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The Chabad Club

The Chabad Club

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The Chabad Club is being established to facilitate the personal and spiritual growth of Brandeis students. Investing in something, makes it valuable and lasting. Becoming a member means you are investing in your Judaism, ensuring its long term viability and fullness. Membership is acquired through contributing 45 minutes a week to your own Jewish learning. The learning, of your choice, will occur at the Chabad House Library, anytime between 10am and 10pm with a study partner or within a study group. During specific times Chanie and Peretz will be available as resources and will also lead classes.

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The Reason:

Chabad’s mission is to stimulate students development and nurture their relationship with G‑d and with Judaism. A relationship’s growth parallels what is invested in it. The more one gives towards it the healthier it becomes, no different than any other relationship.

We recognize that a Shabbat dinner is an exceptional experience that can also function as a stepping stone into something more. However it lacks the ability to fully develop a wholesome relationship with G‑d and Judaism because participants are simply recipients of what is provided to them.

The Chabad Club is intended to challenge students to take ownership of their Judaism by investing their time and effort for just 0.4% of the week -- 45 of 10,080 minutes in the week, as well as infuse the Shabbat dinners with a sense of investment and giving.

Sixteen years at Brandeis allows us to observe scores of students and alumni. What differentiates those who grow in Judaism with those by whom it regresses, is whether one is a recipient or an investor. This is why we are proud to be launching the Chabad Club.

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How it works:

Fill out the form with your information.
The learning begins the week of September 10th at the Chabad House library.

The Chabad House library is located on the bottom floor, at 54 Turner St., a short walk from campus. The entrance is though the back door of the house.

In the beginning Peretz and Chanie will make themselves available in the library and help you get comfortable and familiar with the space and your options of learning.

If there will be a larger number of students learning at one time, we may offer a class during that time.

When you arrive, please sign in, and when you depart, please sign out by sharing a sentence or two about what you learned. We will set this up for you in the library. This way you're accountable to this experience and will be contributing to the overall sense of community that will be built.

There will be refreshments and drinks always on hand for you to enjoy.

The first Shabbat designated for Club Members is on September 8th! After that, you can expect about alternating weeks designated for you! Also, look out for special meals for you during the holidays!

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Your benefits:

About every other Shabbat Dinner will not be public anymore. Students will now be motivated to recognize the critical need of giving and investing in their own Judaism, instead of simply being passive participants in what is handed to them. By becoming a Chabad Club Member you are invited to all Shabbat Dinners which will now be a richer and more meaningful experience as you and your peers who are investing in Judaism, will share the same space.

Other events will also be developed so that members can continue to grow and learn from one another, as well as enjoy each other's company.

This club is open to all and we anticipate a delightful group of mature, inquisitive, caring and motivated students.
 

Much Love,
Peretz and Chanie 

Please note:
-First Years do NOT need to join the Chabad Club to come to weekly Shabbat Dinners, to foster a welcoming and smooth transition into school and Chabad.

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