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Young Adult Organizations Rohr Chabad House at Vanderbilt University 111 23rd Ave. North Nashville, TN 37203 (615) 686-3905 Rabbi Shlomo and Nechama Rothstein, co-directors Nechama@


he Rohr Chabad House at Vanderbilt University welcomes Jewish students

of all backgrounds and provides a place for them to connect with their Jewish identity at their own pace, whether through the observance of Shabbat and the holidays, a family who cares for and supports them, or the timeless wisdom and beauty of the Torah. The Chabad House is a space that offers a compelling, rich, and meaningful Jewish experience to all. Under the auspices of Chabad-on-Campus International and Chabad CJA of Nashville, Rabbi Shlomo and Nechama Rothstein opened the Chabad Jewish Student Center in 2007. Since then, thousands of students have benefited from Chabad’s programs, classes, and the genuine warmth of the

Rothsteins. Rabbi Shlomo is a chaplain with Vanderbilt’s Office of Religious Life and offers counseling and guidance. For many students, just having a personal rabbi or rebbetzin in their life is significant.  College students are exposed to new ideas and experiences. Chabad seeks to provide resources to ensure that students graduate as stronger and more empowered Jews than when they entered. There are social events, joyous holiday celebrations, women’s groups and lively Shabbat meals with something for everyone to enjoy and take part in. We encourage students to take ownership of their experience and empower them as Jewish leaders on cam-

pus. Through unique classes and discussions taught by the rabbi and rebbetzin, hands-on programming as well as Jewish awareness tables, there are a variety of opportunities to develop a deeper appreciation of Judaism’s rich heritage. Chabad offers travel opportunities such as Mayanot Taglit-Birthright Israel, Israelinks and the National Jewish Student Shabbaton in New York. We purchased a home at 111 23rd Ave. North just across West End Avenue from Vanderbilt, an ideal location for our student center. The center is already in use, and we’re planning a full renovation that will make it even better. Continued on page 48





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