Rabbi Dani and Rochel Libersohn together with their daughter Devorah Leah will be starting Chabad at the University Nevada Reno (UNR).
The Libersohns will be going out on Shlichus on the 4th night of Chanukah and are excited and ready to illuminate the University of Nevada Reno and bring the light of Judaism to all the students on campus.
UNR is located in the heart of downtown Reno and in close proximity to Lake Tahoe. With a student population of 20,000 students and a growing Jewish student population as the city of Reno’s Jewish community continues to grow, the need for full time Jewish activities on campus is now a necessity.
They will also be focusing on the large and diverse Jewish faculty at UNR including researchers from Israel.
They are already working closely together with other Jewish organizations on campus to make sure all Jewish students’ needs are met and reaching new students who are not yet connected.
“Over the past few months we have been to UNR and have met with many students and hosted a Pop Up Sukkos experience outside the student union as well as hosted a Pesach Seder in Spring 2021 which was many students first in person Jewish experience on campus,” Rabbi Libersohn said.
“We are in close contact with President Brian Sandoval, the President of UNR and former Governor of Nevada. A close friend of Chabad and the Jewish community in Reno. He is much looking forward to welcoming us on campus,” he said.
The Libersohns would like to thank Chabad on Campus International for their immense support throughout the process of moving out on Shlichus. “With the many complexities and challenges of moving to a new University Chabad on Campus International has been there for us every step of the way,” they said.
They were appointed by Rabbi Mendel and Sarah Cunin, directors of Chabad of Northern Nevada and Rabbi Shlomo Cunin Head Shliach of California and Nevada.
To donate to the new shluchim: http://chabadunr.com/illuminate