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Meet Rabbi David Lagunov, our guest speaker for Shalosh Seudos

He was born and grew up in secular family in Moscow. Of course, I identified myself as a jew, but it meant almost nothing to me. Once in a year we ate matza, but with bread, and that’s all. Until 6th grade I went to regular school in Moscow. Then new neighbors who moved to our building advised me to go to jewish summer camp, and after camp I decided to go to the jewish school, that was at 1995.

 Influenced by rabbi Goldschmidt and his wife, during 2 years of learning in school, I’ve got closer to Judaism. I continued my learning in jewish Academy in Copenhagen, Denmark. After 2 years of learning there I went to USA to learn in yeshiva and finished high school there. Then I stayed to learn in Rabbi Jacob Joseph School in New Jersey.

 Then for 1 year I learnt in yeshiva in Israel and when I got back to US I continued my education in the biggest religious study center of US - Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood New Jersey for 5 years.

 6 years ago I met my wife Esther, who was born in New York in family of Russian emigrants from Moscow. Her parents were not observant, but in US they made tshuva, more than 30 years ago, so Esty was privileged to grow up in religious traditions. We have 4 wonderful kids.

 2 years ago we moved to Moscow to teach Tora and jewish tradition in few learning centers: Etz Haim school, where my jewish identification has started, in TSERO “Tora MiTzion” and in yeshiva “Ohaley Yakov”. My wife also teaches girls on “STARS-intensive” in TSERO “Tora MiTzion”.


This Shabbos is national Shmiras haLoshon Awareness Shabbos

learn more here

The Shabbos Table Machsom L’fi (muzzle to your mouth) takes the concept of a Machsom L’fi and uses it to enhance and uplift every Shabbos meal.

A Machsom L’fi is a program in which people commit themselves to focusing for a set period of time each day on the proper use of their power of speech as defined in the Torah. During that time, they concentrate on avoiding speaking and hearing loshon hora, gossip, slander, ona’as devarim (hurtful words), or any other form of angry or negative expression. Often, a Machsom L’fi is undertaken as a zechus for someone who is in need of refuah, a shidduch, children, parnassah or a personal yeshuah.

Jewish Educational Team

WHAT IS JET?

JET's mission is very clear: to provide college students and young professionals with the most meaningful, relevant, and fun Jewish education one could possibly imagine.  We offer innovative courses, one-on-one learning, and phenomenal trips.  Our students are empowered to make informed decisions about their Jewish identity while having the time of your life!  JET's families provide a very warm and accepting atmosphere, and delicious home-cooked meals!

OUR HISTORY 

Founded by Rabbi Zev Kahn in the Fall of 2005, JET launched its programming on Chicago campuses with the Maimonides Leaders Fellowship, an intensive 10 week crash course in Judaism.  Since then, JET has graduated more than 300 very satisfied students from this amazing fellowship.  But we did not stop there. In an effort to cater to the interests and needs of all types of Jewish students, JET has partnered with several international Jewish organizations to bring YOU the BEST variety of COURSES, TRIPS, & SOCIAL EVENTS for YOUR Jewish adventure.  So as you browse our site and see the wide range of programs, just know that JET is working for you.  Come fly with JET and let us be the PORTAL for your fun, authentic, and meaningful Jewish experience on campus and beyond!

OUR MISSION

JET strives to empower and to inspire Jewish college students and Young Jewish Professionals to develop a stronger connection to our Jewish heritage, the Jewish people, and the land of Israel through fun, authentic, and innovative educational, social, and travel programs.

OUR VISION 

To provide Jewish college students and young professionals in Illinois with the best resources available to make informed choices about their Jewish life and their contribution to the Jewish people.

You can find this all and more on www.jetcampus.com