Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Law Director, Division of Psychiatry, Law, and Ethics, Department of Psychiatry
"My wife, Dede, and I have seen the terrific work that Chabad does around the world, from Beijing to Bangkok to Boston. That's why it's a particular pleasure to support the work of Rabbi Yonah and Keren Blum in bringing yiddishkeit to Jews of all backgrounds here at Columbia with Chabad's trademark warmth and acceptance."
Professor Samuel G. Freedman
Samuel G. Freedman is an award-winning author, columnist, and professor. A former columnist for The New York Times and a professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
"There's a famous aphorism that home is where they always have to take you in. I think of Chabad as that kind of always-welcoming, non-judgmental place for Jews anywhere in the world. And in our corner of the world, or at least of Morningside Heights, Chabad Resource Center of Columbia is the open door."
Professor Ester Fuchs
Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science; Director, Urban and Social Policy Program
"Thank you both for your inspirational work and leadership."
Dean Zvi Galil (Emeritus)
John P. Imlay Jr. Dean of Computing at Georgia Tech - (Former Dean of Fu Foundation School of Applied Science and Engineering)
"Chabad is one of the most honorable, sincere, and uplifting places on campus. To these I attribute the magnitude of their success in reaching out to students and faculty of diverse backgrounds. I have long supported the unparalleled work of Rabbi Yonah and Keren Blum at Chabad at Columbia and am honored to be a part of the team."
Professor Ari Goldman
Ari L. Goldman has taught at the journalism school since 1993. He is the director of the school’s Scripps Howard Program in Religion, Journalism and the Spiritual Life.
"Rabbi Yonah and Keren Blum have created something quite extraordinary at Columbia. In this huge impersonal city and on this sometimes daunting campus, they have put out the welcome mat and opened the doors to their home to all who thirst for a Jewish experience. They are the spirit of Chabad at Columbia."
Professor Judith S. Jacobson, DrPH, MBA
Associate Professor - Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
"Chabad is an organization that brings us together; in doing so it makes an enormous contribution to the quality of Jewish life at Columbia, and I want to be part of it."
Professor Olivier Toubia
Glaubinger Professor of Business -Marketing Division Faculty Director - The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center
“I did not know Chabad very well until my son joined the Chabad early learning center in the Upper West Side. I have been constantly impressed by the dedication, the motivation, the pragmatism and the sense of entrepreneurship of all the Chabad rabbis and teachers whom I have met. Chabad’s dedication to changing the world “one good deed at a time” and to bringing light in the darkest and most unlikely areas of the world should be a lesson for everyone.”
Professor (Moshe) Mark Joel Tenner ז״ל May 6, 1937 – April 6, 2018 Iyar 25, 5697 - Iyar 1, 5778
(Moshe) Mark J. Tenner, DDS '62, alumnus and CDM faculty member, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018, one month before his 81st birthday. Dr. Tenner was a beloved husband, devoted father, loving grandfather, committed dental educator and dentist and a great role model for Ahavas Yisroel.