Mezuzah Loan initiative
What is a Mezuzah?
A Mezuzah is a parchment scroll that has been handwritten by a professional scribe. It contains two sections of the Torah that discuss the Jewish faith. Every Mezuzah, no matter how simple or elaborate the exterior casing may be, contains the exact same inscription, the Shema Yisrael: "Hear o' Israel, the L-rd Our G-d, the L-rd is One."
It is traditionally attached to the doorposts of a Jewish home. A 'kosher' Mezuzah can also bring protection and blessing - whether you are home or away - to all the people of Israel.
How do I get one?
Fill in this form to sign up. Submit to Rabbi Eli with a $16 deposit. (The deposit can be paid by calling us or bringing a check or credit card to the Chabad House. If you're not able to pay this amount, please contact us and we will work with you.)
This deposit will be refunded when you return the Mezuzah at the end of the year. There is a limited supply of Mezuzahs, please act soon. Rabbi Eli will be happy to help you hang the Mezuzah properly.
We believe that financial difficulty should never stand in the way of doing a Mitzvah. If for whatever reason the deposit poses a difficulty for you, please contact Rabbi Eli for information about further subsidies.
What if I want to buy a Mezuzah?
That's great! We will be happy to sell you a Mezuzah for $32, or we can direct you to a local store that has a broad selection of 'kosher' Mezuzahs and cases.
The fine print.
This offer is for college students only. If you live in campus housing, check with your RA about the best way to hang the Mezuzah. (Double sided tape or something like it is usually the best option.) The Mezuzah should be treated with appropriate respect.
Please Submit your Mezuzah request Here: