CHABAD AFFILIATION

The Shabbos House Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center serving UAlbany is proud to be affiliated with:

CAPITAL CHABAD CENTERS: Founded in 1974, Capital Chabad now operates ten local centers in the Capital Region. Shabbos House, founded in 1976, was one of Capital Chabad’s first endeavors and remains a flagship program. See CapitalChabad.com for additional centers and resources.

CHABAD ON CAMPUS INTERNATIONAL: Shabbos House actually began operating long before there was an organized Chabad on Campus central office, but today benefits from the networking,  resources and initiatives of this remarkable organization, which continues to grow and expand and enrich the Jewish lives of college students everywhere. See Chabad.edu for resources, news, and connections at other Universities. While we do not receive direct funding from National Chabad, the Chabad on Campus office provides resources and support and opportunities for our students.

CHABAD LUBAVITCH: “The Rebbe’ s Army” as it was called, is a vast network of over three thousand centers in big cities and small towns all over the globe, wherever Jews may live. At the heart of it are husband & wife teams and their families called “Shluchim” who dedicate their lives to serve & enrich Jewish communities and Jewish individuals. Behind it all is the inspiration and vision of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of blessed memory. See Chabad.org to look up Chabad Centers anywhere, and for a rich megasite of Jewish information and learning at your fingertips.

UALBANY PARTNERS & LINKS

UALBANY HILLEL: Shabbos House (Chabad) and UAlbany Hillel have a long-standing cooperative relationship going back nearly three decades, and predating the affiliation of UAlbany Hillel with the International Hillel Foundation (2000). See UAlbanyHillel.org for contacts, resources, events etc. Please note that due to our cooperative and non-conflicting calendar, many Hillel events are also listed on our Shabbos House Events Calendar.

UALBANY JUDAIC STUDIES PROGRAM: Many courses are offered each semester in Jewish history, Hebrew and other related subjects, by professors and adjuncts. Courses are also cross-listed with other departments. For more information, visit:  http://www.albany.edu/judaic_studies/index.shtml

THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY: While Shabbos House serves UAlbany students since 1976, it is an independent program and is not affiliated or funded by the University. The Lchaim Student Group, which works closely with Shabbos House is recognized and funded by the UAlbany Student Association. See albany.edu for all matters pertaining to the University and its many academic departments and student resources.

LOCAL PARTNERS & LINKS

MAIMONIDES HEBREW DAY SCHOOL: Founded in 1980, Maimonides is a small school with a big heart and a broad vision. It provides children with a rich, well-rounded and deeply rooted quality education in both Jewish and General Studies. Many UAlbany students pick up tidbits of Maimonides learning via the Rubin children at Shabbos House, and both Rabbi Mendel and Raizy teach at Maimonides part-time. For more info: www.maimonidesschool.org

JEWISH FEDERATION OF NORTHEASTERN NY: Federation is an umbrella organization for much of Jewish life in the local region. They raise and allocate funds for local agencies and organizations, as well as for Israel and Overseas Jewish needs. Shabbos House is not a direct beneficiary of Federation, but receives approximately $2,300 each year via UAlbany Hillel’s Federation allocation. For more info on the Jewish Federation, see: www.JewishFedNY.org 

CAPITAL REGION FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE: UAlbany students volunteer with the Friendship Circle to visit children with special needs on a weekly basis, staff their summer camp, or the monthly Sunday Circles. Visit CapitalFriends.org to see how you can get involved.