Jewish Groups on Campus
The Jewish Student Union is a part of the Student Union (SU) at Washington University. Additionally, there are various other Jewish groups that are SU recognized and funded. St. Louis Hillel advises several of these groups, while others have affiliations with different departments or organizations on campus. You can get involved with any of the following groups by contacting them directly or reaching out to Hillel staff. The Student Union website has a complete directory of all student groups at Wash U here. If you have ideas for new Jewish groups on campus please contact Erin Schreiber, email@example.com or 314-935-9043.
(* indicates that the group is advised by Hillel staff)
Jewish Student Union* (JSU) Contact JSU at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JSU maximizes opportunities for Jewish students to explore, celebrate and sanctify life in a Jewish way. The group strives to unify Jewish student organizations and to coordinate their efforts by providing a forum for communication. (read more)
Wash U Students for Israel* (WSI) Contact WSI President, Daniel Nassim email@example.com
WSI provides a forum for students who share a common interest in Israel and a strong, mutually beneficial US-Israel relationship. WSI offers varied educational, social, cultural, and political programming. (read more)
Wash U Challah for Hunger* Contact C4H at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Challah for Hunger is an international organization that raises money and awareness for hunger and disaster relief through the production and sale of challah bread. Our chapter bakes challah on Thursday nights and sells them on Fridays. C4H supports organizations that help further their mission: American Jewish World Service Sudan Relief and Advocacy Fund and Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry in St. Louis. For more info or to place your challah order, click here.
AVIVA (for Jewish women in the Greek system) Contact Erin Schreiber email@example.com
AVIVA is funded through a generous endowment from the Stern Family. The group provides programming for Jewish sorority women and connects them to the greater St. Louis community.
STAAM (Jewish a capella group) Contact Davida Herschkopf, firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded as a group of Jews who loved to sing after Shabbat dinner, this a cappella group has grown into a family that performs all over the country. They chose the name “Staam” in 1997–Hebrew slang for “just because.” Staam has become the groups motto. They sing for the love of it, for fun, for friendship, and mostly, just because. To read more about Staam, click here.
J Street U Contact email@example.com.
J Street U is dedicated to a long-lasting solution to the conflict in the Middle East. We empower students from a variety of backgrounds to come together to discuss challenging issues and work to create mutual understanding and recognition for both sides.
Chabad Student Association (CSA) Contact Ari Rosenstrauch firstname.lastname@example.org Chabad on Campus and CSA offer a variety of services to students at Wash U and at colleges and universities in the St. Louis region. They provide social, educational and spiritual programs, all in a tolerant, non-judgemental setting. More importantly, all that we do, is student initiated and student led.