rabbi sruly and shlomit at the chabad center for jewish life at the university of south carolina

Rabbi Sruly & Shlomit - Directors

Rabbi Sruly & Mrs. Shlomit Epstein - Formerly residents of Brooklyn N.Y., Rabbi and Mrs. Epstein moved to South Carolina in early 2015 to open a Chabad House that would cater to the growing number of Jewish Students at the University of South Carolina.

Mission Statement

In the early 1950s, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of blessed memory, began sending rabbinical students to campuses to serve as a resource for students. Since the 1960s, Chabad campus centers open their doors to every Jewish student regardless of background or observance level. Programming always reflects tolerant, non-judgmental and open discussions, which is the hallmark of Chabad's inclusiveness.

Here at Chabad of Univeristy of South Carolina, we believe that Jewish education and meaningful experiences are the grass-roots method to fighting indifference, apathy and assimilation that face our community today. For there to be a Jewish tomorrow, our students need to have a Jewish today!

Student Board

Amit Shitrit - President

Hi! My name is Amit Shitrit. I am honored to be the new president of UofSC’s Chabad on campus. Just a little about me, I was born and raised in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I am now a senior, International Business and Finance major. I am so excited for this upcoming school year and everything we have planned for you all! This Chabad is truly like no other. We are all one big family! I can honestly say that without Rabbi Sruly and Rebbitzen Shlomit, I would not still be attending Uofsc. They have been my home away from home these past three years, and we hope that they can be yours as well! I look forward to meeting each and every one of you in the near future!.

Shira Rebenstock - Vice President

Hi! I'm Shira Rebenstock. I'm a senior and I'm majoring in biology. I am the volunteer coordinator of the Chabad board. The reason I got involved in Chabad is to be a part of the Jewish community on campus. One fun fact about me is that yellow has been my favorite color for as long as I can remember

Ruben Level

My name is Ruben Level I’m currently a senior at USC. I am majoring in economics with a minor in psychology. I joined chabad because the people here were so nice and helped ease the transition between high school and college.

Malka Butler

My name is Malka Levanna, and I am the alumni director for Chabad. I graduated USC in 2019, and I am now currently studying in seminary for the year. My favorite thing about Chabad is all of the incredible friends I’ve made. Chabad is truly a second home!

David Moryossef

My name is David moryossef and I am a freshman from Myrtle beach, SC studying international business and I am currently serving as the treasurer for chabad at Uofsc! My favorite part of chabad is coming together with amazing people and enjoying events and Shabbat dinners. I also love how at home chabad makes all students feel.

Margaux Gaeser

My name is Margaux Gaeser and I am from outside of Richmond, Virginia. I am a sophomore currently majoring in Sport and Entertainment Management but will be switching to Marketing next year! Having access to Chabad as a freshman was an amazing experience. Shlomit and Rabbi Sruly instantly made feel welcome and meeting other Jewish students helped aid in my transition to such a large campus. Whenever I went to the Chabad house, I felt like I had a second family and people I could instantly relate with. To this day, my feelings have not changed! Chabad is such a wonderful campus organization that genuinely cares for each of the students involved and passionately shares their love for Judaism. I could not imagine going through college without them!

Alana Pries

Hi! My name is Alana Pries and I am currently a Junior here at UofSC. I am double majoring in Marketing and Sports Management with a minor in Advertisement & PR. Chabad at UofSC has been my home away from home for the past three years in Columbia. I am not sure I could’ve gotten through freshman year without the support from Shlomit and Rabbi Sruli!! They are two of the most caring and generous people I know, and I really owe a lot of my college experience to them and what they do for us Jewish students here in Columbia. Chabad continues to help me learn and grow and I am so thankful to have the opportunity to serve on the board this year. Here’s to an amazing year of Jewish knowledge, growth, and fun times together!

Caroline MacRae

Jordyn Osofsky

Hello! My name is Jordyn Osofsky and I am so happy to be on the Chabad UofSC student board! I’m a sophomore international business, economics, and finance major with minors in Chinese and Spanish! What I love most about Chabad is the community. Coming from New Jersey, it was easy to feel so far from friends and family once I arrived in South Carolina. However, the warm, welcoming community of Chabad made UofSC my true home away from home! From challah bakes to art classes to discussions about Judaism, I have really had the amazing opportunity to learn about my faith on a deeper level than ever before, while also having so much fun and meeting new people!

Elana Berger

Gabby Swartz

Molly Levin

Hey y’all my name is Molly Levin and I am the Chabad Secretary. I am chemistry pre-med and I am from Atlanta, GA.

Miriam Rozin

Miriam Rozin, Mathematics Major towards Secondary Level Education, Recruitment Chair of Chabad at UofSC. Although I had been raised my whole life with Chabad in Columbia, SC, the Chabad on Campus environment is so different. Here, Rabbi and his wife accept me as who I am and allow me to be me, while growing and learning to be a better Jew. I am able to meet other students of other backgrounds, life stories, and experiences; we all come together as a group to receive warmth and love from the Epsteins. Plus, you get to hang out with the cutest, yummiest, most adorable kids of theirs in the entire world!

Doron Shitrit

Hi everyone! My name is Doron Shitrit and I am from Myrtle Beach, SC! I am currently a sophomore at USC and majoring in Psychology! Fun fact about me is I am the youngest of three and we all attended USC at some point! Chabad at USC has been such a blessing because it allows me to stay connected to Judaism while still having the best time! Without Rabbi Shruly and Shlomit, I would miss out on a lot of holiday ceremonies, shabbat dinners, or even just a warm kosher meal. My experience with Chabad so far has been nothing but amazing! I will forever be thankful to have such a strong Jewish community while being away in college!!

Ethan Speer

Hannah Silton