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


2017 Chai Society Community Mitzvah Awards Dinner

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation for all who supported the 2017 honorees and the Wagner College Chai Society and Holocaust Education & Programming Center. Your dedication and support will help us continue our mission of promoting a greater understanding of the depth and richness of the Jewish experience.