This Week in WFU Jewish Life

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Jewish Life
Yom Kippur starts Tuesday evening... 
Tuesday night (October 11). Yom Kippur - the holiest day of the Jewish calendar - begins.  We ask for forgiveness, fast, and pray to be sealed in the Book of Life.  At WFU, we bring in Yom Kipppur with Kol Nidre services at 6:30 pm in Davis Chapel (Behind Wait Chapel in Wingate Hall). Kol Nidre is one of the most moving services in Jewish liturgy.
Wednesday (October 12). Yom Kippur - services are from noon - 2 pm in Davis Chapel!  The 12:00 - 12:30 pm time is part of the "Called Together" Weekly Prayers so the service will be in the Jewish tradition.

On Wednesday night at 7 pm we will blow the shofar and break-the-fast with a bagel (dairy) and schmears spread. Hillel Lounge. Collins A001

List of more dates & times, and to RSVP, can be found here.

May you have an easy fast, and may you be sealed in the Book of Life.
This Week in WFU Jewish Life
October 10 - 16, 2016

Snapshot for This Week:
Our events are open to everyone!

Monday, October 10
  Jewish Bible Study. Mondays. Noon- 12:30 pm
      Reynolda Hall 17a

Tuesday, October 11
   Judaism 101. Noon - 1 pm. Autumn  Room
   Topic: Famous Jewish Sayings. Click here.
   Yom Kippur/ Kol Nidre Service.
   Davis Chapel. 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Register.

Wednesday, October 12 
   Yom Kippur Services. 12-2 pm. Davis Chapel

  "Called Together: The Prayers of the People"
   Weekly prayers. Davis Chapel. 12 - 12:30 pm. 
   In the Jewish Tradition, as part of Yom Kippur

   Hillel Hangout. Students only! 3:30 - 4:30 pm
   Hillel Lounge.  Great conversations. 

   Break-the-Fast. 7 pm. Hillel Lounge
   Collins A001.  A bagel spread. Register. 

Friday, October 14
   Jewish Studies Symposium. 3 - 5:30 pm
   "New Directions in Jewish Studies - WFU"
    DeTamble Auditorium (Tribble)

   (see next section for more info)
Sunday, October 16
   Build the sukkah / "Pizza in the Hut" party
   Fresh Food Company (PIT) Plaza. 4 pm. 
    Register here.

Tuesday, October 18
   Jewish "LinkedIn" Party. 3 pm
   Innovation Station of OPCD
   Register here.

More detailed details below, 
or at

Upcoming Weeks:

Every Monday. Jewish Bible Study.
   12 - 12:30 pm. Reynolda 17a

Every Tuesday, Judaism 101. Noon - 1 pm.
   Autumn Room. 2nd floor of Reynolda Hall. 

Every Wednesday, Hillel Hangout. 3:30 -
   4:30 pm. Hillel Lounge. Collins A001

October 18. Jewish LinkedIn party. 
   3 - 4 pm. OPCD and Jewish Life
   Innovation Station of OPCD
   Reynolda 230. Sign-up here.

October 21-23. Fall Break

October 24. Simchat Torah starts at sunset

October 26. Project Pumpkin. "Hoop the Hillel"

October 28. Service or Remembrance
     3 - 4 pm in Wait Chapel  followed by 
     Erin Levitas Memorial Brunch. 4 - 5:30 pm. 
     RSVP to the Brunch.

October 30. WFU Hillel co-sponsors “Impacting
   the Health of Future Generations:  Jewish
   Genetic Diseases, Screening and Treatments” at
   Greensboro Jewish Federation.  4:30-6:30 pm.
   Click here.

November 14. Daffodil Project. 4 pm. 
 This Week's Details

Jewish Bible Study. (Weekly). Every Monday at noon for 1/2 a hour
  • Start your week off right! Read & discuss the Hebrew Bible in English. No experience needed!
  • Everyone at WFU and W-S is welcome! Very interfaith and interesting.
  • (Sponsored by the WFU Jewish Life Programming Department)

Judaism 101. (Weekly). Every Tuesday from noon - 1 pm. 
  • This week in the Autumn Room of Reynolda Hall (2nd floor) 
  • All WFU and W-S community welcome.  This week's Topic: Famous Jewish Sayings.
  • Swipe /purchase a meal from the Mag Room, or bring your lunch across to the Autumn Room.
  • These are weekly, informal, self-contained and interesting classes about everything Jewish.
  • Attend one or all of the classes, depending on your schedule and what interests you.
  • Please sign up for the series (and to see all the topics) at or click here.  
  • (Sponsored by the WFU Jewish Life Programming Department)

