Staff Directory 


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 We look forward to welcoming you!

Rabbi Yonah & Rebbetzin Keren Blum


How can we help you? 

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Tel. 212.531.3999 

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Directions to Chabad Student Center:

625 W. 113th Street   

New York, NY  10025

Between Broadway and Riverside

By Train: 1 train to either 110th or 116th and Broadway

By Bus: M104, M4, M11 to Broadway & West 113th Street

What is Chabad at Columbia University?

· Chabad at Columbia University is a meeting place for social, educational and cultural events; a place where students seek guidance and advice on whatever issues life presents. 

· A partnership between students and faculty to help create innovative programming, plan social action projects, promote awareness activities and offer volunteer opportunities.

· A home where all are welcome no matter what background or affiliation.

· Like a home, our doors never close.

·  A place where every Jew is family.

·  A forum where students can question faith without fear of judgment.

· A haven to turn to when a student is stressed or lonely and needs a friend to talk to — at any time of day or night.



Chabad at Columbia University is based on the ideology of Chabad Chassidism, which has at its foundation the encompassing mitzvah ‘to love one’s fellow as one loves oneself’ and to permeate that love with Acts of Kindness and Mitzvahs.  We tirelessly deliver a universal message:

Each person is invaluable and has a direct and powerful ability to bring wholeness and peace to the world. 

Chabad at Columbia University seeks to engage students at their own pace and comfort level through innovative educational and cultural programs.


Chabad at Columbia University has developed a reputation as an innovator of distinctive educational and social action programming.  

Additionally, creative hands-on programs on campus raise community awareness, consciousness and pride.  Weekly classes are given on various topics such as Mysticism and  Jewish law.   

Community services and events such as an interest free small loan fund for students, lending library, food drives, elderly/infirm visitation, and more.

Of course, the Rabbi and Rebbetzin are available to meet with students individually around the clock. 


As a student, community organization, we are committed to providing our programs and services free of charge. No one is ever turned away due to lack of funds. The support for our programs comes solely from alumni, parents and friends.


Is what you think about Chabad MYTH or FACT? You may be surprised.  Take a few minutes to browse through these FAQ and you'll have a better understanding of what Chabad is all about. Click here to read some of our FAQs