I see it as a privilege to work with students, helping them navigate their way through these crucial years. Providing a warm Jewish homely atmosphere, a Jewish thought or just being there for the individual student in his or her time of need.
Rabbi Fishel Cohen
Where are you from?
How can you help students?
I provide students with a warm Jewish homely atmosphere, a Jewish thought at the regular bagel lunches and by being there for individual students in his or her time of need.
I also meet with University management on a regular basis, support individual students should they have an exam on Shabbat, and attend academic hearings with them.
What do you enjoy doing most with students?
- Small events like bagel lunches that I run on the campuses with small Jewish populations where I get the opportunity to build relationships with individual students.
- Trademark events such as our themed Purim Banquet and Simchat Torah Hakafot with hundreds of students.
- Spending time chatting with small groups of students or individuals and attending their weddings!
What do you want students to take away from their Jewish experience at uni?
Who or what has influenced your work?
What prepared you for this role?
Where did you go to yeshiva / university?
Kfar Chabad, Israel Central Lubavitch Yeshiva, New York