Tag Archives: The Bayit

Welcome Back Bagel Brunch

bagels-lox-wine-headerFrom Isabel Fattal ’18:

Come eat bagels and lox with the Wesleyan Jewish community at the Bayit this Sunday!

Whether you’re a regular at Shabbat or have never been to the Bayit before, we’d love to see you there! Come start the semester off right with yummy (free) food and good company.

Date: Sunday, January 31
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Place: The Bayit (157 Church St.)

‘Crossing Lines’ Reflection Activity

From Emma Golub ’16:

The Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is celebrated this year beginning on the evening of September 22. Following the traditional evening service, I will be leading an exercise in mindfulness called ‘Crossing Lines’. Talia Baurer ’15 brought this to our community at Wes; you may have participated in variations of it with her throughout the past 3 years(!) or elsewhere.

One side of the room will be designated ‘Agree’, the other ‘Disagree’. I will read aloud statements and we will shuffle about the room according to our levels of agreement. If you are uncertain about a statement or don’t wish to share, you’re welcome to stand in the middle, or step outside of the activity. The space we create is judgment-free and confidential. The idea is to practice a consciousness, to be a support system, to learn. You certainly do not need to be Jewish to participate. The statements range from small-talk/sillier to quite personal, and we will have a discussion afterwards!

Contact me with questions–egolub[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: Today, September 22
Time: 9-10pm
Place: The Bayit, 157 Church St.

Socialist Shabbat


From Julia DeVarti ’17 and Yael Horowitz ’17:

Join the Wesleyan Jewish Community this Friday evening for what we are calling “Socialist Shabbat”. Come dismantle hierarchy and capitalism from a Jewish perspective. There will be songs, discussion, reflection, and joy in celebrating the Shabbat!! We would love your company and EVERYONE is welcome. There will be a free dinner afterwards, woohoo!!

Date: Today
Time: 5:15 PM
Place: The Bayit, 157 Church St.
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S’mores @ The Bayit!


From Emma Golub ’16: 

Kick back with us as we take a breather from orientation weekend, roast some s’morez, sing some campfire songs, reunite with friends, meet new people, and have a great time! Anyone and everyone welcome.

We’ll be in the Bayit backyard (next to WesWings)! In event of rain, we’ll be indoorz. See you then!!

Date: Monday, September 1st, 2014
Time: 8PM–10PM
Place: The Bayit (157 Church Street)

Purim Masquerade

From Talia Baurer ’15:

Ever wondered what it looks like when a Jewish holiday is dedicated to dressing up in costume and behaving like fools? This (belated) Purim, come to the Bayit to celebrate the facts that a) Jews still exist, b) we have a house, c) masks are fun, and d) MASKS ARE REALLY SUPER FUN GUYS. The Bayit is about to throw a party just like Bubbe used to make… except not at all like Bubbe used to make, unless you have a really cool bubbe. Optional but encouraged: wear costumes, or at least masks! Masks will be provided.

Date: Saturday, March 29
Time: 10 PM – 1:30 AM
Place: The Bayit (157 Church St.)

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


Flag-Pins-Israel-ChinaHMs Lynn Ma ’16 and Talia Baurer ’15 present to you this program:

Join us for a discussion led by Professor Vera Schwarcz of the History department on Jewish identity in China!!

Sponsored by the Bayit and Chinese House, this event will cover the “youtai of China as an example of enduring Jewish attachment in our time.” (VS)

Chinese food will be served for dinner!!!

Taken her class on this topic before? Never even knew Jews existed in China? It doesn’t matter how much you know! Come out and listen in for a little bit on this fascinating topic :)

Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 5-6:30pm
Place: The Bayit
Cost: FREE!

Tashlikh – Eco-Nature Walk


From Britt Duncan ’15:

Join us for an afternoon of tranquility as we stroll from the Bayit to Harbor Park on the Connecticut River. During Tashlikh, we engage in a ritual to start the new year of 5774 from a place of wholeness.

Contemplate the year that has passed and start anew by the river.

Please meet at the Bayit (near the corner of Church and High Street), 4PM, on Friday, September 6th.

All are welcome.

Date: Fri, Sept 6
Time: 6 pm
Place: The Bayit


“Shema (listen), and let the chatter of your mind retreat to the quiet voice of your soul.”

Do you like meditation, chanting, Jewish prayer or all three? Come experience “Shemantra” at the Bayit, featuring Richard Gans and friends, followed by Shabbat dinner!

Layering traditional Hebrew liturgy and texts with accessible melodies and rich digital instrumentation, Richard Gans has been called a renaissance man of Jewish prayer. With a strikingly resonant voice and refreshingly simplistic compositions, Gans has taken call-and-response to a new level of musicality and spiritual renewal. His debut album Shemantra promises to touch the hearts and souls of a new generation of seekers.

Come join us for a unique Shabbat experience!

  • Date: Friday, February 3rd
  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Place: The Bayit