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Yom Kippur @ Wes

From Mira Klein ’17:

Begin this period of atonement with peers and friends in the Jewish Community. Reflect on this past year and look towards the new one with events on Friday and Saturday:

Friday, Oct 3 at 5:15 – Pre-Fast Dinner in Usdan on the Quiet Side
Friday, Oct 3 at 6:15 – Evening Services/Kol Nidre at Beckham Hall (top floor of Fayerweather)
Friday, Oct 3 at 9ish – “Crossing Lines” Reflection Activity in the Bayit
Saturday, Oct 4 – Morning Service at 10 in Beckham Hall
Saturday, Oct 4 – Havdallah/Evening Service at 5:50 in the CFA Courtyard, weather permitting (Rain location: Beckham Hall), followed by lox and bagels Break-the-fast in the Daniel Family Commons (third floor of Usdan)

Date: THIS WEEKEND! October 3rd & 4th
Time: 5:15 PM
Place: all over Wes

Zero Waste Challenge!

Do you describe yourself as a transparent person? Do you get annoyed when you see recyclable items in the trash? Well if so, Rebecca “bb” Sokol ’15 challenges you to put all of your non-recyclable trash in a plastic bag for one week. (And if, like me, your first thought was “used tampons, too?” I think her answer would be, “no biohazards/get a diva cup.”)

Where does our trash go when you throw it away? How much trash are you generating per week?
The Zero Waste Challenge is easy – you collect everything you don’t recycle or compost in a clear, ziploc bag that we will provide, and you pin it to your backpack for the week. You’ll be surprised at how much you learn about waste and your own habits, and how it alters your decision-making when your trash is physically connected to you! Try it, even if only for part of the week!

Film Series: The Raid 2

2014. Indonesia. Dir: Gareth Evans. With Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra. 150 min.


Oozing style yet blessedly devoid of substance, this pulpy flick retains the simple and effective plot of its predecessor: one righteous cop beats the bloody bejeezus out of an entire criminal organization (this time while undercover to avenge his brother). Be prepared for death-by-broom-handle, the most brutal hammer fight since Oldboy, and overall action insanity.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

“Crossing Lines” Reflection Activity

From Talia Baurer ’15:

Come to the Bayit Friday night for a group reflection activity to start off the year! You may have done a version of this activity before, but this time it will fulfill your wildest dreams… of reflecting. A leader will read out statements and people stand on one side of the room if the statement applies to them, the other if it doesn’t, or stand in the middle if they are unsure, don’t want to answer, or anything else that isn’t yes or no. It is a serious (and hopefully meaningful) activity, and there will be a brief discussion afterwards for those who want to participate.
You DO NOT have to be Jewish, observing the holiday [Yom Kippur], or fasting to participate.

Date: Friday, October 3rd
Time: 9:00 pm
Place: The Bayit (157 Church Street)
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