St. Olaf College has a supportive and growing community of Jewish students. Our Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life, Rabbi Shosh Dworsky, leads services on High Holidays, offers a Torah study and meets with students to discuss all matters of college life. The student led, Jewish Student Organization, is also an active presence on the hill.
During the first semester of the 2020-2021 academic year, Rabbi Shosh Dworsky will offer a combination of in-person and virtual programming.
Celebration of Sabbath and High Holidays
- Virtual Shabbat – This will be an informal virtual Shabbat. Log on at 7:30 PM and say hello!
- September 11, Friday night service for St. Olaf and Carleton College students
- September 18-19, Rosh Hashanah celebrated together with the Jewish Student Organization at Carleton College
- September 27-28, Yom Kippur celebrated together with the Jewish Student Organization at Carleton College
- October 2, Rabbi Shosh Dworsky will lead services for the beginning of Sukkot
- There is also an inter-religious prayer and meditation room in Boe Memorial Chapel.
- “Just Torah” – A virtual Torah study that focuses on issues of justice, Tuesdays 12:25-1:25 PM (classes start on September 22).
- Virtual Hebrew classes – 4:00-4:45 PM (classes start on September 24).