Dear Parents,

Going a way to college is a priceless opportunity to mature and thrive intellectually, socially and politically.
For Jewish students it is also an opportunity to deepen and broaden one's Jewish identity and enhance the sense of commitment and responsibility to the greater Jewish community - on campus, at home, across America and throughout the world.
Here at Chabad at USF, we pride ourselves on creating a 'home away from home' for Jewish students at the University of South Florida. We open our home weekly to hundreds of students, welcoming them with the warmth of family. We strive to create meaningful relationships with a broad spectrum of students.
Our diverse and dynamic programming attracts hundreds of Jewish students from a variety of backgrounds. We are proud to say that we are able to reach many under-involved Jewish students and inspire a positive connection to Judaism and Israel.
Our student board helps empower students for leadership roles and responsibilities in the campus community and society-at-large. We are committed to helping students explore and optimize their leadership potential by offering students project leadership and meaningful responsibility.
We understand that as a parent, there can be many worrisome moments while your child is away at college. That is why we want you to know that we are here. Feel free to contact us, introduce yourselves and let us know what is on your mind. We will be glad to assist you in any way possible.
Rabbi Pinny & Chava Backman