Chabad House at Indiana University

Shabbat & Holidays

Challah Baking

Campus Mezuzah Program

TBL – Teffilin, Bagel and Lox

The Link – connecting Jewish women on campus

Sinai Scholars

Free Trips to Israel with Mayanot Birthright Israel

Israel Links

Teffilin Bank

Dare To Care

One on One Learning


Turn an ordinary Friday night into a Shabbat experience! Experience the beauty and warmth of Shabbat. Join fellow Jewish students for a delicious, home cooked four course Friday night dinner, complete with song, celebration and stimulating conversation. 6:30 PM  User friendly Services 7:00 PM Dinner  Zero pressure. Total pleasure. Come and go as you please! 


At Chabad House we celebrate all the Jewish holidays. Our doors are open to all Jewish students for all services and meals. RSVP needed. Come be part of the Chabad family.

Challah Baking

Join us on Thursdays at the Chabad kitchen for some Challah baking fun.  Learn how to mix, knead, shape and bake the world's most delicious bread. Contact Zlata at 812- 360-2994 or

Campus Mezuzah Program

What is a Mezuzah? A Mezuzah is a parchment scroll that has been hand-written by a professional scribe. It contains two sections of the Torah that discuss the Jewish faith. Every Mezuzah, no matter how simple or elaborate the exterior casing may be, contains the exact same inscription, the Shema Yisrael: "Hear o' Israel, the L-rd Our G-d, the L-rd is One." It is traditionally attached to the doorposts of a Jewish home. A 'kosher' Mezuzah brings protection and blessing - whether you are home or away - to all the people of Israel. How do I get one? Contact Rabbi Yehoshua & leave a $45 deposit.  This deposit will be refunded when you return the Mezuzah at the end of the year. The rabbi will be happy to help you hang the Mezuzah properly. The fine print. This offer is for college students only. The Mezuzah should be treated with appropriate respect.

TBL – Teffilin, Bagel and Lox

Take a deeper look into the Torah. Don Teffilin and enjoy a lox and bagels brunch. Every Tuesdays from 11:00 AM till 3:00 PM – Please RSVP

The Link – connecting Jewish women on


Rosh Chodesh offers an opportunity for Jewish young women of all backgrounds to get together, socialize, learn, experience and recharge. Meeting feature lively meaningful discussions, a great do-it-yourself activity and a chance to meet new Jewish friends and Schmooze. Don’t miss it! Contact Zlata at 812-360-2994 or

Sinai Scholars

Revolutionary Ideas Judaism Introduced to the World The Sinai Scholars Society is a national program, reaching universities all over the country. This incredible, comprehensive, and thought-provoking 8-week course focuses on Jewish values through the lens of the Commandments. Class includes textual study, field trips, formal graduation, alumni benefits, and a $350 stipend upon completion of course requirements. For more information, visit

Free Trips to Israel with Mayanot Birthright Israel Chabad on Campus is proud to offer fun and free 10-day tours of Israel. These trips are a gift of Taglit-Birthright Israel and facilitated by Mayanot. The Mayanot Taglit Birthright Israel trip is the single most popular program at Indiana University. More students have chosen Mayanot than any other trip provider! Who is eligible? This amazing opportunity is available to Jewish young adults, ages 18 through 26 who have never been to Israel on a previous educational tour with their peers. Is it really free? Yes, the program is free. This includes airfare on El-Al Airline, accommodations at quality hotels, and almost all meals. A $250 fully refundable deposit is required, and is returned after the program. Students will need to arrange their own transportation to the city of departure, and are expected to pay for several of their own meals in Israel. That's it! What will we do when we are there? • Tour, hike and jeep throughout Israel. • Climb the ancient fortress of Masada. • Float in the Dead Sea. • Ride a camel through the desert. • Visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. • Stand at the site where Israel declared its statehood. • Enjoy the culture and excitement of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. • Experience Shabbat at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. • Tour the cities of Tiberias and Safed. • Meet Israeli students, soldiers, politicians and business leaders. ...and much more!

