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Minyanim Shabbat

shabbat thingTalia Kaplan ’18 writes in:

What’s more fun than Shabbat? Extra Shabbat! Join the Wesleyan Jewish Community for Minyanim Shabbat, a Shabbat full of options!

Promptly at 5:15, we will light candles in the Bayit. Then, people will have their choice of prayer services. Rebecca Sussman ’18 will be leading a traditional egalitarian service with beautiful melodies, group davening, and time for personal prayer. Ellie Donner-Klein will be leading a musical service with Steven Fields on guitar! They will be incorporating some of their favorite URJ (Union for Reform Judaism) camp tunes.

Before dinner, we will all join together for a brief d’var torah and a concluding song.

Date: Friday, February 5
Time: 5-7:30 PM
Place: the Bayit (157 Church Street)
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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.)

Bagel Brunch and Learn

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PSA from Talia Kaplan ’18:

FREE bagels, lox, and schmear PLUS stimulating conversation? Sign me
up! (Actually, you kind of do need to sign up. See below…)

Join the Wesleyan Jewish Community for a bagel brunch with Torah text
study. We’ll be looking at different interpretations of the Biblical
creation story and considering how it relates to the universal and the
particular in Judaism, on campus, and in the world. People of all
backgrounds are welcome. No experience with text study necessary!

Because we are ordering delicious kosher brunch, we need an accurate
sense of how many people will be attending. Therefore, please RSVP by
10/6 via Facebook. Or, send an email to tkaplan[at]wesleyan.edu.

Questions? Contact Isabel Fattal (ifattal[at]wesleyan.edu) or Talia
Kaplan (tkaplan[at]wes).

Date: Saturday, October 10th
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Place: The Bayit (157 Church Street)

Creative Submissions for Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

On Sunday, April 27th, the Wesleyan Jewish Community will be organizing a commemoration for Holocaust Remembrance Day. We are organizing an exhibit of writings, artwork, and other creative pieces; the exhibit will consist of both pre-existing works and works by students. The exhibit will be accompanied by a poetry reading on Sunday afternoon.

We need volunteers both to submit original works and to read pieces:

1) We are looking for student submissions of any form- music, writing, poetry, art, etc. Your work does not have to relate directly to this theme; feel free to submit anything that you feel might contribute to a commemoration of this kind.
2) We are also looking for volunteers to read pre-existing poems/short prose pieces on Sunday afternoon as part of our commemoration program.

Email ifattal[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with submissions, or let us know that you’re interested in reading a pre-existing piece. Feel free to email with any questions or suggestions for the event as well.

Make Your Own Menorah

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From Rebecca Koppel ’14:

Getting excited for Chanukah? Unprepared because it comes so early this year? Still looking for a gift for your mother? Stop by the Wesleyan Jewish Community’s table in Usdan to make your own menorah! Spend 2 minutes or 2 hours and walk away with your own (FREE) candleholder in time for the holiday. We’ll bring the materials and you bring the creativity. All are welcome (even the uncreative).

Date: Monday, November 25
Time: 12 PM – 2 PM
Place: Usdan
Cost: FREE!

Day of the Living Veeblefetzer

veeblefetzerFrom Matthew Stein ’16:

Join Veeblefetzer/The Wesleyan Klezmer Band for an afternoon of toe-tappin’ tunes and endless dancing!

1:30 – 2:15 DANCE WORKSHOP
Come dance your tukhes off before all the mishegas even begins in a dance workshop with world famous Yiddish dance leader Steve Weintraub!

2:30 – 3:30 KLEZMER CONCERT
We’ll play a lively 45 minute dance set, with dancing led by Steve (all levels welcome!) And if that’s not enough musical madness for you, there’s more! You’ll learn to sing a well known Chanukah song… in Yiddish. You’ll witness two violins played simultaneously. There will also be a special appearance by the Mixolydians singing an old Yiddish theater song. Refreshments provided.

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

Date: Sunday, November 24
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Place: the Bayit (157 Church St)
Facebook event: here!

Jewish Community Barbecue

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From Rebecca Koppel ’14:

Come enjoy the beautiful sunshine that we will (hopefully) receive on
Saturday afternoon and join the Wesleyan Jewish Community, AEPi, and
the Bayit at a barbecue in the Bayit backyard. There will be Hebrew
National hotdogs, delicious hamburgers and food for the meat-free, the
gluten-free, and the taste-free among us! Everyone is welcome to this
free event! Invite your friends!

When: Saturday, April 27th, 4-6pm
Where: Bayit Backyard
Cost: FREE!!!!
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Chai and Chocolate in WestCo

Britt Duncan ’15 invites you to check out the self-explanatory flier to the right, or to do the following:

Come warm up with some Chai and Chocolate in the WestCo lounge!

All kibitzing and kvetching welcome!

Sponsored by WestCo and the Jewish Community.

Date: Sunday, November 11t
Time: 8 pm to 9 pm
Place: WestCo Lounge
Why: Because free

Sukkah Part: Pizza in the Hut

Sydney Lewis ’14 literally begs me to make an irritating and unfunny Spaceballs reference:

Join the Jewish community to celebrate Sukkot and eat pizza in the beautiful Wesleyan sukkah! (Rain date: 10/1)

Date: Monday, October 1
Time: 6 pm – 7 pm
Place: The Sukkah (CFA Courtyard)
Cost: Free