Chabad-Lubavitch is a philosophy, a movement, and an organization. It is considered to be the most dynamic force in Jewish life today. Our mission is to treat every Jew with love and care and to inspire them to embrace and be proud of their Judaism. Through intellectual debates and discussions, engaging social events, and a warm and cozy atmosphere for Shabbat/Holiday meals and programs, we aim to empower every Jewish student with the tools to grow in their own unique way.
Our "no-judgement" approach allows Jews from all backgrounds and affiliations to feel comfortable and welcome at Chabad, wherever they may be.
Inspired by the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, there are thousands of Chabad centers in all 50 states and over 100 countries. Chabad Georgetown is based on the ethos of Chabad-Lubavitch, which has at its foundation the encompassing mitzvah "to love every Jew as one loves themselves" and to permeate that love with practical and meaningful Mitzvahs - (good deeds or acts of kindness).
Feel free to reach out below to learn more!
RABBI MENACHEM & RACHELI SHEMTOV
Founders and Co-Directors
We are passionate about sharing authentic Judaism in a way that is accessible and inviting to all.
Through studying and working in various Jewish institutions around the world, including throughout the United States, Jerusalem, South Africa, Ukraine and Italy, we have learned from a variety of cultures and communal structures. We intend to bring the best of everything to Georgetown!
Send us an email or give us a call, we would love to meet you!
Executive Student Leadership
Joseph Abergel (C'23)
Noah Rudick (B'25)
Max Paley (C'23)
Daniel Rogov ('23)
Zoe Tara Zeigherman (C'23)
Elliott Lovinger (C'25)