Called Together: The Prayers of the People. (Weekly). Wednesdays from 12:00 - 12:30 pm
       Multi-faith/ Interfaith prayer services. Click here for more info.
  • This week: In the Jewish Tradition (and part of the WFU Yom Kippur service)
  • Every Wednesday in Davis Chapel (behind Wait Chapel in Wingate Hall) from 12 - 12:30 pm. 
  • This is a designated time to gather to pray together as a community, for half an hour each week focusing on the many things that affect our community, nation, and world.  
  • Led by a different faith community tradition each week, you are welcome to participate in every service.  
  • (Sponsored by the WFU Office of the Chaplain.

Hillel Hangout. Students only! 3:30 - 4:30 pm on Wednesdays. 
  • Every Wednesday in the Hillel Lounge. Collins A001
  • (Usually, but not this week, freshly baked cookies and other snacks served)
  • An opportunity for students to be together in community outside of classes and formal programming.
  • (Sponsored by your WFU Hillel Board. Hillel is the Jewish Student-led Organization on campus)  

Jewish Studies Symposium - "New Directions in Jewish Studies--Wake Forest."
       Friday October 14, in DeTamble Auditorium (Tribble), from 3-5:30 pm,  
  • Come and see what our students are learning in Jewish Studies classes  
  • The first half of the symposium will include faculty discussing their teaching and research related to Jewish Studies.  
  • The second half will include students, including those who took the JWS course in Venice this past spring.  The students will present summaries of their final projects, more or less on the topic of Jews, diaspora, and race.
  • (Sponsored by WFU Jewish Studies, Dr. Dean Franco,

   Jewish "LinkedIn" Party. 3 pm
       Tuesday, October 18, Innovation Station of OPCD. Reynolda Hall 230.  Sign-up here.
  • Learn how to use LinkedIn for finding summer internships and jobs. 
  • Have an opportunity to create or improve your LinkedIn profile.
  • (Sponsored by the WFU Jewish Life Programming Department and and the Office of Personal and Career Development -OPCD -

Interesting Link of the Week

Mazal Tov to our Muslim family on their new Lounge, right next door to our Hillel Lounge!  At the dedication last week, Dr. Eboo Patel quoted from a letter that George Washington sent to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, RI.  That famous letter was in response to that Jewish congregation's letter about concerns for religious liberty in the new nation that called itself the United States of America. In light of our upcoming U.S. Presidential Election, President Washington's words still ring true, and may they continue to guide us!

President George Washington's letter on religious freedom.

Thank you for your donations
  • We are very grateful for all your generous support!
  • Most of our programs are funded directly by your donations.
  • All amounts greatly appreciated.  
To donate, please
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Thank you for these recent donations!

The Grosman Family (Tyler '20) for sponsoring our Rosh Hashana Dinner. 

The Sokoloff Family (Joshua'  20) for sponsoring our YK Break-the Fast bagel nosh for this Wednesday night. 

Marissa Allen for her recurring donations to support our operating costs.   
The Rosenblatt Family for their vision and on-going support through the Rosenblatt Family Fund for Hillel at Wake Forest University. 

The Edwin J and Barbara R Berkowitz Family Foundation (Hannah '12) for a new Hillel shofar that is much easier to use, for our new ritual washing cups, for some new tallitot for High Holidays, and for helping us to fund our new weekly Hillel Hangout.  

Winston-Salem UJA for your strong support of WFU Jewish students as they develop their identities, networks and skills to become our future leaders.

Dr. and Mrs. Nathan O. Hatch for honoring our Hillel students with our new beautiful Kiddush cup and saucer for use at Shabbat dinners and holiday celebrations, in honor of Debbie (WFU Trustee) and Mike Rubin on their 50th anniversary . 

WFU Jewish Life Family


Jewish Student Org
Jamie Eisner, President
Hillel Facebook
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Jewish Life Programming Office
Dr. Gail Bretan, Director
WFU Jewish Life Website
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Alpha Epsilon Pi
Jewish-rooted, but open, fraternity
Josh Berger, President
National AEPi Website
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We love to share our diverse cultural and religious holidays, celebrations, and heritages as expressed through our foods. Join us and become an Ambassador of Cuisine!
(Sponsored by the Global Food Committee)

For Yom Kippur, Jews around the world will be fasting, and then after 25 hours it is customary to break-the-fast with a dairy meal.  

Blintz Souffle
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