Chabad House at Rutgers is opening
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Chabad House at Rutgers is opening

(Courtesy Chabad)
(Courtesy Chabad)

Rutgers University is planning a “limited opening” in September, according to its new president, Dr. Jonathan Holloway. The Chabad House at Rutgers has announced its own opening, which includes its dormitory rooms and kosher meal program. All incoming and returning students can benefit from the Chabad House’s services and facility, which accommodates up to 94 students in a safe, healthy manner.

Chabad House at Rutgers is on College Avenue, in the heart of the college campus. It offers premier housing to Jewish students from Rutgers and Middlesex Community College. Each of the spacious dorm rooms is furnished with beds, dressers, desks, chairs, and closets. They all have a private bathroom-shower, and are limited to two students per room. There’s also free WiFi, individually controlled ac/heating unit, coin operated laundry machines on each floor, and lounge/exercise areas. The kosher meal program serves meals daily during the academic year. Chabad House features two synagogues, Ashkenazi and Sephardi, which offer Shabbat and holiday services. It also offers weekly social programs. All are in compliance with the university’s health department guidelines.

Chabad House has instituted changes in its building facility’s operations; it’s following safety protocols so it can open safely. In compliance with CDC and New Jersey Department of Health guidelines, Chabad House will sanitize all public areas and high-touch surfaces continuously, with a special focus on lounges, dining areas, public bathrooms, hand-washing stations, and laundry areas. All staff, residents, and students will be required to wear face coverings in public areas and to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Students and staff will be screened regularly and required to self-report any symptoms before entering Chabad House. The kosher meal program will feature individual to-go meals and have socially distancing seating and health safeguards in the common areas.

For more information, call (732) 296-1800 or email housing@chabadnj.org.

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