Mission Statement

Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Student Center and Lubavitch-Chabad Student Group strive to foster a familial environment, emphasizing tradition and Jewish unity. Our goal is to create a place where every Jewish student, from any background and affiliation, feels welcome and accepted. Lubavitch-Chabad inspires Jewish students to find themselves as Jews and progress continuously on a spiritual path, passing on Jewish traditions to family and friends. We focus on the individual as well as the collective and we promote active involvement in all things Jewish, as we encourage young Jews to form intra-religious relationships and enhance their Jewish identities.

The Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Student Center was founded to serve the religious, educational and social needs of the Jewish students at the University of Florida, Sant Fe College and Alachua county Jewish communities. Located at 2021 NW 5th Ave, the center is a short five blocks north of Ben Hill Griffin stadium and within walking proximity to the UF Campus.

Contact Information
Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Student Center
A home at the University of Florida … Where every Jew is family!
[email protected]
2021 NW 5th Avenue (five blocks north of the stadium) Gainesville, FL 32603 The heart of Jewish life on Campus • Foundation for the Jewish Gator Nation

Shalom and welcome Jewish Gators!
The college years are a critical stage in development, when students exercise their independence and make many of the decisions that will help shape their lives. As a home away from home the Center offer students of all affiliations and backgrounds an opportunity to enhance their college years and experience the richness of their Jewish heritage. By participating in religious and social events, students meet other Jewish friends in a warm and inviting atmosphere and create friendships that will last a lifetime.

Our Student Group works hard to plan semesters packed with great programs, classes and activities. Stop by the Center any time for a discussion, a cup of coffee, a smile or a hello. Your Jewish Gator Family is here to help you, whatever the need may be, that’s what we’re here for!

We look forward to seeing you soon, Go Gatros!

Rabbi Berl, Chanie and family Goldman
Rabbi Aron, Pessie and family Notik