March 23rd, 2016
The following information was passed on to me by Dr. Gail Bretan, Director of Jewish Life, about activities surrounding upcoming Jewish holidays.
Wednesday (March 23):
WFU Purim Open House. 4- 5 pm. Hillel Lounge. Collins A001.
Join your friends for a joyous gathering to enjoy Purim sweets (Hamantashen) in the Hillel Lounge.
(Sponsored by WFU Hillel – the Jewish Student Organization)
Purim Services are available around the community.
- Temple Emanuel Winston-Salem, Purim Services.
5:30 p.m. Lasagna Dinner (No cost, but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
6:15 p.m. Sisterhood Hamantaschen Bake-off
6:30 p.m. Megillah Madness “Jew-pardy” style. Rabbi Mark gives the answers, you provide the question.
- For info about other synagogue offerings (Conservative or Chabad -in the Greensboro area), check with Gail or go to:http://jewishlife.wfu.edu/local-jewish-community/
Thursday (March 24):
Happy Purim!!! Purim is one of the happiest holidays of the year!
- Enjoy this music video by the Maccabeats acapella group in honor of Purim: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgJInVvJSZg
- Here is an explanation of Purim as presented by the Union for Reform Judaism: http://www.reformjudaism.org/jewish-holidays/purim
Services at various synagogues in Greensboro (but not in Winston Salem or WFU).
For info about other synagogue offerings in the area, check with Gail or go to:
Special Lecture: “Building a More Inclusive Society.” By Naeem Baig, President of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).7 pm. Wait Chapel.
Under Naeem’s leadership ICNA has increased its interfaith involvement, addressed the national Islamophobia phenomenon, and expanded its general public education about Islam.
(Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain, Dept. of Religion, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, THRVE, and the Muslim Student Association)
Friday (March 25):
No Classes. WFU Good Friday Observance Holiday.
No classes. Offices Closed. Sunday is Easter.
Thursday, March 31:
Special Jewish Studies Speaker, Ben Schreier. 4 pm in DeTamble.
Ben Schreier, editor of the journal Studies in American Jewish Literature, and professor of English and Jewish Studies at Penn State, will speak on “The history of Jewish American literary history.”
Dean Franco adds: Ben is super smart and very witty. More to the point, his work challenges the very field of which he is ostensibly a leader, questioning all the identity-based assumptions underwriting the category “Jewish American literature.” I don’t always agree with him, but I think his work is powerful and pathbreaking (I’ve been at several conferences with him wherein he’s sparked major debates among senior scholars). (Sponsored by the WFU Jewish Studies Dept.). For more info: email@example.com
MSA/ Hillel Shabbat dinner. Friday, April 1
Our annual Shabbat diner with our Muslim family. 5:45 pm. Hillel Lounge.
Join us for our wonderful MSA/ Hillel Shabbat dinner. Good fellowship and good food.
(Sponsored by WFU Hillel and Muslim Student Association)
Gann Academy High Schoolers Visit to WFU. Monday, April 4:
Come meet and dine with the Gann Academy (Waltham, MA) high school students who will be in town for a service (Habitat for Humanity Build) project. 5:30 pm. Hillel Lounge.
Join us at 5:30 pm in the Hillel Lounge as we take 13 students and 2 staff from Gann Academy on a tour of our campus. After the tour, we will enjoy a kosher dairy “pasta bar” dinner together as we chat with the students. (Sponsored by WFU Jewish Life Department and Hillel)http://www.gannacademy.org/
Interfaith Student Seder. Tuesday, April 5:
Interfaith Student Seder. 6 pm. Hillel Lounge and Collin Campus Ministry Lounges
Join us for a student Interfaith Passover Seder filled with blessings, stories, and food, and as we explore our common connection to social justice and freedom. Sign up at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0B4AAAAB29A5FB6-interfaith
(Sponsored by WFU, Hillel and Jewish Life Department, Muslim Student Association, WF Catholic Community, Baptist Student Union, Episcopal Student Fellowship, Lutheran Student Movement, Presbyterian Student Fellowship, Hindu Student Association, and Secular Humanists)
Project D.E.S.K. Wednesday, April 12:
Join the “Interfaith United” team as we paint a desk for a Winston Salem Student in need. Mag Quad. 3 – 7 pm. Sign up through Hillel – contact Jamie Eisner, Hillel President.
