UC Berkeley Chabad co-directors Bracha Leeds (left) and Rabbi Gil Leeds (right) hand out Shabbat supplies to students. (Photo/Courtesy UC Berkeley Chabad)

Keeping college students connected during a pandemic

When Covid-19 forced UC Berkeley to cancel in-person classes this semester, Rabbi Gil Leeds knew it meant that he, too, would not be able to hold in-person events at his Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center near campus. No Shabbats, no Jewish learning, no Taco Tuesdays. So the rabbi and his wife, Bracha, devised a work-around:…
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