The Chai Society

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Wagner College, founded in 1883, takes pride in the diversity of its students and its service to the community. Today, Wagner College continues to build on this longstanding commitment by recruiting students from all groups: religious, ethnic, racial, sexual, demographic, and cultural.  In 2004, Wagner College established the Chai Society, an organization dedicated to promoting Jewish culture and identity on the Wagner campus and within the surrounding communities with programming. We are proud to also support the establishment of Wagner College’s Holocaust Education & Programming Center whose mission is to educate future generations about prejudice, antisemitism and racism as well as create a space for exhibits, learning, and reflection.

The Chai Society is facilitated through the joint efforts of Wagner College's Office of Institutional Advancement, the Chai Society Steering Committee, Hillel, and Rabbi Dr. Abraham Unger, assistant professor and director of urban programs at Wagner College.

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 UPCOMING SPRING EVENTS


THURSDAY, MAY 11TH

Union's, Main Dining Hall at 6:00 p.m.

2017 Chai Society Community Mitzvah Awards Dinner

The 13th annual Chai Society Community Mitzvah Awards dinner, an evening of entertainment and to recognize community members who have demonstrated noteworthy achievement, commitment to and promotion of Jewish life and culture. We are proud to honor our distinguished 2017 honorees: Rachel Roth (Special Recognition Award), Rabbi Gerald Sussman, Melissa Rabinovich, and Mark Weissman (Outstanding Community Member Award), and Julia Loria ’17 (Outstanding Student Award).

Proceeds of this year’s dinner will support the Wagner College Holocaust Education & Programming Center, the first of its kind on Staten Island, whose mission is to educate future generations about prejudice, anti-Semitism and racism as well as create a space for learning and reflection.

To purchase tickets, journal ads, or to make a gift to the Wagner College Holocaust & Education Programming Center visit: alumniconnect.wagner.edu/ChaiSocietyMitzvah17. You may also call Stephanie Koch at 718-390-3225 for more information.