Spring 2019 Newsletter Final

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A P P R E C I A T I O N R E P O R T

JEWISH PANTHER

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ISSUE 4 • SPRING 2019

HOW YOU

IMPACT

OUR LIVES

F I N D O U T H O W Y O U G I V E T H E C H A P M A N

J E W I S H S T U D E N T S A R I C H A N D M E A N I N G F U L

C O L L E G E E X P E R I E N C E


L O O K W H A T Y O U H A V E

G I V E N U S

YOU MAKE IT ALL HAPPEN

You give students a home at Chapman

You create a warm community

You give students a strong Jewish identity

You give students the opportunity to learn more about their Judaism

You create vibrant, Jewish experiences

You enable rich holiday experiences

You give students Jewish pride!


I don’t consider myself a religious person but I have found such

an amazing community of people through Chabad who share

the same cultural values as me. I love Chabad at Chapman

because they are so inclusive and don’t care how religious you

are.The Rabbi and Mushky are so welcoming and are always

there for me and everyone else whenever they need anything

whether it’s fresh matzo ball soup delivered to your front door

or weekly Shabbat dinners.

I have gained so many lasting friendships and I am so grateful for the huge part Chabad

has played during my college experience. It really is my home away from home and I

am so lucky to have met so many amazing people.

- Brooke Senit, Junior at Chapman University

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YOUR STORY

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HOW YOU GAVE ME A PLACE

A P E E K I N S I D E T H E L I V E S O F T W O C H A P M A N J E W S

Beyond all of the important lessons I learned, what I enjoyed most

was coming to Chabad and spending time with other Jews from

my campus. We not only were able to learn about our Jewish

identity, but were able to meet each other, develop relationships,

spend time together, and actually get close enough to spend time

together outside of class (true story!). Spending time at Chabad

has not only taught me lessons but also brought me closer to

other Jews on my campus.

Additionally, traditions and practices greatly define Judaism. They are practices that

have been repeated for thousands of years that attach children to their parents, cousins

miles away, and friends who come from different families. Tradition is a deep-seated part

of Judaism. Without Chabad, we would not have a safe and welcoming place to go to

keep up and take part in these traditions. Chabad keeps the Jewish community alive in

young students at Chapman.

- Samantha Kurtz, Sophomore at Chapman University


T H E L I V E S Y O U H A V E

T O U C H E D

I'M A PARENT AND HERE'S WHY I GIVE

I believe being twenty in this day and age is very

complicated. It is a tech world that is not realistic. The

college students are constantly challenged with an

onslaught of media that holds many moments of

exclusion. The current world makes others look far

more important than they actually are. College students

have so much information that does not always make

them feel wanted and at ease.

As my daughter joined Chabad, she was welcomed into

a family that accepted her and included her. She has

dinners and activities that make her college experience

feel like she is part of a family. She looks forward to

going to the Chabad house, cooking, eating, decorating

and planning events. She is part of a big family.

Thoughts and discussions are open and honest

understanding the college students’ trials and

tribulations. Chabad at Chapman is welcoming.

I am glad she was part of a study group, so she

understands that Chabad has meaning, and it has a

basis for learning. The tranquility and camaraderie have

been enormous. I truly believe Chabad needs to

embrace as many college students as they can. It is

empowering.

I can only praise what Rabbi Eliezer and Mushky have

done with my daughter Danni Jo Martincak. She has

grown and become a better person because of this

Chabad family."

- Lauren Green

I'M AN ALUM,

THIS IS WHY I GIVE

"Before the Rabbi and Mushky established the

Chabad House in Orange, CA, I had no participation

in Jewish life at Chapman. I lacked Jewish friends,

which made celebrating the holidays a lonesome,

unwanted affair.

Thankfully, this ended quite suddenly during the

Spring Semester of 2017. From the moment Rabbi

Eliezar and Mushky moved in, I had discovered a

Jewish home at Chapman.

Not only did I find a place to celebrate Shabbat, or a

place to observe the Passover seder, I also

developed lifelong friendships among the other

students gathered within the Gurary’s magnificently

warm home.

It seems nothing is beyond the scope of what Rabbi

and Rebbetzin Gurary would be willing to do for the

benefit of their students. For this, for the impact

Chabad has had on my Chapman experience and

beyond, and for their continued effect on Chapman’s

campus, there is no cause I find more deserving of

my support than Chabad at Chapman University."

- Dana Berkowitz, Chapman '18

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP IN THE FALL?

YES! I want to welcome Fall 2019 Chapman Jews! I will make sure that they have a

welcoming Jewish home.

I will Sponsor a Shabbat table $360

I will Sponsor an entire Shabbat $1,800

I will Sponsor a High Holiday meal $2,500

$ ______________ Other (Everything is appreciated.)

JewishChapman.com/donate | 657-333-0989 | Info@JewishChapman.com 638 E Collins Ave, Orange, CA 92867

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