I would like to take a few moments to introduce you to jU House, an off-campus hub for jewish life sponsored by jU Chicago!
Inspired by the Moishe House network, which brings Jewish young adults together for community programming in homes around the world, jU House is housed an apartment less than a mile north of the Reg. It is a full-time private residence to four undergraduates who work together with jU interns and staff to plan and host at least 4 Jewish events each month.
This year is only our second year, but we have already done some exciting things! Last year, we were home to a Jewish yoga group, a humor book club that read short stories written by Jewish authors, we started collecting books for our library, and we hosted many exciting forums discussing topics like Jewish-American history, Jewish Comics, and even Jewish hair! Sometimes, we even make crafts like Havdalah spice bags, cell phone cozies for Shabbat, and origami wall hangings. In addition to our topic-based programs, we host many Shabbat dinners and cooking groups, and we are happy to open our home to friends who want to come over to enjoy tea, hummus, and a nice place to study!
We’ve been working hard this summer to plan many more exciting events, but we are also excited to work with UChicago students to help them launch community groups and programs that correspond with their interests by providing guidance, a convenient and comfortable meeting space, and many other resources that we are able to offer in collaboration with jU Chicago.
This year, we’re looking forward to even more noshing, more discussing, and more friends to include in our community. Does any of this sound interesting? We would love to have you join us! Connect with us by liking our Facebook page (facebook.com/jUChicagoHouse) , sending us an email email@example.com, or by attending one of our events.
See you soon!
jU House Program Director