Rowan Hillel kicked off the Jewish New Year with some delicious food, cooked by Advisor Marc Fleischner. We spend our celebration with both new and old friends. After sharing our Jewish New Year’s Resolutions, we were joined by special guest, Raymond Wos and other members of the Rowan Student government DEI Committee.
After our introductions, we all engaged in a meaningful conversation about Rosh Hashanah and our perspectives as Jewish students of Rowan University.
Our CBTBI Social Event was a great way to introduce Hillel Members to our local synagogue. Congregation B’nai Tikvah-Beth Israel has always been a friend of Rowan Hillel and welcomes any Rowan student with open arms. At our virtual service, Rabbi Rachel and the newly Bar Mitzvah-ed boy lead the Friday Evening services.
Before the service, Hillel Members talked about our second week of classes, shared pizza from Ciconte’s, and broke the ice with some fun games.
Our Fall 2022 Welcome Back Shabbat was a great way to kick off the semester. Hillel saw a bunch of new and returning faces. Everyone bonded over Pizza from Ciconte’s outside at Memorial Circle. By the end of the event, everyone was in awe of the Harvest Moon. The bright shine was a great way to end the night, and gave everyone a glimpse of the new, bright semester ahead of us.
We are so excited to engage Rowan’s Jewish Community and have a lot in store for the rest of the semester. Thank you to everyone who came out, stay tuned for more events to come!
It was great to reunite with our Hillel family after Winter Break. We had some old and new faces at our Welcome Back Event! First, we all went around and introduced ourselves. Then, we had some great laughs while playing our new favorite, “Game of Things.” To end the night off, we played some fun Brain Teaser and Pop Culture Kahoots! It was an awesome night, and we can’t wait to see everyone again for our next event!
On Friday, November 30th Hillel held our annual Israeli Shabbat. In addition to playing an Israeli version on Headbandz, our Hillel Chefs made classic Israeli food Falafel with Pita and all the classic fillings (Hummus!!), classic Cheese and Potato Bourekas, and of course Rugelach for dessert!
On October 29th, Hillel, in conjunction with Rowan Chabad and the Rowan Center for Holocaust and Genocide center held a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the horrific incident in Pittsburgh. Approximately 200 people attended the event. Several students and staff spoke about their experiences with Anti-Semetism. Kaddish and the victims names were also read.
Prior to the vigil a group discussion was held for those who wanted to speak.
In light of the recent event in Pittsburgh Hillel will be hosting an open discussion tomorrow from 5:00-6:00pm in Memorial Hall room 169 to talk about the tragedy. This open discussion is a safe place for everyone to talk about the tragedy. Following the open discussion Hillel invites you to attend a candle lighting vigil co-hosted by Chabad and AEPi. The vigil will be from 6:15-6:45pm on the Student Center Patio.
Whether you were directly or indirectly affected by this tragedy Rowan Hillel is here for you. If you would like someone to talk to about this tragedy please email us and one of our eboard members will call you.