From Jared Fineberg ’17:
Sinai Scholars is a class on Jewish identity and core Jewish ideas offered by Rabbi Levi and Chabad at Wesleyan. The class consists of one 90-minute class per week for 7 weeks, as well as a Shabbat dinner at the Rabbi’s house and an off-campus field trip. Sinai Scholars is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to learn about three thousand years of beautiful tradition from Moses to Sandy Koufax! Completion of the class will earn you a $350 stipend. Registration link below.
Date: Thursday, September 22 to Wednesday, September 28
Time: 12 AM on September 22 to 12 AM on September 28
Place: Class will meet in Allbritton 113
Cost: Complete the class and you earn $350
Talia Goldberg ’19 writes in:
Join the Wesleyan Jewish Community as we celebrate the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat) with a guest Rabbi who will lead us in Hebrew prayers in the form of Kirtan! What is Kirtan? It’s a form of chanting developed in India that creates a “communal feeling and ecstatic communion with the divine. Its usual, distinguishing feature is a formula of singing based on call-and-response.” You don’t have to be Jewish or know Hebrew to come, you just have to appreciate music! Dinner afterwards is home-cooked and free. http://kirtanrabbi.com/
Date: Friday, September 23
Time: 5-7 PM
Place: the Bayit
From The Wesleyan Green Fund:
Looking for a way to get involved in sustainability on campus? Want to support others in making their environmentally friendly dreams a reality? The Wesleyan Green Fund is accepting applications for new members until October 3rd! Email ieck[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions.
Application deadline: Monday, October 3rd
A very important message:
8 to 8 (the student run anonymous, confidential, listening service) is starting up for the semester. Call us anytime between 7pm-7am on weekdays or 7pm-10pm on Friday/Saturday at 860-685-7789 or chat with us through our website http://8-to-8.group.wesleyan.edu/ from 7pm-2am any night of the week. Our well-trained, committed, non-judgmental members are here to listen to your problems (or non problems). Please call us!
Seriously, 8 to 8 is awesome, and they’re there if you want to talk about anything at all. Call ’em! Beep ’em! Chat ’em thru the website!
From Ford Fellow Gabe Borelli ’16:
Writing is hard. Sometimes we make mistakes. But whether you like it, love it, or hate it, writing is a part of life here at Wes. And sometimes it’s hard to get our ideas into just the shape we want them.
But fear not! Professor Meg Furniss Weisberg and I have just the solution! We’re excited to announce that the Writing Workshop has officially re-opened its doors as of Monday, September 12th.
At the Writing Workshop a staff of trained peer tutors is available to meet with you at every stage of the writing process. You can meet with a tutor to discuss ideas for an upcoming assignment, edit a rough draft of a paper, or review a professor’s comments on completed work. Everyone is welcome and all services are free. Make an appointment through your E-portfolio (click on “Writing Workshop”) or stop by during drop-in hours. One-on-one appointment slots last 45 minutes (though you do not have to use the whole time period), and all Workshop Tutors will be taking drop-in students in the event that there are un-booked appointments when you decide to drop in.
If you have any questions, please contact Ford Fellow Gabriel Borelli at (860) 685-2440 or writingworks(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
For the writing workshop’s fall schedule, click through: