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Chabad Club Membership, Spring '20
WHY CHABAD AT BRANDEIS CREATED THIS EXPERIENCE
Chabad’s primary goal is to create opportunities to nurture students' growth in character and their relationship with the Divine and 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.
While we recognize that a Shabbat Dinner is an exceptional experience that can also function as a stepping stone into something more, it also 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 0.4% of the week -- 45 of 10,080 minutes in the week, and members select which day and time works for them to learn! Members can choose to study with a partner or on their own(read below for details).
Almost 19 years at Brandeis allows Rabbi Peretz and Chanie, founders of Chabad at Brandeis, to observe scores of students and alumni. What differentiates those who grow in their relationship withJudaism with those by whom it remains passive or even regresses, is whether one is a recipient or a giver/investor. This is why Chabad at Brandeis is proud to be the creators of the Chabad Club and be at the cutting edge of sustainable Jewish student engagement.
The Chabad Club is open to all and we anticipate a delightful group of mature, inquisitive, caring and motivated students.
The Chabad Club begins the last week of January '20, with rolling membership, and continues throughout the semester. Members need to commit to learning weekly.
We are looking forward to a tremendous and impactful experience with you!
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Were you a member of the Chabad Club before?
Why are you (re)joining the Chabad Club? What do you hope to gain from this experience?
If you've joined before, what is one change you'd like to see in your personal experience?
If you've joined before, what is one change you'd suggest we try to implement to enhance the Chabad Club Experience?
What day of the week will you be committing to learn and explore for 45 minutes?
What time will you be arriving at Chabad?
Learning with a partner can enhance your experience in varied ways and perhaps even someone with a different background than you. Let us know if you will be learning with someone of your choosing, or you would like us to help you find a fitting partner. Select your preference.
Yes, I will be learning with a partner of my choosing
I'd like your assistance in finding a fitting learning partner (we will contact you to hear more about your interest)
No, I prefer learning on my own
If you know who your learning partner will be, please share with us their name. Please ensure they sign up too.
Are you interested in writing and/or publicly speaking about your learning and your experience?
Yes, I'd like to speak at a Chabad Club Shabbat Dinner or another opportunity
Yes, I'd like to write about my learning
Yes, I'd like to do both
An alumnus of the Chabad Club who lives nearby would be delighted to learn with members. She's available from 6-8pm M-Th. Please let us know if you'd like to know more about this opportunity.
I'd like to know more about learning with an alum!
More details about the Chabad Club!
It goes without saying that you're primarily benefitting yourself. Your character, skills, soul and mind will develop in a strong and sustainable way as you explore the importance of initiating and then committing to an experience without any external reward.
Some Shabbat Dinners will be exclusive for Club Members. Students will now be motivated to recognize the critical need of giving and investing in their own Judaism, instead of being passive participants in what is handed to them. By becoming a Chabad Club Member you are invited to all Shabbat Dinners which will in turn be a richer and more meaningful experience as you and other investors in Judaism will share the same space.
Other events will also be created so that members can continue to grow and learn from one another, as well as enjoy each other's company.
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HOW IT WORKS:
Fill out this form with your information and select the day and time that fits your schedule best, and any other info.
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.
Peretz and Chanie will make themselves available and help you get comfortable and familiar with the space and your options of learning, as well as respond to your questions and thoughts.
Before you depart there will be a brief from to checkout your time and share a sentence or two about what you learned. 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 on hand for you to enjoy.
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