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Chabad is the Jewish home, "right down the hill", for students at Hamilton College.

Hamilton College Chapel

Considering Hamilton?

Leaving home is exciting but it can be scary too. It doesn’t have to be. Not when you know you have Chabad waiting for you on the other side and its doors are wide open.


Chabad offers a compelling, rich and meaningful Jewish experience to all. We invite you to visit and spend a Shabbat at Hamilton Chabad and experience it yourself. Or, simply stop by, when you are visiting.

Please contact us if you have any questions or for more information

Families of Jewish students are part of the Jewish community at Hamilton College

Dear Parent,

Going away 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 the Chabad Jewish Center, your child will be welcomed to a "home away from home" for Jewish students at Hamilton College.


Your child will be welcome to a warm Jewish community on campus. We strive to create meaningful relationships with a broad spectrum of students.


Through diverse and dynamic programming, students from diverse backgrounds get to meet.


Chabad has successfully reached many under-involved Jewish students and inspired 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. 

Visit our Leadership page.


We understand that as a parent, you may have worrisome moments while your child is away at college. That's why we want you to know that we're here. Feel free to contact us , introduce yourselves and let us know what's on your mind. We'll be glad to assist in any way possible.

Looking forward to meeting you



Devorah and Rabbi Didy Waks

Need Chicken Soup?

Your child sick? Homesick? You're away from home and he/she needs some chicken soup. We've got you covered!

Dedicate a Shabbat

Dedicate a Shabbat in honor of your child (or anyone else). Partial sponsorship available too!

Thank you!!

Coming to visit?

Plan to come to Chabad. For dinner, lunch or just to say hi! We love meeting parents and having them over at Chabad!

Chabad at Hamilton College offers students an opportunity to see the local Jewish life and more

Now is a great time to decide what you will make of the Jewish opportunities at Hamilton College. We encourage you to enhance your college experience by participating in a variety of Jewish activities. At the Chabad, it's easy, enjoyable and you will have lots of company.

The Chabad Jewish Student Community works hard to plan semesters packed with great events. This site will give you an idea of some of the rich opportunities that await you. Make sure to check our calendar to keep up with all that latest that's going on.

Remember, the Chabad Jewish Center is your "home away from home". Meet, greet, eat and socialize with other Jewish students in a warm atmosphere. Our activities are open to all regardless of Jewish affiliation, background or level of observance.

Chabad - "The Heart of Jewish Campus Life" - find out more about our Vision and Values.

To keep up with Jewish life on campus, subscribe to the Chabot by texting JOIN to 315-300-1612.

Learn more about or programming here

Prosepective Students

Chabad gives me a connection to the Jewish community on campus and provides me with a home away from home with excellent Shabbat dinners.

—  Jacob Slovin '18

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