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Passover Seder at Wesleyan

Why is this Wesleying post different from all other Wesleying posts? Rabbi David Teva explains:

The Seder is a community celebration that celebrates the Jewish People’s liberation from Egypt. Join us for singing, great discussions and a whole lot of fun. Please RSVP ASAP.

The cost is: $16.95 in points/Middletown Cash or 1 meal and $6.95 in points/Middletown Cash

To RSVP, email Britt Duncan ’15 (bduncan@wes) The email must include: your name, WES ID #, and whether you’re paying with points or with cash.

Date: March 25, 2013
Time: 6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: $16.95 Points/Middletown Cash or 1 meal and $6.95 Points/Middletown Cash

Photos: 30 WesKids “March for Change” at Gun Rally in Hartford

Earlier this month, The Onion mocked college activists in a video news clip entitled “College Activists Excited to Add Powerless Voices to Gun Debate,” which involved an actual Argus editorial and a fake interview with Micah Feiring ’11 (renamed “Michael Feiring”) in its scathing take-down.

A few days later, on Valentine’s Day (which doubled as the two-month anniversary of the Newtown shooting), I joined about 30 other Wesleyan students, as well as Rabbi David Teva and Reverend Tracy Mehr-Muska, on a brief trip to Hartford for the March for Change rally in support of stricter gun laws. Initially proposed by Reverend Tracy, the trip was organized by Em Kianka ’13, Zach Malter ’13, and Michael Linden ’15.

Carrying signs with slogans like “MORE LOVE LESS GUNS” and “STAND ON THE SIDE OF LOVE,” we arrived at the state capital building in Hartford, where a crowd of over 5,000 supporters had gathered near mounds of snow and Governor Dannel Malloy was finishing up a stirring speech that hearkened back to his moving remarks in the hours after the tragedy. “Every day that we delay is a day in which more innocent individuals,” Malloy spoke from the capital steps. “I hope the NRA hopes the ‘Newtown Effect’ will go away. It won’t. We can’t let what happened in Connecticut ever go away.” At one point, a hushed chant broke out in the crowd: “Now. Now. Now. Now.”

Yom Kippur with the Wesleyan Jewish Community

Sydney Lewis ’14  writes in with the schedule of Yom Kippur Events:

September 25 (Tue):
Dinner 5:15pm, Usdan Campus Center (second floor, left side towards back)
Evening services/Kol Nidre,6:24 PM, Beckham Hall

September 26 (Wed):
Morning service 10 AM: Beckham Hall
Afternoon Program TBA
Concluding service time: 5:30 PM

7:00PM Havdalah and Shofar (Outside Bekham near CFA)
followed by lox and bagels Break-the-Fast
Usdan Campus Center: Daniel Family Commons

Wesleyan Rosh Hashanah Services and Meals Schedule

L’shana tovah! Celebrate the Jewish new year style at Wes:

The Jewish New Year is coming! Rosh Hashanah begins this Sunday at sundown and the Wesleyan Jewish Community invites you to join in the new year festivities! Interested in participating in our community services? We’re looking for volunteers to do anything from candle lighting to Torah reading. Please contact Rabbi David (dleipziger(at)wesleyan(dot)edu)!

September 16 (Sun): Evening service 6PM Davison Art Center Courtyard /CFA (weather permitting) (rain site: Usdan Campus Center: Beckham Hall)

Followed by special festive dinner: 7PM Usdan Campus Center: Beckham Hall (rain site: Usdan Campus Center: Daniel Family Commons)