[vc_row row_padding=”small”][vc_column][bdt_spacer size=”40″][bdt_heading size=”24″ css_animation=”left-to-right”]About Chabad UT[/bdt_heading][vc_column_text]Chabad at University of Tampa offers the anchor and embrace of ‘family’ for all students regardless of background, observance or affiliation. Consider our address one you can turn to for any reason at all 24 hours a day.

Established in April 2007, we bring with it some of the oldest and richest Jewish traditions. Our aim is to give meaning, share joy and add spirituality to the every day. Our dream is to teach these values in a warm and nurturing environment where people can grow together, enjoying life and Judaism simultaneously. We invite you to explore our site and join in our many programs, celebrations, and events.

You will find a calendar packed with something for everyone – undergraduates, graduates, children, youth and adults.

We Look forward to personally welcoming you and your family.

Rabbi Levi & Chana Rivkin[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”top” el_id=”_gallery” full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1487833838708{padding-top: 65px !important;padding-bottom: 80px !important;}”][vc_column][bdt_heading size=”24″ css_animation=”left-to-right”]Why come to Chabad UT?[/bdt_heading][vc_column_text]Students come to Chabad for many different reasons.
Some come on a Friday night for a bowl of homemade chicken soup, fresh baked challah and camaraderie;
Some come simply to socialize – to relax and enjoy themselves with Jewish activities such as Challah or Hamantashen baking, and other activities with other Jewish students.
Some come to register and join a ‘birthright’ or other organized trip to Israel;
Some come during a moment of personal crisis knowing they will always get a discreet, sympathetic ear, a warm open heart, and appropriate advice or referrals;
Some come for one of the myriad classes offered – from beginner’s Hebrew to Parsha, Mysticism and advanced Talmud – or simply to ask serious questions about Judaism;
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Our Values

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”5798″ img_size=”235×235″][bdt_heading size=”24″]Leadership[/bdt_heading][vc_column_text]At Chabad Jewish Student Union, students are invited to take leadership roles on campus, helping foster the creation of the next generation of empowered Jewish leadership.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”5810″ img_size=”235×235″][bdt_heading size=”24″]Tradition[/bdt_heading][vc_column_text]At Chabad, students have the ability to discover the warmth and beauty of their heritage, and learn to apply the timeless Jewish principle of Ahavat Israel.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”5799″ img_size=”235×235″][bdt_heading size=”24″]Community[/bdt_heading][vc_column_text]We believe that family and community are vital keys to character building. That’s why we open our home to students, helping inspire them with a respect for family values and a deep meaningful concern for the land of Israel.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”5637″ img_size=”235×235″][bdt_heading size=”24″]Future[/bdt_heading][vc_column_text]We believe that Jewish education and meaningful experiences are the grass-roots method to fighting indifference, apathy and assimilation that face our community today. For there to be a Jewish tomorrow, our students need to have a Jewish today![/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1532016657056{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”5800″ img_size=”large”][vc_single_image image=”5807″ img_size=”400×400″ alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1532021989890{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][bdt_spacer size=”70″][bdt_heading size=”24″]Our Family[/bdt_heading][vc_column_text]Rabbi Levi and Chana Hinda Rivkin Rabbi Levi Rivkin, President, graduated from the Rabbinical College of Canada. He received his rabbinical ordination at the Central Lubavitch Yeshiva in Brooklyn, New York in 2004, and did postgraduate work at the Kollel Institute of Brooklyn (2005-2006). He graduated with honors from the National Council of Young Israel in Social Work and Rabbinics and completed his degree from the Machon LeShilchut of the Central Organization for Jewish Education. In 2002, he spent a year in Israel as a Shliach (Role Model) in Yeshiva Chasidei Chabad of Tsfat. Currently, he serves as a Rabbi, chaplain to local hospitals, cantor, university outreach director, and Bais Menachem Chabad President.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_padding=”no” type=”full_width_section” bg_image=”5041″ bg_size=”cover” bg_blend=”overlay” bg_style=”muted” full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1487833838708{padding-top: 65px !important;padding-bottom: 80px !important;}”][vc_column][bdt_spacer size=”100″][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeIn”]

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We thank all of our supporters, partners, alumni and friends who selflessly give of themselves and partner with us to support Jewish outreach

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Email: bmchabad@gmail.com

Phone: 813-504-4432


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