Come join JSU as we observe the High Holidays!
Amelia Ender, Jewish Chaplain
Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street – Eliot House
South Hadley, MA 01075-1428
Dear New Students,
I hope you all are enjoying your summers and anticipating this exciting new chapter in your lives with curiosity and enthusiasm!
I am the Jewish chaplain at Mount Holyoke College. I welcome you to our lovely campus and to our vibrant Jewish community. The JSU (Jewish Student Union) is an active student group, both diverse and inclusive. Whatever your denomination or non-denomination, you will be warmly welcomed and included; we will do our best to help you find a place to express and share your spiritual, religious, cultural and social interests.
Our pluralistic community is rich and ever-changing, comprised of your ideas, interests, questions, traditions, skills and recipes! Listening to your stories, your amazingly varied and unique backgrounds, we all grow and learn from each other. All are welcome and valued.
Please note and mark your calendars:
There will be a Welcome Back Community Shabbat for first year students with returning students on Friday, September 9th at 5:15 in Eliot House Lounge* with a home-cooked (i.e. student cooked) dinner.
The JSU Welcome and Orientation to meet and greet and learn about the community will be on Sunday, September 11 from 4-6 pm, also in Eliot House Lounge*.
If you would like to receive emails from the JSU Faith Group, please go to, Faith Group Contact Request form and submit the form to be up-to-date on all upcoming programs and observances. There is also a Jewish Student Union Photo Gallery!
As you settle into your dorm and begin to orient to the campus, come and visit Eliot House, the center for Religious and Spiritual Life at Mount Holyoke. My office is on the second floor - stop by and say hello. In addition to a dynamic Jewish community Religious & Spiritual Life provides an interfaith, intercultural community who together share and explore religious, moral and ethical issues in a respectful and supportive environment. Learn more about us on Sunday, September 11 at a Spiritual Welcome Gathering in Abbey Memorial Chapel at 12:30 PM followed by a reception in the Eliot House Lounge at 1:30 PM.
For all things Religious & Spiritual Life go here or Religious & Spiritual Life.
*If you have a disability and would like to attend any events at Eliot House Lounge, please contact Gaelin Higgins, 413-538-2054, or firstname.lastname@example.org, in advance of the event to discuss your accommodation needs.