Chabad House is your Jewish “Home Away from Home” at Tufts and like your home; our doors are always open to serve your needs. The warm family environment has made the Chabad House highly popular at Tufts as a place where students enjoy family Shabbat and Holiday dinners along with educational and social offerings. No matter your level of Jewish involvement or background, we’re sure you will feel right at home. We invite you to join our growing number of friends or rather, extended family. Come on over sometime. We are confident you will find your experience most rewarding. For more information, visit JewishJumbo.com. If there is any way we can be helpful to you please email email@example.com or call 857.523.0290.
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Community of Faith, Exploration, and Engagement (COFFEE)
Tufts COFFEE (Community OF Faith Exploration and Engagement) is the interfaith student coalition at Tufts University with the goal of promoting constructive conversations about faith and identity between people of different backgrounds to promote action for peace and the common good. We aim to promote dialogue among those of varying identities and experiences (from devotional to nonreligious to philosophical) to facilitate the construction of pluralistic community. "Faith without action is empty," however, so COFFEE also seeks to connect students to social justice opportunities and organizations through activism. For more information join our COFEE Facebook group.
C. Stacey Woods
C. Stacey Woods Programming Board exists to promote spiritual engagement in community for all Tufts students through sponsoring and promoting InterVarsity programming on campus. This organization seeks to be the bridge between the Tufts community and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, a national student organization with ongoing student involvement since its founding in 1946. Vision Statement: We are a multiethnic, multicultural fellowship that trusts God, is unified in Christ, and rejoices in the Spirit. As we share God’s love, joy, and peace with the Tufts community and beyond, we long to see people of all identities welcomed into authentic relationships with God and one another. Every year, we host a few small groups to cater to the different needs of our community and a Large Group space for weekly games, worship, and talks. All students on campus are welcome to join us regardless of their faiths or religious backgrounds! For more information, check out our Facebook page.
Hindu Student Council
The Hindu Students Council is an organization dedicated to the preservation and understanding of Hindu culture and ideology at Tufts. For the past few years, we have been bringing the campus together with various pujas, gatherings and celebrations.
HSC aspires to take advantage of the three “S’s”: Seva (community service), Sadhana (practice), and Satsang (community). We hope that we can incorporate each one of these pillars into each and every event and meeting. The two biggest events of the year are Diwali and Holi, but we are constantly expanding our events to include other auspicious occasions like the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand, Navratri, and many more.
We have meetings every week. During these meetings, we do Aarti and then take turns presenting, exploring, and discussing different aspects of Hinduism. For example, we have discussed topics ranging from the different ways Tufts students practice Hinduism, the origins of Holi, and exploring the Hindu practice of Yoga. We’re always considering members’ special interests and have organized and incorporated a Rangoli competition, Bhajan night, Navratri Pujas, and more into our weekly events.
HSC attracts people of all faiths because Hinduism believes not in tolerance of all religions but in acceptance of all religions. The purpose of this club is to bring Hinduism into college life and make it accessible to our generation as we are the heir of this wonderful heritage.
As we strive to better understand and practice Hindu ideals as college students, we also have a lot of fun as a group, through celebrating festivals like Holi or by sharing our viewpoints and learning from and with each other. Ultimately, through our regular meetings and our special events, we have formed a community where everyone can feel welcome, and we encourage anyone who is interested to join us at HSC! For more information please contact HSCTufts@gmail.com.
The Sikh Students Association (SSA) is committed to educating the greater Tufts community about the Sikh religion and identity through a combination of awareness events, seva (charity work), and naam japna (remembering God). Additionally, the SSA seeks to provide opportunities for Sikh undergraduate and graduate students to connect and unify. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Unitarian Universalism is a religious organization that believes in seven principles that promote the search for truth and an acceptance of others. Join TU^3 to discuss community service, go to local UU services, and get involved in a great community! Join our TU^3 Facebook group, or contact Co-President and Interfaith Student Council Representative: John Lazur, A22 – John.Lazur@tufts.edu or Co-President: Eugene Henninger-Voss, A21 – Eugene.Henninger_Voss@tufts.edu