What’s On Tap for Today and This Weekend

[Trigger warning for today’s Daily Deac:  9/11 anniversary mentioned.]

As is frequently my practice on Fridays, I check out the Events calendar online to see what’s coming up for the weekend that may be of interest to your students.  There are more than will be mentioned here, so this is just a sampling.

Remembering 9/11 – Wait Chapel is reserved from 8 am until 5 pm today for a time of individual reflection and prayer as we remember the events of 9/11. The Bells will ring at the conclusion with a special arrangement of songs in remembrance of those that were lost.

Wake the Village – Shop, dine, and explore Reynolda Village while enjoying exclusive discounts for WFU faculty, staff, and students.   Today from 10 am – 10 pm.

Women’s Soccer vs. UCLA tonight at 7 pm in Spry Stadium

The Longest Ride – 8 pm in Pugh Auditorium.  Filmed at WFU’s campus, this film is based off of the popular book written by Nicholas Sparks. It is free for all and popcorn is also provided!

And a couple of Saturday events to mention too:

Late Night Open Mic in Shorty’s – Saturday 9-11 pm.  Come to Shorty’s to either participate or support your fellow Deacs as they showcase their talents in music, poetry, or comedy!

awake all nightaWake All Night Among the Stars – Saturday 9 pm-1 am.  TONS of great options for your Deacs to have fun.

And to all our families who will be observing Rosh Hashanah, I wish you Shana Tova.  There are a number of events planned for the Jewish High Holidays (see information below from Gail Bretan, Director of Jewish Life, for details).

— by Betsy Chapman


High Holiday Schedule and Sign-up: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0B4AAAAB29A5FB6-wfuhigh 


Rosh Hashanah. Day 1 & Tashlich Service – Monday (September 14) at 3:30 pm in Davis Chapel

  1. No text study and no Jewish Life Coffee Hour today.
  2. Join us for Rosh Hashanah Services (Day 1), led by Rabbi Dr. Andrew Ettin. 3:30 – 4:30 pm in Davis Chapel
  3. Then we will walk to Reynolda Waterfall for Tashlich services at 5 pm in partnership with Temple Emanuel of Winston-Salem. (Sponsored by WFU Jewish Life Department)

Judaism 101. Topic: What is Yom Kippur? Tuesdays from Noon – 1 pm.  Little Mag Room. Reynolda Hall 215B

Weekly explanation and exploration of Judaism.  For everyone at WFU.  Topic: What is Yom Kippur? Yom Kippur is the holiest of Jewish days. What does this mean?

Sign-up at http://pdc.wfu.edu/event/9307/  or just show up!  If you want lunch, swipe into the Mag Room and bring your food choices to the Little Mag Room.

(Sponsored by WFU Jewish Life Department)

Rosh Hashanah. Day 2 Tuesday (September 15) at 4 in Davis Chapel.

Join us for Rosh Hashanah Services (Day 2), led by Rabbi Dr. Andrew Ettin. 4 – 5 pm in Davis Chapel.

(Sponsored by WFU Jewish Life Department)

(No ScraBible this Tuesday afternoon – Rosh Hashanah services instead)

Mezuzah Ceremony – Wednesday (September 16) at 10:45 am. Davis Chapel

A once in a lifetime experience of affixing a mezuzah to the doorpost of the newly renovated interfaith space of Davis Chapel. Everyone welcome. No experience necessary.  Learn about this ancient practice and participate in the ceremony. (Sponsored by WFU Jewish Life Department and School of Divinity)


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