welcome to chabad cares
We know Fall of 2020 will be like non other at Rowan. With most classes being remote many of you may be home away from classes or not leaving your apartment or dorm in Glassboro much.
None of this will ever stop our dedication and commitment at Rowan Chabad to provide YOU, our amazing students, with an amazing semester with the authentic #JewProf experiences that you deserve!
At the same time, we are fully committed to ensuring your health and safety. No matter what the circumstances are, we want every Rowan student to know that Chabad is still your home away from home and that we are here for you, no matter what challenges come your way.
To adapt to our new COVID-19 reality, we’ve developed a new robust program for the Fall called Chabad Cares. Its goal is to remain emotionally close, even if we must keep socially (or physically) distant.
Please see below how Chabad Cares will work and how Chabad will be here for you this semester. Please also continue to follow this page for updates
Wishing you a safe, successful, and enjoyable semester!
Chabad Cares Welcome Package
You come to school, it doesn't look the same and might be somewhat lonely. Get your Chabad Cares welcome package with face masks, hand sanitizer, Chabad swag, a home-baked treat and much more. We'll deliver it right to you. Get one for yourself and/or a friend.
Get some spiritual protection and hang your Judaism with pride. Free of cost and we'll help you install it.
Contactless Soup Delivery:
One of the Chabad staples! Text for Soup!! Just this year you need no reason why you are requesting. If it's a gloomy day just sign up below and, if we can, we will be right over!
Mental Health Resources
We are currently working on some virtual mental health events and classes. Some of these will be done locally and others through our national office. Please stay tuned as the details become available.
Zoom or Social Distance One-on-Ones:
This semester might get hard and confusing but know that we are here for you. Reach out to the Rabbi, Rebbetzin or our Chabad Board and let's hang out. Whether via zoom or in a social distance way somewhere, let's get together and talk.
Devilries for Virtual Events:
Spice up the zoom event with some touch and feel. This semester we will be doing some Zoom events where we will deliver or you can come pick up the supplies or food to be used on the zoom event. Whether it be ingredients for a Challah bake or apples and honey for a fun Rosh Hashana zoom we got you covered!
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Shabbat To Go Packages:
We started this last semester just this semester it has an UPGRADE! Full on how to guides, song sheets, delicious food and more! We will also hold zoom events to help train for a most memorable Rowan Chabad Shabbat experiences in your dorm/apartment/home (in Glassboro or anywhere else in the country).
Similar to Shabbat To Go just a bit more robust for those that are living together.
Limited In Person Events:
Chabad is currently finalizing plans with the university administration, local health officials, Chabad on Campus International, and others, to develop proper guidelines and protocols for limited in person events. As of now, we DO plan on having some limited in person events. We are exploring the option to purchase a large open tent for these outdoor programs. Please follow us here as these details become finalized.
All of the above will be offered for the High Holidays as well. Brisket dinners to go, selective prayers and how to guides for your dorm room, plus pre holiday zooms to get you into the holiday spirit. As we get closer to the holiday please check back regularly to get update you with exact details and where to sign up. and where to sign up.