Rabbi Mordechai and Nechamie Silberberg arrived in the fall of 1999 to London to help develop and expand the Friends of Lubavitch Chabad at the University of Western Ontario. With the foundation set by Dr. and Mrs. Block the Silberberg’s came with the vision of creating a warm, welcoming, and non-judgmental environment. This helped establish a place where Jewish students of all backgrounds and levels of observance could enjoy exploring their Jewish heritage.CVC7179.JPG

  The Friends of Lubavitch Chabad "student Synagogue" started in a modest, small house attracting dozens of students each week. But word of mouth spread and there was soon a desperate need to expand our premises. With the generosity of the Berg family of Toronto, Chabad purchased a 2-story 8,000 square foot building, just steps from the university entrance. Fully equipped with a commercial kitchen, large dining area, synagogue and library study space, the House has evolved into Jewish Student Synagogue.