Mezuzah Lend-a-Way Program


For UVA Students

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

For Community

We are happy to assist you in choosing and affixing a Mezuzah to the doors of your home. Please contact us at [email protected]

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.