Cambridge Jewish Chaplains

Who are we?

Cute babies!Rabbi Mordechai Zeller & Lea Taragin-Zeller are the Jewish Chaplains for Cambridge and East Anglia universities. They have three children: Kol David, Raz Adama and Elana Almaya.

Mordechai is a wannabe mystic, shofar master and passionate storyteller. If you have an interesting family story – he would love to hear all about it!

Before coming to Cambridge, Mordechai taught Jewish Mysticism, Zohar and Chassidut at Yeshivat Maale Gilboa. Mordechai also worked as a clinical psychologist at a local mental health clinic.

Lea is an avid feminist, compulsive list-maker and has a thing for gospel music. She dreams of starting a Jewish-gospel choir (perhaps at 3TL…?).

Prior to Cambridge, Lea taught Gender and Jewish Philosophy at Midreshet Ein Hanatsiv. She has also been pursuing a PhD degree in social anthropology at Hebrew University. This year she will also be a visiting graduate student at Newnham College.

What is Jewish Chaplaincy?

Chaplaincy is an independent charity that exists solely to provide all Jewish students across the UK with Chaplains.

For more information visit their website.

What are we here for?
  • Enhance campus life for Jewish students
  • Offer practical support, student welfare and a listening ear
  • Be an educational resource to students of all backgrounds and affiliations
  • Help with representation for university issues
  • Be a home away from home
What do we do?
  • Run weekly classes
  • Facilitate social events
  • Host Shabbat meals
  • Meet up with students one-on- one to chat or study
Who are our classes and events for?

All Jewish students and scholars irrespective of background and affiliation

What’s going on in Michaelmas 2016?

Soup for the Soul

A hot pot of soup, some ancient Hebrew texts: Nourish your body, warm up your soul

Tuesday evenings @ the Zeller’s.

Torah Schmoozing

Discuss relevant and diverse Jewish texts during a Havura-group learning session on the weekly portion

Friday mornings @ Heffers Bookshop

Lunch ‘n’ Learn

Be inspired by diverse and thought provoking guest speakers while enjoying a fresh bagel lunch

Thursday afternoons, location varies weekly at different colleges

Holiday and Shabbat Meals

Come celebrate with us. Our home is open to all!

How will you know what’s on?

Join our email list and Facebook page

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