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As a parent, you probably have mixed feelings sending your child away to a huge college and into a new environment, away from the comforts and warmth of home.


This is where Chabad is here for you.


Chabad at Indiana University is a growing and vibrant home-away-from-home for the Jewish students here in Bloomington. We are here for them (and for you!) for anything they might need.


Our goal is to create a sense of Jewish pride and community by providing social programming, holiday events, home-style Shabbat dinners and lunches, volunteering and educational opportunities, and many more exciting happenings. More so, we are here just to be a friend and support in any situation.

We are very excited that your child is here, and we are looking forward to an amazing year together. Please reach out if you need anything, or just to say hi and introduce yourself. We’d love to meet you in person as well, on your next trip to Bloomington.


We stay in touch with parents by sending out a monthly email newsletter that details all of our ongoing activities, with photos of your children participating in Jewish life events. Sign up for our email newsletter by contacting us here.


Family Weekend is a Chabad at IU annual tradition bringing together families and students to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Chabad will be hosting a full schedule of events during family weekend this year on Sept. 8 -9, 2023: Pre Shabbat Tailgate at IU Tailgate fields & Family Shabbat Brunch. Please place your RSVP for family weekend here. We look forward to welcoming you all!


We give parents an opportunity to reach out to their students by sending a care package of Jewish comfort food during finals time, or a holiday gift package before Rosh Hashanah and Purim.


Is your child feeling under the weather and you are too far away to help? Let us deliver homemade chicken soup to your child from you! Click here to request a chicken soup for your child. 


Shabbat Dinners at Chabad are an exciting, uplifting experience for Jewish students. According to a study conducted by Dr. Barrry Chazan of Brandeis University, Chabad's Campus Shabbat dinner program is a leading innovation in informal Jewish learning that helps students build Jewish identity.

A Shabbat dinner at Chabad costs about $3600, including associated staff and facility costs. Shabbat dinner sponsors are recognized at the Shabbat table on the sponsor card, and they are a great way for you to support Jewish life on campus, and show support for your son's or daughter's Jewish activities. To sponsor or co-sponsor a Shabbat dinner, click here.

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