Q: What does Chabad do on campus?
A: Well, we love having a good time, so the plan is a simple and sweet one. To be a true home away from home for all Jewish students at Miami. We accomplish this by providing a whole bunch of different programming. From delicious homemade Shabbat meals to weekly classes, from BBQs to discussion groups, or just chilling and hanging out at our place while meeting other Jewish students.
Q: But I am not religious AT ALL, can I still come?
A: Absolutely! At Chabad we encourage everyone to leave their labels by the door. You don't have to be religious in order to be Jewish and you don't have to be Jewish to be a good person. That's that.
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Q: It sounds very nice and all, but practically... How much does it cost?
A: Just bring yourself and lots of friends. We’ll cover the tab.
Q: If students don’t pay for events, how does Chabad support itself?
A: Each Chabad center is financially independent, hence it's supported by the community it serves. In our case that means parents/grandparents of students, alumni, and local community members. All contributions, donations and funding for Miami Chabad stays at Miami Chabad for its own programming and services. No funds are received from or sent to Chabad Headquarters. To contribute please click here.
Q: Wait, but, can a current student still give a donation?
A: Sure. However it's not required or expected whatsoever!
Q: What happens if I don't know what to do?
A: Don't worry, everyone is learning and one has to start sometime, and what better place than at Chabad? There is always someone willing to help you out.
Q: Does Chabad support Israel?
A: Chabad is deeply involved in defending Israel and its right to exist, throughout all its boundaries. Many Chabadniks serve in the IDF and others contribute practical and spiritual support to the troops. Chabad has over 150 centers in Israel, as well as dozens of educational facilities around the country. Lubavitch trained Rabbis often complete their training is Israeli yeshivot.
Q: Does Chabad have a Birthright trip to Israel?
Q: So how much time do I have to dedicate to Chabad activities?
A: College students have very busy lives and this is completely understood. Some students come to dinner and stay for a few minutes while others stay for a few hours. Everyone is welcome.