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

David Isaacs - President

Hi! My name is David Isaacs and I am currently a sophomore at USC studying psychology and biology. I grew up in the Atlanta area and I am so exited to be serving as Chabad at USC’s first ever president!

McKenzi Norris - Vice President

Hey, I’m McKenzi and a sophomore Public Health major! I started attending Chabad to learn more about Judaism while getting practical, first-hand experience. I also work as a Resident Mentor here on campus and am involved in research, politics, and web design.

Regan Malka Butler - Treasurer

My name is Regan Butler, and I am a senior majoring in psychology, with a minor in criminal justice. I am currently serving as the treasurer for Chabad. Aside from Chabad I am a member of the Carolina Judicial Council, and TA psychology courses. I attended one Chabad event at the start of my junior year, and have been to every event since. I love how welcoming it is, and how incredible the people are! One fun fact about me, is that I have lived in four countries!

Molly Levin - Secretary

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.

Shira Rebenstock - Volunteer Coordinator

Hi! I'm Shira Rebenstock. I'm a freshman 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 - Recruitment Chair

My name is Ruben Level I’m currently a freshman 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.