Discovering Education through Student Knowledge (D.E.S.K.) is an annual WFU community service project to provide restored desks for selected Old Town Elementary students. (http://phi.wfu.edu/programs/desk/ ). Sign up through WFU Hillel – e-mail Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org that you want to be involved. (Spearheaded by Pro Humanitate Institute; Our DESK is sponsored by our WFU Interfaith Team)
Jewish Graduation. Friday, April 15:
Jewish Graduation ceremony is Friday night, April 15 at 5:15 pm, followed by a Shabbat reception at 5:45 pm. Hillel Lounge. Special alumni speaker is Dave Rosenblatt (’77).
An opportunity to highlight the journey and learning of our WFU Jewish graduates and to hear about/ envision an amazing life journey after graduation. (Sponsored by the WFU Jewish Life Department)
Kasher the Kosher Kitchen for Passover. Wednesday, April 20):
Cleaning and ceremony at 3 pm.
Find out about the feather …
Passover Seders. Friday and Saturday Nights (April 22/ 23):
WFU Passover Seders. Magnolia Room and Heritage Room. 5 pm.
The whole (but abbreviated to less than ½ hour) Passover Seder experience with our own WFU Haggadah, Seder plates with all the goodies, blessings, and songs, followed by dinner. More info to follow, but make sure to save these dates now. (Sponsored by the WFU Jewish Life Department and Hillel)
Kosher for Passover Food Available. April 22 – 29:
Passover foods will be in the Hillel Lounge. Reynolda 17 Chaplain’s lounge), and in the PIT dining hall throughout Passover.
Let Gail know if you have a special request, or if you run out of food. email@example.com (Sponsored by WFU Jewish Life Department)
Birthright Trips to Israel – registration for summer is open now!
http://freeisraeltrip.hillel.org/ or http://www.birthrightisrael.com/Pages/default.aspx
- Thank you to the following people for their very generous support:
o Ronald and Lauren Bahar, in honor of Ethan (’19)
o Stanley and Frances Daitch, in honor of their granddaughter, Loni Cohen (’17)
o Edwin J. & Barbara R. Berkowitz Family Foundation, in honor of Hannah (’12)
o Jonathan and Wendy Eisner, in honor of Jamie (’17)
o Ellen Farber, in celebration of her son Blake Kurtzman (’18)
o Mike and Siobhan Hollander, in honor of Zach (’17)
o Richard and Carol Kalikow, in honor of Max (’17)
o Harriet R. Mann, in honor of her son, Andrew, who works at WFU in Events Operation at the Coliseum.
o Michael and Evelyn Pollak, who are so proud of the students. Evelyn is a nurse in WFU Student Health.
o A. D. and Zoe Scheinman, in honor of Sophie (’19)
o George and Barbara Sommerfeld, in honor of their granddaughter, Jesse Jordan
o Mark and Greta Walker, in honor of Margaux (’19)
These donations are used to directly benefit our students, who are our greatest investment in the future.
- Thank you to The Rosenblatt Family Fund for WFU Hillel which helps support many of our on-going Hillel activities.
We could not offer our fabulous programs and events without your generous support. Thank you for your investment. To donate:https://secure.wfu.edu/giving?designation=other&comment=Jewish%20Life
Enjoy your week,
Jewish WFU Social Media/ Ways to Connect:
- WFU Jewish ALUMNI LinkedIn Group: Closed Group. For WFU Jewish students to network and share employment opportunities with WFU alumni & parents, and each other. https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8484092
- WFU Hillel Instagram: @Hillel_WFU
- WFU Hillel Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Wake-Forest-University-Hillel-191537370882611/?fref=ts
- 4. WFU Jewish Life Website http://jewishlife.wfu.edu/
- WFU Hillel Web Store. Show your WFU Hillel pride by wearing your t-shirts, carrying your mugs, displaying your phone case, hanging in your blanket, using your mouse pads, etc. with the WFU Hillel Logo on it, with WFU in English and /or Hebrew Twenty percent (20 %) of all proceeds are donated back to WFU Hillel to use for our programs. https://www.agpestores.com//createdpromo/groupproducts.php?prodgroup_id=6777&prodgroupbypass=true