Why are these trips free?

Taglit Birthright Israel is a unique partnership between the people of Israel through their government, local Jewish communities and Federations (through the United Jewish Communities, Keren Hayesod and The Jewish Agency for Israel), and leading Jewish philanthropists. The goal of these exciting tours is to inspire in our participants a stronger connection to the Jewish people, Jewish life and to the Jewish State of Israel while having a great time!

Where do I sign up? 

Visit for more information and to sign up! To ensure that

you are part of our group, make sure you enter "University of Indiana -

Bloomington" in the Referral code box on your application.

Can I invite friends from other schools to come with me (or can I go with


Yes! You can invite your friends from other schools to go with you! Just ask them to sign up with Mayanot, and send an email to If the group dates don’t work out with your personal plans, you can choose to go on another date with another school, or you can wait until the next round of trips.

Is the trip religious?

Mayanot has been providing adventurous and educational experiences to students Israel since it’s inception in 1996. As one of Taglit-birthright Israel’s largest providers. Mayanot's birthright Israel tours are open to all Jews, regardless of background, affiliation or practice. The trips are co-ed and are catered to non-affiliated participants. Mayanot's Birthright Israel tours are open to all Jews, regardless of background, affiliation or practice. Mayanot's welcoming approach and attention to detail help ensure that Jews with varying beliefs and observance levels are able to enjoy the program together. Mayanot believes that a diverse, pluralistic group of participants makes the experience much richer. Therefore, regardless of your background or denomination you will feel at home on this trip.

Is the trip safe?

We understand that applicants may be concerned about the security situation in Israel. Rest assured that the safety and security of our participants is Mayanot's and birthright Israel’s number one priority.

IsraeLinks: Our Past. Our Present. Our Future

The Chabad On Campus in-depth Israel educational experience linking our Land, our People and our Heritage: IsraeLinks is a unique program offering an in-depth exploration of our Jewish heritage -- Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow. Extensive guided tours of the country will be accompanied by stimulating lectures and discussions with academic and rabbinic experts. Participants will get to review ancient and contemporary source materials, undertake exciting historical explorations, take part in mentored discussions of Judaism, as well as have a first-hand discovery of the social, religious, and political composition of the Holy Land. IsraeLinks will provide participants with state-of-the-art tour buses, comfortable lodgings, delicious daily meals (including Shabbat), experienced English-speaking tour guides, fully paid entrance fees, and many extras which will make this once-in-a- lifetime trip to Israel cherished and memorable. All you will have to do is Enjoy, Explore and be Enlightened.

Teffilin Bank

The Tefillin Bank will subsidize 50% of the cost of the Tefillin, up to $250, for students who are committed to putting on Tefillin regularly (daily or weekly) but are unable to purchase Tefillin because of financial constraints. For example, if a student purchases a $400 pair of Tefillin, Chabad on Campus will subsidize $200 of it. The process for applying for the subsidization is as follows: You will submit an on-line application to Chabad. The Tefillin Bank administrator will review the applications and approve or decline the grant base on availability and display of commitment to the Mitzvah. Upon approval, Chabad on Campus International Foundation will notify you and provide information regarding available Tefillin options. You submit your selection and we will then place the order with the Sofer (scribe). If you want to explore more options with the Sofer, he will be happy to discuss the different quality and levels of Tefillin available before the order is placed The Tefillin will be mailed to the Chabad House, the  Rabbi will notify to pick them up upon arrival. There are currently a limited number of grants available which will be granted on a first-come first-serve basis.

Dare To Care

This is an amazing opportunity for Jewish students to volunteer for an hour  a week and make the world a better place through kindness.  We will be visiting seniors at a local retirement home and giving them the attention that they deserve.

One on One Learning

Ever wanted to learn more about Judaism, but did not know where to start? Set up one on one learning with the rabbi or rebbetzin this semester. Any topic... Any time