Tag Archives: Jewish Life

Student-Run Pre-Orientation Camping Trip

Prefrosh? Nervous about Wes? Want to bond with other 2016ers over kosher s’mores before Orientation even kicks off? Ari Fishman ’13 writes in with the plot of an ’80s teen horror movie:

Let’s face it: orientation is overwhelming. But how awesome would it be to go into Orientation having already met and spend two days with twenty other freshman? Class of 2016, your wish has been granted. Come join the student-run Pre-Orientation Camping Trip!

From August 27-29, members of the Wesleyan Jewish Community are organizing an annual camping trip at Kettletown State Park. We set up camp, hike (or stroll), swim, make smores, meet some friendly faces before Orientation begin. This is also a great opportunity to learn about the many ways to be a part of the Wesleyan Jewish Community for participants who are interested. I went on this trip as a freshman, and, now as a rising senior, I am still best friends with some of the people I met during those two days! I know that many other past campers feel the same.

Megillah Reading and Purim


Interested in hearing the Megillah reading and/or coming to a great dinner/party? Come to the Wesleyan Chabad this Wednesday night to hear the story of Purim and for a great dinner! Costumes are encouraged, no RSVP required! Bring your friends, everyone is welcome.
Order of Events:
  • Start with the Megillah reading.
  • After that there will be a buffet fit for kings and queens!
  • Sweet and Sour meatballs
  • Chinese Chicken
  • Franks and Blanks
  • Salad Bar
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • Dessert buffet and more!
Date: Wednesday, March 7th
Time: 6:15pm
Place: Wesleyan Chabad, 34 High St

Jews in the Woods: March 2–4

If you are interested in spending a weekend recharging your Jewish spiritual batteries come to Jews in the Woods!  The Wesleyan Jewish community has been invited to join college students from near and far for a weekend filled with peer learning opportunities, lots of time outside (weather permitting), some of the most spirited praying you’ve ever seen, and just about every other form of participatory Judaism you can think of. The retreat will be held at Camp Aldersgate in Scituate, RI.

For more information about this awesome opportunity, contact mkudlerflam(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or rschisler(at)wesleyan(dot)edu. To register, click here.

Pizza in the Hut

Come join the Wes Jewish community to celebrate Sukkot and eat delicious pizza in our very own Sukkah!

Date: Today, October 17
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Place: Sukkah in the courtyard of the CFA
Cost: $00000

Yom Kippur Pre-Fast Potluck Brinner (and other Yom Kippur events)

Andy Ribner ’14 loves having breakfast for dinner (read: “brinner”) and isn’t afraid to say it:

Bring some food and bring some friends for a great communal meal before the start of Yom Kippur. It’s potluck-style, so the more you bring the more we can all have! The Bayit and Full House will be bringing some eggs, tofu, chicken (not kosher), and potatoes but please bring any foods you want as well so we can all fill up for the holiday.

Also, please bring your own dishware and utensils as there will not be enough plastic to go around.

Followed by Evening services/Kol Nidre at 6:25PM in Beckham Hall.

Daniel Levine-Spound Speech on the “Non-Jewish Jew”

Will Schragis ’12 invites us all to see Daniel Levine-Spound share his thoughts on Issac Deutscher‘s speech, “The Non-Jewish Jew”:

Can one still be a non-Jewish Jew when a nation exists which claims to represent all Jews? What does Zionism mean for the radical universalist Jewish tradition dating back to Spinoza? We will examine several works by Marx, Freud, and Woody Allen with the goals of both delving deeper into Deutscher’s thoughts, and re-examining the meaning of his thesis in a contemporary context.

Date: Tonight, February 5th
Time: 8:00Pm
Place: PAC 002

Chanukkah 2009 at Wesleyan!

Please join the Wesleyan Jewish Community for nightly candle lighting this Chanukkah. Every night, we will celebrate the holiday with special snacks and other fun activities. The holiday begins Friday, December 11th, with candle lighting in the Bayit at 6PM. The schedule for the rest of the holiday is as follows:

Saturday 12/12: Zelnick Pavilion at 5PM
Sunday 12/13: Olin Library Lobby at 7PM
Monday 12/14: Nic Lounge at 7PM
Tuesday 12/15: Usdan Lobby at 7PM
Wednesday 12/16: Butt C Lounge at 7PM
Thursday 12/17: Fauver Fishbowl at 7PM
Friday 12/18: Bayit at 7PM

Date: Dec. 11 – Dec. 18
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Place: Different Location Each Night

Apples and Honey (and more)

This is a picture of delicious Apples And Honey

Tamar Glatman Zaretsky ’12 wants to help you have a sweet New Year:

Join us on the Alpha Delt porch as we get ready for the Jewish New Year with the tastiest tradition! If you don’t celebrate the holiday, please come anyway, it’s good company and good food. If you do celebrate, many of us will be going to services later, so feel free to join.

What: Apples and Honey (and more)
When: Tomorrow, Friday the 18th from 3:30-5:00
Where: Alpha Delt Porch