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Chabad is a Jewish movement with a dynamic, yet simple philosophy. With over 4,000 emissaries around the globe and over 200 branches on U.S. college campuses, Chabad is the largest Jewish outreach organization in the world today. 

Chabad at UA is a vibrant Jewish student organization at The University of Alabama. Conveying the love and spirit of Judaism to the students at UA, we assist growth and learning through exciting programs and warm environment.The Chabad House brings new and innovative programs through stimulating Jewish classes, delicious home-cooked meals, Friday night and Shabbat services, barbecues, leadership opportunities and so much more! With our "doors" open 24/7, students feel comfortable to reach out at any time to enjoy delicious free food, individual study sessions, shabbat meals, or to just hang out with friends. We look forward to welcoming you to our Chabad House, your new home away from home! 



  • A home away from home where all are welcome no matter the affiliation 

  • A community where every Jew is family

  • A place filled with inspiration, guidance and learning

  • A student organization at the University of Alabama that provides religious, educational, social, and recreational programming for the community of Jewish students and faculty.

  • A place where students socialize in a comfortable home-like setting with great friends, amazing food and stimulating discussions.

  • A forum where you can question your faith and not be afraid of judgment.

  • A haven to run to when you’re stressed or lonely and need a true friend.

  • An opportunity for prayer and study, where you can gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of your Jewish heritage.

  • An academy providing texts and teachers for those who seek to learn.

  • An environment where being Jewish is fun and inviting.

  • A branch of an organization that has gained national prominence as one of the fastest growing and most vibrant, innovative and all-inclusive organizations for Jewish college students in this country.


Rabbi Kussi and Rosie Lipskier moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama just six months after getting married, to establish help establish Chabad to serve the Jewish community at the University of Alabama and the greater Tuscaloosa area. 

Rabbi Kussi grew up in Brooklyn, New York and is the ninth of eleven children. He studied in many different Yeshivot around the world including Brunoy, France and Israel. He received his Rabbinical degree from Chabad Headquarters, 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, New York.

Rosie grew up in a "smaller Jewish family" and is the second of eight children. After graduating Beth Rivkah High School, she studied in Israel and then went on to get certified as a Health Coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

With years of experience in engaging young adults, Rabbi Kussi and Rosie began this adventure. They now run weekly Shabbat meals, Torah classes, Israel trips, social events and lots more! Their goal is to provide a home-away-from-home for the students at Bama, and they are available 24/7 for anything a student may need. 

So next time your craving some Matzah Ball Soup, have a question or are just looking for a listening ear, make sure to reach out to Chabad - where every Jew is family. 



It is our core belief that every person has a mission to accomplish down here in this world. We are all apart of something much larger than ourselves, and every individual plays an essential role in the totality of the world. Predicated on the Mitzvah "Love thy neighbor as thyself," at Chabad at UA we seek to imbue a sense of Jewish identity and belonging by creating a warm and open environment. We engage students at their own pace and comfort level through innovative, educational programs in all areas of Jewish life.

Chabad at UA is a home where Judaism becomes alive, current and exciting. All Jews are welcome, no matter the affiliation, denomination or lifestyle. Our vision is to "open our doors" and be a resource to Jews of all backgrounds and to infuse the next generation of leaders with Jewish pride, internalizing all they learn and experience in order to lead meaningful lives. 
Inspired by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of blessed memory. For a glimpse into the Rebbe, click on

Go to to learn more about Chabad international, and to www.chabad .edu to find out more about Chabad Houses on campus worldwide.

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