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  • Rosh Hashana with Chabad We have options for everyone! Host your own meal, Risa Commons First-Year Rosh Hashana Dinner with Chabad and Hillel, Chabad meals, Hebrew services, English service and more.

    Wishing all a happy, healthy, and sweet new year!
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  • Shabbat ExperienceShabbat events at WashU start at sundown and go all the way until sunset! Shabbat dinner, Shabbat lunch, Seudat Shlishi, Havdalah, Shabbat services and more.
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About
Chabad offers a vibrant and nurturing community where hundreds of students choose to engage in Jewish life! A welcoming and vibrant community, Chabad is a wonderful way for students to experience Judaism while in college.

We provide a plethora of Jewish opportunities for the campus community, including family-style Shabbat dinners that typically attract well over a hundred students, along with educational classes, social programs and pro-Israel activities. We have facilitated Birthright Israel trips for more than 1000 WashU students. Through the Chabad Student Association, we offer students the opportunity to lead our programs. As part of the campus safety net, our professional team helps provide support, guidance and referrals.

Chabad also offers programs and resources for graduate students as part of the JGrads initiative. Students at local colleges, including UMSL, SLU, Webster U., and St. Louis Community College, are supported by The Network.

You are invited to participate. Register here to join our email list to get involved. We look forward to welcoming you at the Chabad House, at any of our programs on campus, or just to meet over coffee.
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Daily Thought
Time is not a train of cars hitched one to another. A year is not dragged along by the year preceding. The present is not hitched tightly to the past. The future is not enslaved to the present. Rather, every year arrives fresh from its Creator, a year that never was before and could never have been known before its arrival. That is why we call Rosh Hashanah “the birth of the world” in our prayers. The past has returned to its place, never to return. With the blowing of the shofar...
Learning & Inspiration
  • Rosh Hashanah Begins on Friday AfternoonAnd is celebrated on Shabbat and Sunday Read More
  • An Extra Sweet YearIn case it has been decreed upon a person to turn to others for help this coming year, it should... Read More
  • Why Is the Shofar Not Blown on Shabbat? Is it inconceivable that the Sages would deprive all of Israel of the benefits afforded by one of... Read More
  • 11 Reasons We Blow the Shofar on Rosh Hashanah A very concise listing of the symbolism behind the mitzvah to hear the shofar blasts on Rosh... Read More