Chabad at Oberlin

Chabad is a Jewish movement with a bold vision and a simple philosophy. The vision is to bring Judaism to every single Jew on earth, no matter where they dwell. The philosophy is to be inclusive of all Jews, regardless of their background. With over 4,000 emissaries around the globe and over 100 branches on U.S. college campuses, Chabad is the largest Jewish outreach organization in the world today. Chabad at Oberlin is a division of Lubavitch of Greater Cleveland, under the direction of Rabbi Leibel and Devorah Alevsky

Rabbi Shlomo & Devorah Elkan

Did you know you have family here in Oberlin? Whether it be for some matzo ball soup when you are feeling under the weather or someone to talk about Jewish and spiritual issues, or just looking for a good chat, we are here for you.

With Rabbi Shlomo and Devorah Elkan serving as Co-Directors; Chabad at Oberlin opened its doors in the fall of 2010 with social, educational, recreational and religious programming for students and faculty. Since opening, we have become a meeting ground for conversation that highlights and complements the diversity at Oberlin College.  Chabad is a home where all Jews are welcome no matter what affiliation, denomination or sexual orientation. We give you the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of your Jewish heritage. Most importantly, Chabad is a place where being Jewish is fun.

Chabad At Oberlin Student Group Is Also Led By A Group Of students who continue to devote many hours to building and fostering jewish community at Oberlin.