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‘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.

“Crossing Lines” Reflection Activity

From Talia Baurer ’15:

Come to the Bayit Friday night for a group reflection activity to start off the year! You may have done a version of this activity before, but this time it will fulfill your wildest dreams… of reflecting. A leader will read out statements and people stand on one side of the room if the statement applies to them, the other if it doesn’t, or stand in the middle if they are unsure, don’t want to answer, or anything else that isn’t yes or no. It is a serious (and hopefully meaningful) activity, and there will be a brief discussion afterwards for those who want to participate.
You DO NOT have to be Jewish, observing the holiday [Yom Kippur], or fasting to participate.

Date: Friday, October 3rd
Time: 9:00 pm
Place: The Bayit (157 Church Street)
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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

Crossing Lines

Talia Baurer ’15 wants you to start off Yom Kippur right this year:

Come to the Bayit Tuesday night for a group reflection activity to start off the year! You may have done a version of this activity before, but this time it will fulfill your wildest dreams… of reflecting. Basically, a leader reads out statements and people stand on one side of the room if the statement applies to them, the other if it doesn’t, or stand in the middle if they are unsure, don’t want to answer, or anything else that isn’t yes or no. It is a serious (and hopefully meaningful) activity, and there will be a brief discussion afterwards for those who want to participate.

Date: Tuesday, September 25
Time: 9:00-10:30 PM
Place: The Bayit (157 Church St)

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.

Yom Kippur dinner, services

Join Wesleyan Jews for Yom Kippur services this Sunday and Monday:

ramshornshofarSunday, 9/27:
Dinner 5:00pm, Usdan Campus Center
Evening services/Kol Nidre 6:15 PM Beckham Hall

Monday, 9/28:
Morning service 10 AM: Beckham Hall
Havdallah followed by lox and bagels break the fast 7PM in
Usdan Campus Center: Daniel Family Commons

Check out the schedule at the chaplains’ website.