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Dear parents,

Going away to college is a priceless opportunity to mature and thrive intellectually, socially and politically. For Jewish students, it is also an opportunity to deepen and broaden their Jewish identity, and enhance their sense of commitment to the greater Jewish community - on campus, at home, across America, and throughout the world. 


At Chabad Chevra, we pride ourselves on creating a "home away from home" for Jewish students at University of Hartford.  We are here for every student. We want them to be part of our family.   

We provide a wide array of unique and innovative programs, helping to create a strong and vibrant Jewish community on campus. Our diverse and dynamic programming is for everyone, regardless of background or affiliation, from weekly Shabbat dinners to engaging Jewish educational opportunities. We are proud to say that we have been able to reach many students and inspire them with a positive connection to Judaism and Israel. 

We understand, that as a parent, there can be worrisome moments while your child is away at college. That's why we want you to know that we are here.  Feel free to contact us, introduce yourselves, and let us know what's on your mind. We'll be glad to assist in any way possible.


If you're visiting Hartford for the weekend, you are invited to join us for Shabbat Dinner and experience for yourself the warm, vibrant atmosphere at Chabad. If you need a place to stay, please let us know, we like to host and we love to help in any way possible.


We would not be able to live our dream, serving and making a difference in the lives of our newfound student family without the generosity of individuals like you. If you would like to help support Chabad, please click here to visit our secure online donations page. We are supported entirely by parents, alumni and friends.


We value our partnership with parents, and would love to hear from you. Click here for our contact information. 

Thank you!

Dalia & Rabbi Yossi Kulek and the kids

To contact Rabbi Yossi Kulek, call, text or WhatsApp: (860) 860-997-2921, or email  

For Dalia, call, text or WhatsApp: (860) 816-3054, or email  

Jewish Life in Hartford


Student Interest

Student Interest Form

Share your family information with us, so that we can be sure to engage and assist your student to the best of our ability.

We treat every student as part of our family. 

Sponsor Shabbat

Sponsor Shabbat

We count on the generosity of our friends and family so that we can be here for each and every student.  

Sponsor a Shabbat dinner in honor of a student or simply because you care! 

Hawktober Shabbat

Hawktober Shabbat

Hawktober is the University's annual Homecoming and Family Weekend and all are welcome to join! It's also the largest reunion of the year, with many alumni returning to campus to gather with classmates and relive fond memories.


Come join your Chabad family for Shabbat dinner. All students, alumni and families are welcome. 

Let us show our families what's so special about Shabbat @ Chabad. 

Come to Chabad Chevra @ 100 Bloomfield Ave at 7:00pm for services followed by dinner. 

Come and go as you please! 

Delicious gourmet fall foods! Pumpkin pie, apple crisp, and more! 

If you need a place to stay for Shabbat, please email us at or give Rabbi Kulek a call at 860-997-2921. 

Birthday Wishes

Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday!

Want to celebrate with your child for his or her birthday?


We offer you the opportunity to order a cake, sponsor a Shabbat dinner, and send a special message for your child. 

Let them know you care. 

The dinner, or the cake will be personalized for your child's birthday with decorations, celebration and more. Your special message will be read to your child and his or her friends on the Shabbat of or before your child's birthday. 

Just fill out the form below and we'll call you back with the details. 

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Chicken Soup

Has sleep deprivation already sunk in before a single exam has been taken?


Is your child missing the taste of some good ol' fashioned home cookin'?


Is he or she perhaps a little "under the weather"? 


Have you been resisting the urge to whip up a pot of your famous Kosher Chicken soup and make the drive to Hartford to hand-deliver it yourself? 

If you answered "Yes!" to any of these questions, then Chabad Chevra is here for you!



Chicken Soup for the JewHart Soul! 

Your all-access pass to taking care of your son or daughter from afar! 

Getting homemade kosher soup delivered straight to their dorm room or off-campus apartment is now just a few clicks away. 

Simply fill out this form and we will take care of the rest! 


Purim Gift Baskets


Purim Gifts for Students at University of Hartford 

Send a Purim Basket to a student at University of Hartford.


Students work so hard at school;

they deserve some Tender Loving Care. 

Chabad will deliver a package of sweet treats on Purim

day that is guaranteed to put a smile on the student's face. 

Large Basket: $36 

Regular Basket: $18 

The jolly festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late winter/early spring). It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot. 

Purim Observances 

  • Reading of the Megillah (book of Esther), which recounts the story of the Purim miracle. This is done once on the eve of Purim and then again on the following day. 

  • Giving money gifts to at least two poor people. 

  • Sending gifts of two kinds of food to at least one person. 

  • A festive Purim feast. 

To Learn More About Purim:   



Want to keep Kosher for Passover? Sign up to partake in Passover meals.

Fresh Lunch & Dinner is available daily! 

Sign up for dinners provided by Chabad Chevra to reserve your seat. 

Lunch is provided by Aramark Dining Services & Hartford Hillel. 

We offer warm, interactive Passover Seders. Our Seder is English friendly and not prayer intensive, so everyone can feel welcome. Enjoy fine wines, full dinner, and crispy hand-made Matzot. Celebrate the Holiday of Freedom at a Seder experience you will remember for a lifetime! 

Passover Meals

Passover Seders

Welcoming & Student Oriented

  • Saturday, March 27 at 8:15 - 10:45pm 

  • Sunday, March 28 at 8:15 - 10:45pm


At the Rohr Chabad House,
100 Bloomfield Ave 

Passover Lunch Meals

Provided by  Hartford Hillel  &  Dining Services 


Fresh Passover Lunches Provided by the University of Hartford 


Hartford Hillel and Aramark Dining Services are partnering to offer fresh Kosher for Passover lunches.  


April 22-26th from 11:30-1:30pm in the Commons Private Dining Room. 


On the menu: deli, sides, salads and a few hot items.  


All meals will be Glatt and Kosher for Passover  

Catered by the Crown Market 

Served in disposable utensils. 


In addition, throughout Passover, Aramark will have, upon request, Kosher for Passover heat up meals such as turkey, chicken, brisket, fish and vegetarian options.  



Passover Donations


Donate & Partner with Chabad Chevra  


Students are treated like family. No student will be asked for payment.  


All our programming is FREE, pluralistic, accessible and welcoming to all students. 


However, as a nonprofit that is not funded by any national or regional bodies, we depend solely on the generosity of parents, friends and alumni to bring meaningful Jewish experiences to our student family. 


Please consider making a tax deductible contribution to this important work. Please partner with us! 


We suggest a $36 donation to help defray the cost of the Seder.

$120 is our suggested donation for our Passover Programming.

We suggest $15 per dinner.

Donations made on this site are meant solely to support the activities of Chabad Chevra on behalf of students at University of Hartford. 

It is easy to make an immediate tax-deductible contribution: 


For your convenience you can submit funds using our Secure Form below:


PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!  


To Send Funds by Mail: 


Chabad Chevra 

100 Bloomfield Avenue 

Hartford, CT 06105 


Wishing you a happy and kosher Passover! 

Donation Form
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