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About Chabad on Campus

1377602_414769001978850_1176659845_n.jpgChabad seeks to be a "home away from home" for Jews on campus and offers a wealth of social, educational and spiritual programs at campuses across America and around the globe. At college, students are exposed to new ideas and experiences and Chabad seeks to ensure that students graduate as stronger and more empowered Jews than when they entered.

Drawing (small)In the early 1950s, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of blessed memory, began sending rabbinical students to campuses to serve as a resource for students. Since the 1960s, Chabad campus centers open their doors to every Jewish student regardless of background or observance level. Programming always reflects tolerant, non-judgmental and open discussions, which is the hallmark of Chabad's inclusiveness. A unique quality of Chabad's campus centers is the leadership provided by a dynamic couple who create an atmosphere where students can feel safe and seek guidance on variety of social, education and spiritual issues.

More recently, with the assistance of visionary philanthropists George and Pamela Rohr of New York, the Chabad on Campus International Foundation has set an ambitious course of expansion. Today, full-service Chabad Jewish student centers are found on over 140 campuses worldwide, and Chabad-Lubavitch serves hundreds of other campuses with Jewish resources.

Off campus, Chabad hosts national Shabbat retreats with hundreds of students from dozens of colleges. Leadership training is highly valued by Chabad, and during the summertime hiatus, Chabad hosts a convention of campus representatives to strengthen leadership skills, share outreach strategies and prepare the next year's programming.

 

About the Goldsteins

Rabbi C10155410_637642446310883_9086025295785998277_n.jpghaim Goldstein was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where his father serves as the Rabbi and director at the University of Michigan Campus for thirty six years. Rabbi Chaim attended the Michigan Jewish Institute for Advanced Studies. Then in 2005, went on to the Rabbinical College of America. He spent the following year in Israel, studying at Central Lubavitch Yeshiva and teaching at the Chabad Yeshiva in Safed, Israel. He received his rabbinic ordination from the Atlanta Rabbinical College. While there, he facilitated educational programs, classes, and holiday events for the Jewish community. Upon completion of his studies, Rabbi Chaim taught Chassidic philosophy and served as mentor at the Yeshiva in New Haven, CT.

Since 2008, Rabbi Goldstein has taught on the Shluchim Online School. He has spent his holidays around the world, from Ann Arbor to St. Croix, VI to Phuket, Thailand, serving the various different Jewish communities. Throughout his years in education he has left a lasting impact on his young peers.

Mrs. Moussia Goldstein was born and raised in El Paso Tx, where her father serves as the Chabad Shliach for the past twenty four years. She attended Beth Rivka Elementary and High School of Brooklyn NY and continued her post-graduate studies in Chabad Sydney Seminary in Sydney Australia. 

Moussia’s vivacious personality coupled with her unique talents and people skills has made her a highly sought-after teacher and community program leader throughout the United States. After teaching for a year in El Paso, while running community and youth programs, she accepted a teaching position in Oak Park Michigan. There she also taught Sunday Hebrew School at Chabad of Commerce and ran the Sunday Torah Circle at the Friendship Circle in West Bloomfield.  She has spent summers as a counselor in camps across the US and director of the Teen Division of CGI in Kalkaska Michigan and CGI South Padre Island girl’s sleep away-camp.   

Moussia’s great cooking is sure to become a phenomenal attraction for college students to Shabbat dinner at Chabad.

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