Below are some of the key aspects of ASU Chabad plans this semester. Please feel free to reach out for more specifics or with any questions you have.

We will reevaluate our operations every 2 weeks in order to adjust accordingly.

1. Chabad’s Outdoor Space

With thanks and appreciation to the generosity of our incredible partners, Warren and Judy Levenbaum,  Chabad has a beautiful courtyard, the Law Tigers Yard,  where you can enjoy eating, relaxing, and connecting with friends under the misters while being physically distant. There will be precautions in place including a health check for anyone who enters, hand sanitizers, masks required (besides for during actual eating and drinking), and strictly following 6 feel physical distancing. 

2. RSVP required now for all events

We are closely adhering to all CDC, ASU and state of Arizona guidelines. All events will be limited to 40 students. The number of attendees allowed might change based on any changing guidelines of ASU. For every event at Chabad, RSVP will be required so we can keep the number of attendees to the allowed amount and for contact tracing if necessary. Entrance to events will only be allowed if there are prior reservations via the website.

3. Shabbat’s

Shabbat at Chabad ASU is a mainstay of keeping our community together. Shabbat dinners will be taking place in the Law Tigers Yard, where distance can be maintained. We have also put great care into our reopening food plan, with guidance from the CDC, ASU and medical professionals. We will be hosting Shabbat Services with masks, limited number of attendees and physical distancing required. 

These are the important guidelines for Shabbat Dinners:

- RSVP will be strictly required for attendance at the Shabbat meals and all events. Students can RSVP for Shabbat at JewishASU.com/ShabbatASU . First come, first served, so reserve early!

- The Shabbat dinner will be capped at 40 students.

- In order to allow everyone that wants to attend to join in, we will be offering a second Shabbat dinner a 2nd Shabbat dinner at a later time


- All attendees will be required to wear a mask (besides during actual eating and drinking) and physical distancing will be maintained.

- All food will be served by servers, not the usual family style.

4. High Holidays

We are planning many options to serve the needs of our community during the High Holidays. We will be hosting High Holiday Services and meals in person while following all the guidelines with masks, physical distancing, health checks and limited number of participants. 

We understand that the Covid-19 situation means different levels of comfort and safety to each of us, so there will be a range of options that you will be able to choose from. We will send updates for the High Holiday plans as we get closer to the High Holidays.

5. Learning opportunities/Sinai Scholars & JewishU

We will be once again offering a wide array of classes throughout the semester where you can sign up to join either in person with groups up to 10 (with masks and physical distancing).

6. ChaBaBQ and social events

We will continue hosting our monthly ChaBaBQ’s and weekly social events. All events with food will be held outdoors in the Law Tigers Yard with masks and physical distancing required (besides for actual eating and drinking).

7. ReJEWvination Mental Health Support

We recognize what a challenging time this is for so many.  We are constantly reminding our dear students that we are here on call 24/7. We will continue to provide our emotional support services including welcome and care packages, soup deliveries,  pastoral care, professional referrals and subsidies, and our popular mental health workshops.  Although we may need to be physically distant, we are always emotionally close.

Feel free to reach out to us anytime for any questions or comments, or if we can be of any assistance. We are here for YOU!