Jewish Life

Jewish Life

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.

Upcoming Shabbat and holiday celebrations

(See College Ministry Events page for meeting Dates and Times.)

  • Shabbat eve services – Fridays; Student-led, followed by kiddush (yummy challah (bread) and grape juice); sometimes with dinner plans!
  • Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur – September 25-27 and October 4-5, 2022
  • Sukkot – October 9-16, 2022

Learning

(See College Ministry Events page for meeting Dates and Times.)

  • “Just Torah”- A Torah study with Rabbi Shosh that focuses on issues of justice.
  • Hebrew classes – Any and all are welcome to begin, or re-commence learning Hebrew.  Whether you want to read the Bible, or order a sandwich in Jerusalem, this informal class will set you on the path! Be in touch with questions, or just show up at the first meeting. The text we use is The First Hebrew Primer for Adults.
  • An inter-religious prayer and meditation room in Boe Memorial Chapel is available for individuals or small groups.