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Dear fellow UW alumni,

It is with tremendous excitement and joy that we announce the NEW Chabad UW Alumni Chai Club. 

For those of us who were privileged to attend meaningful holiday celebrations, enjoy one of Henya's delicious Friday night dinners, study Torah or travel to Israel with Rabbi Mendel on Birthright, our lives were deeply touched.  Those experiences have become a part of us.  The friendships we made and the knowledge that we had a Jewish "home away from home" are memories we continue to cherish. 

Because of our appreciation of Chabad, we want to ensure that others will have the same experiences.

When we were students at Wisconsin, it never crossed our minds to wonder how Chabad was funded.   While Chabad Houses are similar all over the world, each is independent and responsible for raising their own funds.  So, in addition to the phenomenal various programs that Rabbi Mendel and Henya arrange, they also are responsible to raise the $150,000 annual budget necessary to run Chabad at UW.  There is also an ongoing building campaign with a goal of $1,250,000 for the purchase and renovation an expanded Chabad Student Center.

We as alumni have the power and means to make a meaningful impact on the success of UW Chabad.  Joining the Chai Club means commiting yourself to a recuring credit charge of only $18 every month. $18 is less than 2 movies a month, or three drinks in a bar! Imagine – if we reach 100 alumni who give $18.00 a month, $21,600 could be raised, covering 13% of the annual budget! 

As you work your way up in the business or professional world, your financial support is important and critical to ensure the future success of Chabad at UW. Chabad touched your life; now help them make a difference in other Jewish students' lives as well.

Chabad UW Alumni Chai Club provides an opportunity for us to stay in touch, share news through a bi-annual newsletter, and participate in reunions.  We look forward to your participation in our Chabad alumni events. 

May you find success and happiness wherever the road takes you, but remember that you have a home away from home at Chabad UW, "Where every Jew is family!"  GO BADGERS!

Sincerely,
The Chabad UW Alumni Executive Board
Alex Prombaum '06 (Chicago)
Marc Becker '08 (Los Angeles)
Andrew Kluger '08 (New York)


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