we interact primarily with a student community, we provide all our programs and services free of charge. No one is ever turned away. The support for our programs comes solely from alumni, parents and friends.

By The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of blessed memory. For a glimpse into the Rebbe, click here.