Mezuzah Lend-a-Way Program


For UVA Students

Want a Mezuzah for your room? 
Email us at and we schedule a time to put it up for you.
Absolutely free!

For Community

Rabbi Mayer will be happy to assist you in choosing and affixing a Mezuzah to the gates of your home. Please contact him at

What is a Mezuzah?
A Mezuzah is a Parchment scroll that has been written by a professional scribe, usually in Israel. It contains two portions of the Torah that discuss the Jewish Faith. Every Mezuzah, no matter how simple or elaborate the exterior casing may be, contains the exact same inscription, the Shema Yisrael: "Hear o' Israel, the Lord Our God, the Lord is One." It is traditionally attached to the doorposts of a Jewish home. Maimonides writes that the Mezuzah reminds us of the presence and the Unity of G‑d, arousing us to remember and love G‑d and follow His path. A ‘kosher’ Mezuzah also brings protection and blessing - whether you are home or away.
The free case provided in this offer, is made of white or clear plastic. Or, you may provide your own case!

(What if I want to buy a Mezuzah?)
That’s great! We will be happy to sell you a Mezuzah, or we can direct you to a local store that has a broad selection of Mezuzahs and cases.

How do I get one?
Contact us to sign up. There is a limited supply – please act soon.