Chabad-Jewish Chaplain

About the Chabad Jewish Student Centre

Chabad Jewish Student Centre Vancouver serves the Jewish student population at UBC and local community colleges with religious, educational, social, and recreational programming. We strive to create a space where "Every Jew is Family" on campus for Jews of all backgrounds through a partnership between students and staff to help create cutting edge programming, plan social action projects, and offer volunteer opportunities.

As a haven you can turn to when you are stressed or lonely and need a true friend, Chabad is a place where students can socialize in a comfortable home-like setting filled with friends, superb food, and stimulating discussions. It also acts as a forum where you can question your faith and not be afraid of judgment. 

As a place for prayer and study, you can gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of your Jewish heritage. The Centre provides texts and teachers for those who seek to learn, and has been recognized as one of the fastest growing and most vibrant, innovative and all-inclusive organizations for Jewish students in North America. 

Through all its growth and changes, Chabad's warmth and intimacy remain the same. At Chabad you will always find a friend. Find us on Instagram, Facebook or visit our Chabad website.

Our philosophy

The Chabad Jewish Student Centre is based on the ideology of Chabad (Chassidic Philosophy) and fueled by the inspiration and teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson O.B.M, which have at their foundation the encompassing Mitzvah “to love every Jew as one loves himself” through Acts of Kindness and Mitzvahs. It is our belief that every individual Jew makes an indispensable contribution to the whole of the Jewish people. Chabad welcomes all Jews at their own pace and comfort level through innovative educational programs in all areas of Jewish life.
The vision for Chabad is a vibrant student centre that offers a meaningful Jewish experience to all who come in contact with it. The values that lie at the heart of the Chabad Jewish Student Centre are embodied in Torah and Jewish tradition. These values include spiritual growth and practice and Jewish learning to create a sense of belonging.

About Rabbi Chalom Loeub

Chabad Jewish Chaplain, Rabbi Chalom Loeub

Rabbi Chalom Loeub was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. He spent three years studying in the Rabbinical College of Canada, followed by a two-year Rabbinic internship in Singapore where he received his Rabbinical Ordination. He served as the Associate Rabbi and program director at Chabad at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida for four years.
He speaks, reads, and writes English, French and Hebrew. Chalom enjoys cooking, playing his musical instruments, having a good shmooze with students, and playing with his kids.

You can contact Chalom by emailing, or by calling him at 778 712 7703.

About Esti Loeub

Mrs. Esti Loeub was born in Long Island, NY. She studied at the Lubavitch Girls High School in Chicago, Illinois, and at the Ohel Chana Seminary in Melbourne, Australia.
After working for various Chabad institutions in Philadelphia and Westchester areas and serving as the program director for Chabad of the Upper East Side in Manhattan for three years, Esti is now co-director of the Chabad Jewish Student Centre Vancouver. She speaks English, Hebrew and Yiddish. Esti enjoys biking, baking, and teaching Torah classes.
You can contact her by emailing

Services and events

  • Weekly Shabbat Dinners
    Meet other Jewish students over Shabbat Dinner at the Chabad Jewish Student Centre (view Google Map), on Friday evenings at 6:30 pm during the winter and 7:30 pm during the summer.
  • Ongoing Torah Classes
    Join Chabad for weekly Torah classes offered on and off campus, online and in person. All relevant info about these offerings can be found on their Instagram.
  • Jewish Holidays
    If you’re wondering what to do for the Jewish High Holidays, Chanukah, Purim, Pesach (Passover) and all the other Jewish holidays in between, contact Rabbi Chalom for information on a full schedule of services, meals and more to help you celebrate.
  • One-on-one meetings
    Rabbi Chalom and Esti Loeub are both available to talk about anything over coffee. Reach out to them to set up a time that works.