The Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersonזצוקללה”ה נבג”מ זי”עDear Friend,The college years offer endless opportunitiesand challenges. Students can travelabroad, study every discipline, and forgenew and lasting friendships. But what abouttheir Jewish identity? What about Jewishlife and community?Thankfully, #ElonJews can count on anextensive assortment of activities and resourcesto help them connect with theirJewish identity and heritage. At Chabad,students find Torah classes, Shabbat andHoliday celebrations, community and joy.They can access mentorship, a listeningear and a caring heart, without fear of judgmentor alienation.Students are empowered to ask the hardquestions and probe deeper into themselves,their surroundings and their values.Chabad Elon was founded in 2015,guided by the Rebbe’s boundlesslove and teachings, which are anendless source of inspiration andguidance.A WORD FROM THE DIRECTORSThey meet over their common bond to ourtimeless tradition, and together they elevatethemselves and one another.Thank you for being their indefatigable allyand staunch supporter. We, as well as thestudents, are thankful to have your friendshipand care.With tremendous gratitudefor your support,Rabbi Mendy & Rivka MinkowitzHANA HOFELD ’22EVANSTON, ILChabad at Elon is home to me and manyother Jewish students. It is a place that youalways leave feeling better about whateveris affecting you in your life. Whether you gofor the food, the homey feeling, or the people,there is no doubt that having a Chabadas strong as Elon’s is a game-changer.Chabad is the definition of unconditionalgiving. Rabbi Mendy and Rivka along withtheir wonderful, adorable kids create such awelcoming atmosphere, allowing studentsto make it their home away from home.Chabad serves as a break from reality.During any stressful week, I look forwardto the next time I get to schmooze with anawesome group of people on Friday for afun themed Shabbat.HEAR IT FROM A STUDENTChabad is an outlet for me to help keep myJewish heritage alive and growing in thehectic world of college. It is a place whereI can go to further my Jewish educationthrough Sinai Scholars, a course in whichwe not only discuss Jewish ideas and traditionsbut are given a chance to ask thehard questions, leading us down the path tounderstanding the deeper meanings behindit all.Chabad is the chance to step up and holdleadership roles. Together with Rivka, Ihave had the opportunity to create a weeklymeeting that fosters a strong support systemwhere we discuss hot topics and whatit means to be a woman in Judaism.Chabad is the place I turn to in a time ofhardship. This semester wasn’t the easiestfor me. After struggling for the first fewmonths, I turned to Rabbi Mendy & Rivka,who completely shifted my outlook on mychallenging time.Judaism and Chabad is the place I turn tofor guidance, love and learning. The abundanceof knowledge and support that existswithin the Chabad community is tremendous.I truly can’t imagine my college experiencewithout Chabad.“Judaism and Chabad is the place I turn tofor guidance, love and learning.”I will forever be extremely grateful to the#ElonJews community, Rabbi Mendy andRivka, and Judaism for guiding and makingme the person I am today.