A Partial List of Chabad House Activities
Want a trip? A Study break? An out-of-campus social? Join Chabad House at Rutgers’ bi-semester outing. These activities have included canoeing, ice skating, bowling, skiing, and whatever the students organize.
Chabad Learning Initiative – Advanced ($300 Stipend)
This new, competitive, semester-long Torah class analyzes the Principles of Jewish Faith. Our very own Rabbi Shaya teaches this “Chabad Learning Initiative” (CLI) course on Monday nights to enhance the Jewish student’s understanding of Judaism. Students learn Torah and spend a Shabbat in Crown Heights. What makes it competitive? At the end of the semester students who complete the program receive a $300 stipend.
Chabad Learning Initiative – Beginner ($300 Stipend)
Recently introduced, Jewish students with minimal Jewish background explore basic Jewish principles in Chabad Learning Initiative -Beginner Level. Our very own Campus Rabbi, Baruch Goodman teaches Jews to connect to their roots and feel comfortable in a synagogue. Like the advanced CLI class, it also offers a $300 stipend to students who complete the class.
It’s hot, it’s cool, it’s fun. Come every Tuesday night to socialize with over 150 Jewish students, eat plenty of delicious hot food, enjoy fun booming music, talk to caring Rabbis and even volunteer for local community causes and best of all, it’s all free. Everyone is there and this is where to go to know what is going on in the Jewish community.
Sushi and Soul
Every Wednesday night, Rabbi Shaya and students bring Torah and Sushi to campus. First everyone prepares the Sushi, then students share insights, ask questions, and Rabbi Shaya teaches Torah. Rabbi Shaya quotes the Rebbe and turns Torah concepts into timesly lessons applicable to everyone.
Challah and Dessert Baking
Come every Thursday to mix, knead, shape and bake Challah and cookies with other Jewish women and our incredible Rebbetzin Sarah Goodman. Want to learn to bake for over two hundred people? At Challah baking students enjoy the baking, the cookie sampling, the time with the Rebbetzin and-of course- the Challahs.
Come volunteer! Every Friday, RU Chabad students visit patients (or who we like to call, “people in the hospital”) and cheer them up. Come bring a smile, cards, flowers and a challah to people who need it. The opportunity is free and the reward is priceless.
Light up the night together. Every Friday evening before sunset come welcome in Shabbat with Rebbetzin Goodman and other Jewish students. Students give Tzedaka and brighten Shabbas. The times vary each week, but the place does not. Call 732.296.1800 for more information.
Join 300 Rutgers students every Friday night for a free dinner, good conversation and -of course- a legendary L’Chaim. Larger weekends can see over 500 students. This is everyone’s chance to see each other and share Shabbat. Come and bring your friends-although they might already be there.
Rutgers Chabad provides free Shabbat meals for everyone. Come for the company, the food, and the Shabbat atmosphere. The Rabbi and his family are there helping you feel at home.
Seudah Shelishit and Havdallah
Deudah Shelishit is a highlight of Shabbat for many students. Students sing slow songs together. Some students already know the songs, others learn them over a few weeks and the whole community comes together in song. Then they say or sing Havdallah together. Havdallah is the closing prayer of Shabbat and involves lighting the Havdallah candle, blessing a cup of wine, and smelling sweet spices. Sometimes, in an effort to continue Shabbat into the week, it is followed by singing and dancing. It is held at various times according to the times of Shabbat, call 732.296.1800 for more information.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
ALL OF CHABAD HOUSE PROGRAMS DO NOT REQUIRE ANY FORMAL JEWISH EDUCATION. YOU ARE WELCOME AS IS.
We hope that you will take advantage of some of these programs and join our team.
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