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Chabad AU

Friendship Heights | AU Park | Spring Valley

A project of American Friends of Lubavitch (Chabad)

Shabbat Dinners

Jewish Life

Kosher Food


Social Events


A warm, vibrant center serving the communities of AU Park, Spring Valley, and Friendship Heights and the Jewish students at American University. Through a variety of energetic programs - weekly student Shabbat dinners, Jewish Holiday celebrations and other public events - to Torah study opportunities, socials and innovative Jewish identity and outreach initiatives, ChabadAU is your welcoming connection to our rich heritage, regardless of prior affiiation.

What we do:

  • Amazing Shabbat Dinners

  • Jewish Identity Programs

  • Pizza & Parsha / Torah Classes

  • Holiday events and parties

  • Crisis intervention / counseling

Here's what people have to say...


"Even though I attended Jewish Day School and other programs to enhance my Jewish education, it wasn't until I started attending Chabad AU that I truly felt a deep and spiritual connection to my religion culture and community..."

Pnina H.

“...The work [you] do is beyond incredible. Sometimes your so busy in it, going from one event to the next without a minute to breathe, that I don't think you realize how much you're doing for all the students and the community...without you guys I wouldn't be where I am now with my Judaism..."

Jessica G.

“It's been a pleasure getting to know the Chabad AU community so far, and I look froward to many more years of mitzvoth!"

Jake M.

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