Who We Are


The JGrads Community

The Jewish Graduate Student community is comprised of current and recent grad students and their young adult/young professional peers. Are you between the ages of 21 and 35? Join our growing network of young Jews in the Lou and find your new family. 


The Abensons

Rabbi Yossi and Goldie Abenson moved to St Louis in October 2018 to open the first Chabad Center in the Central West End and to direct JGrads: the HUB for Jewish grads and their peers in STL. They are passionate about connecting people and creating meaningful, Jewish experiences. 


The JGrads Board

 The JGrads board is comprised of students and young professionals from across the St. Louis area. The board works together to create programming from the perspective of the graduate and professional community. We also have campus liaisons who work hard to bring Jewish programming and learning to their individual campuses, all for the purpose of creating a larger Jewish graduate community.