As Chabad marks its tenth year as a force of friendship on the Vanderbilt campus, we recognize the substantial
Today, we must join hands to build Vanderbilt’s Chabad House into a truly welcoming Jewish home.
To welcome the many students who are still left out…
To provide an oasis in middle of the campus action to breathe, think and draw energy…
To ensure vibrant Jewish life continues to be a seamless feature of this charming southern campus…
“My son, though far away, is never far from home— Rabbi Shlomo and Nechama welcome him at all hours to talk, ask, laugh or cry. A Jewish Commodore is never alone!”
— S.M. (parent ‘20)
“Shlomo, we would not be number 5 without your devotion, dedication, compassionate demeanor, good cheer and boundless enthusiasm.”
— Mark Bandas, Dean of Students
“There is no other way I would consider spending my Friday nights than at a Shabbat dinner with Rabbi Shlomo, his wife and children, and a room filled with Jews from all over the country…”
The impact of the new Chabad student center
111 23rd Avenue N, Nashville, TN
Shabbat DinnersA spacious new main room for Shabbat dinners and events.
LoungeA fully-stocked lounge with games, screens, coffee bar and snacks.
EventsFlexible space to allow for multiple events of varying sizes.
KitchenAn efficient and expansive kitchen serving kosher meat lunches and dinners.
ShulThe only dedicated shul for quiet personal prayer.
Meeting SpaceComfortable meeting space for private counseling.
|Current Challenges||Current building||New Center|
|Dedicated Student Space||1,400 Sq Feet||5,955 sq feet|
|Attendance capacity for events||60 seated, 80 standing||250 seated, 300+ standing|
|Dedicated Sanctuary with Ark||NO||YES|
|Engaging Jewish Library||NO||Yes|
|Attractive Space that students will use for meetings, school work, and socializing||NO||YES|
|Ability to host multiple programs and uses simultaneously||NO||YES|
Student Lounge + Parking/entry
Total Fundraising Goal: $5,700,000
How does a vision of this scope become a reality?
Every step of the planning, purchasing and fundraising for this project depends on the commitment of its most important investors: Our community of alumni, parents and friends. With a show of support from every invested family, we are confident the new Chabad Student Center will be the pride of Nashville in under two years.
- Campus Name$1,500,000
- Endowment Name$1,100,000
- Jewish Life Hall - The dining room
All Shabbat and Holiday Dinners$540,000
- Sanctuary for the Heart, Mind and Soul$540,000
- Think Jewish Library$360,000
- Student Lounge$180,000
- Handicap Access/Elevator$100,000
- Commercial Kitchern$100,000
- Hospitality Suite$72,000
- Chabad Wisdom Center$72,000
- Rabbi's Study$54,000
- Rooftop Balcony - Sukkah$54,000
- Appreciation Lobby$54,000
- Sun Porch$36,000
- Executive Office$36,000
- Main Entrance Mezuzah$25,000
- Landscaping and Reflection Pool$25,000
- Welcome Patio$25,000
- Mezuzahs (4 Available)$18,000
- Bookcases (10 Available)$10,000
- Gold Leaf$5,400
- Silver Leaf$3,600