NEW YORK (JTA) — Hundreds of Jewish students from around the world attended a shabbaton in New York organized by Chabad.
Participants in last weekend’s three-day International Student Shabbaton in Brooklyn took part in prayer services, held a joint Shabbat dinner and engaged in other spiritual activities.
“It is a great feeling to be with all of these Jews, and there is a special energy in Crown Heights,” Alexandra Katz, a student at the University of Vermont, was quoted by Chabad.org as saying. “I feel rejuvenated to go back to my school, where there are hardly any observant Jews, and be an advocate for Judaism on campus."
The event is part of Chabad-Lubavitch’s campaign to reach out to Jewish students at campuses and provide them with information on Jewish tradition and culture.