YOU Give Students the Holiday of ChanukahEeach year, many young people join in the fun, festive, joyful Chanukah celebrations atChabad Elon for menorah lightings and parties with latkes, donuts, warm beveragesand the distribution of menorah lighting kits to students & faculty members.»»» Hear it From an AlumnaMAIA SALINGER ’18CHICAGO, ILChabad at Elon changedmy entire college experience.I first started goingto events during the fallof my junior year, and I was so incredibly excited.I was feeling a bit lost at Elon, and I startedlosing myself Jewishly too, which is crazy, asI grew up fairly observant. I was struggling alot and even considered transferring to anotherschool. Chabad and Teaching Fellows are whatkept me at Elon.At Chabad, I participated in every event theyhosted. I went to every holiday event, Fridaynight dinner, and girls’ night. I was constantlyat their home. It was a getaway for me. It wasthe only place I could have kosher meat and agood time.I made some of my closest friends at Chabad,and I brought others to make it their home too.I am so thankful that they opened their doors.It is amazing to see how the center grew fromhosting a weekly Shabbat dinner with six regularsto a bigger house that still needed renovationsto fit everyone! Seeing the communitygrow warms my heart!Today, I am a teacher in a suburb of Chicago. Ilive in an apartment with a roommate, and nowthat I don’t attend a Chabad regularly, I’ve becomea quasi-Chabad. I host Shabbat almostevery weekend. I make challah (Rivka’s recipe)every Thursday to have fresh at the Shabbattable. I embrace who I am and flaunt it everyday of my life. I am a proud #ElonJew!ALICIA & HARRYNASSER P ’20NEW YORK, NYWe are so gratefuland thankful forChabad at Elon.Rabbi Mendy andRivka have been extremely supportive andhave opened their arms to not only the studentson this campus including our daughter, Daniela,but to their families as well.Having Chabad at Elon is important to us as afamily because we know how caring they are.Daniela will never be alone on Shabbat, overthe High Holidays, or even when she is sick.They go above and beyond—during finals theyParents Speak: Why We Give »»»delivered her cookies. We feel safe and comfortedknowing that Daniela has an extendedfamily with her on campus. They are her homeaway from home.We have also seen Daniela continue her Jewishjourney. She has grown and expanded her Jewishknowledge during her time at Elon throughthe Chabad. Both Rabbi Mendy and Rivka arealways available to talk, listen and explore ideastogether with the students.Daniela has also made so many great friendsthrough Chabad. Their house is always filledwith students who come eat, relax, pray andchat. It is our great pleasure to support RabbiMendy, Rivka, and Chabad. We cannot thankthem enough for their support, love, and carethey have blessed upon the campus of Elon.