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Freshman Orientation 2017

Freshman Orientation 2017

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Welcome Class of 2021

  To Do List:

A. Be in the know; sign up for our emails to get up-to-date info on the WashU Jewish community.

B. Get to know us; browse the about us page on our site.

C. Join the family; like us on Facebook.

We are so glad you will be joining this amazing community! Please note: Some events are tentative and subject to change of time or venue.

Order Form for Kohn's Meals 
Wednesday evening, August 23

Freshman Move-In Day
Thursday, August 24, from about 9 am
Clocktower on the South 40
Welcome to WashU! Drop by and say hi to Chana and Rabbi Hershey and student leaders. Learn about JewCrew, Chabad’s orientation program. Dorm room Mezuzahs will also be available.

Chabad Welcome Dinner for Parents
Thursday, August 24, 4:45 – 6:15 pm
Chabad House, 7018 Forsyth Blvd.
Enjoy dinner and conversation with our team. Learn about many opportunities for connecting with Jewish campus life, Israel-related matters on campus, and Birthright Israel trips with Mayanot. We will walk directly from dinner to the convocation in the nearby Athletic Complex. RSVP to rabbi@chabadoncampus.org.

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Open House
Friday, Aug. 25, 3 - 5 pm
Chabad House, 7018 Forsyth Blvd.
Another opportunity to visit and learn about our vision for Jewish campus life.

Kabalat Shabbat and Candle Lighting
Friday, Aug. 25, 6:00 pm 
Welcome Shabbat Kotel-style! Join students and families for a traditional Friday night service and candle lighting.

Classic Shabbat Dinner at Chabad 
Friday, Aug. 25, 6:45 pm
Each week over 100 students join Chabad to celebrate Shabbat with a wonderful Shabbat dinner. Want a sneak preview of the rest of the semester? Join us this week for some of the best Challa and Humus in town! First Year students will go directly to their floor meetings while parents are invited to stay for dessert, tea, and discussion. Please register in advance at www.chabadwashu.org/shabbat. Here is the FB event.

Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday, August 26, 9:45 am
Chabad House, 7018 Forsyth Blvd.

Join Chabad for a traditional Minyan services, including Torah reading from the book of Deuteronomy.

Shabbat Lunch
Saturday, August 26, 12:30 pm
Chabad House, 7018 Forsyth Blvd.

Join the weekly Chabad on Campus/Hillel Shabbat lunch rotation, located this week at Chabad, steps from the South 40.

Seudah Shlishit
Saturday, August 26, 6:30 pm
Chabad House, 7018 Forsyth Blvd.
Family members are invited to join students for the weekly Shabbat afternoon meal at Chabad, where we gather for a light, social activities including board games, and spirited camp-style Zmirot. Followed by Havdalah.

JewBQ: Free Kosher BBQ

Monday, August 28, 5:30 pm
Lien/Gregg Porch (near the clocktower)

Meet the leaders of the Chabad Student Assoc. and Hillel Leadership Council and the Hillel and Chabad staff. Vegetarian options available and cold drinks for all. Sponsored by Chabad, Hillel, HLC & CSA.

Activities Fair
Friday, September 1, 4:30 - 6 pm
Mudd Field

Register for one of the most exciting and popular Jewish groups on campus!

Annual Welcome Back Shabbat at Chabad
Friday, September 1, 7 pm dinner
Connect with everyone you missed over the summer, get to meet new friends, and officially welcome the Freshman class of 2021! Please RSVP online at www.chabadwashu.org/shabbat. Here is the FB event.