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Rosh Hashanah Events/Services

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Brought to you by the Jewish Renaissance Fellows:

Don’t forget to come to Rosh Hashanah services and events over the next three days to ring in the new year! Here is the link with the full schedule.

Date: Tuesday, September 24th to Thursday, September 26th
Time: Starting at 6:00PM
Place: All over campus (check the schedule)

Mazel Tones Audition

Sonya Levine ’17 wants you to make your bubbwesleying_jewishsinginge proud:

Like to sing Hebrew, Yiddish or culturally Jewish music? Come audition for the MAZEL TONES, Wesleyan’s newly-revived Jewish a cappella group! Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday in the Bayit common room (157 Church St.) from 8-10 pm! Prepare a little something to sing for us, and just show up when you can. We can’t wait!

Date: Monday, September 8th and Tuesday, September 9th
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: The Bayit (157 Church)

A Heymishe Passover Brunch

img_0590From Sonya Levine ’17:

Tired of eight days of monotonous Passover food?

Help cook a FREE, vegetarian, kosher for Pesakh brunch from 11:00 am
onward, no prior cooking experience needed. We will also be cooking
one VEGAN recipe! When we’ve finished preparing a plethora of exciting
recipes, we’ll eat!

We’ll also read some humorous stories about Passover by Sholom
Aleichem, author of the “Tevye the Dairyman” short stories that were
the inspiration for “Fiddler on the Roof”, and listen to wonderful
Passover-related music!

Sponsored by the Wesleyan Jewish Community, The Bayit, and the Yiddish
Book Center with support from the Jack & Ruthe B. Cowl Center for
Jewish Culture.

Date: Saturday, April 19 (tomorrow)
Time:  11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Place: The Bayit (157 Church Street)

Community Passover Seder

tumblr_lo5iz0V5z91qzv9o5o1_500There will be a semi-traditional chill potluck Seder tomorrow night, April 15, in the Bayit lounge. All are welcome to attend! It would be great if you could bring something (kosher for Passover), so there will be enough for everyone. If you plan on coming, please email sblumenstock (at) wesleyan (dot) edu .

Date: Tuesday, April 15
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: The Bayit

Kirtan Shabbat!


The one and only, undeniably wonderful Bryan Garrett-Farb ’14:

Rabbi Andrew Hahn leads kirtan (ecstatic chanting) services in Hebrew, and he’s coming to Wesleyan this Friday! Come for chanting, music, connections, and a delicious meal afterward.

Date: Friday, March 28th
Time: 6-8pm
Place: The Bayit (157 Church–a few houses below High)
Link: here

Register: Jews in the Woods Shabbaton


Miriam Kudler-Flam ’16 wants to whisk you away for the weekend:

48 hour shabbaton/Jewish retreat this weekend surrounded by beautiful people, beautiful song, beautiful outdoors. Pluralist gathering with vegetarian meals, creative prayer, and lots of joy.

Check out the registration page for more info!

On the fence? Email mkudlerflam[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with questions.

Date: March 28th-March 30th
Time: 5:30pm-11:00am
Place: Camp Jori in RI (1 hr 20 min away)
Cost: Sliding Scale

Live in the Bayit


Bayit HM, the wonderful Talia Baurer ’15, has a housing option for ya:

Apply to live in the Bayit next year! We have the biggest rooms on campus, are centrally located, have free dinner in the common space every Friday night, and still have spaces to fill during open bid! You don’t have to be Jewish or observant to live in this awesome house.

Applications are due (through your e-portfolio) by this Friday, 3/28.
Questions? Email tbaurer[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: NOW through Friday, March 28th
Place: E-portfolio/the interwebs

Shabbat with Rabbi Andrea

Rabbi David Teva gives a fellow rabbi a chance to shine:

Come for music, meditation, and higher consciousness. Shabbat is a
‘reset button’ for all humanity. All are welcome. Shabbat is
followed by home-made dinner made by the Shabbat/Challah Co-Op.

Date: Tonight, February 1
Time: 6pm
Place: The Bayit
Cost: Free

Sukkot = Harvest Fest = Music + Art + Pie + Love

Sydney Hausman-Cohen ’13 knows the math behind Sukkot:

Come celebrate Sukkot with a harvest festival! Bring: instruments (guitars, ukeles, drums, pots and pans…), flashlights, blankets/sleeping bags, any other art supplies, friends (Jewish and non-Jewish welcome!). We will bring: apple pie from Lyman orchards (yay local seasonal food!), guitar and lots of fun/silly music (and our beautiful voices), more sleeping bags, finger paint!

We’ll meet in the Sukkah! Or the Bayit if it rains. We might even sleep there. Who knows.

Date: Wednesday, October 3
Time: 07:22 pm – 10:30 pm
Place: The Sukkah in CFA Courtyard
Cost: Free

Tashlikh: a Jewish Eco-Nature Ritual

The Wesleyan Jewish Community is extending a special open invite for a Rosh Hashanah event with wider appeal:

The Wesleyan Jewish Community invites you to join in Tashlikh, a
Jewish eco-nature ritual during the second day of Rosh Hashanah. The
ritual involves casting away our “excess baggage” from last year as we
throw breadcrumbs into the CT river as a symbol of the parts of us we
want change in the year ahead.

People of all backgrounds are welcome.

D8: Tuesday, Sep. 18
HR: 4 PM
ZONE: The Bayit (157 Church St.)
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