Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Nope, I'm serious. According to today's New York Times, the lifelong Republican also dabbles in songwriting (who can forget his 2004 hit "Heal Our Land"? Certainly not anyone who supported John Kerry's campaign...). He wrote "8 Days of Hanukkah" as a "gift to the Jewish people."
My personal favorite moments?
When the senator flashes his mezzuzah chain. Bling, bling.
An unexpected contributor to your holiday playlist, sure, but 'tis the season for giving and sharing, right? Gawker might not be a fan, but what do you think of Sen. Hatch's new jam? Will we be hearing it around the Bayit anytime soon?
We are still accepting jazz artists so if you know someone who would like to play (and is good) please have them contact me asap!
Where: the Bayit
When: Saturday night, 9-11 pm
Monday, October 5, 2009
Now we have a bambooey new Sukkah in a hilly new location. What surprises will there be this year? Current and former Wes students visiting from NYC? Homemade applesauce? Barack Obama? I can promise that at LEAST one of those will be happening.
Of course you are all welcome and encouraged to sleep/eat/work/levitate in the Sukkah any and every day. That being said, this particular sleepover extravaganza will be Thursday night - Friday morning, October 8-9. I will be getting there around 8 or 9 pm, but feel free to come earlier and have dinner there or come later or just pop in and out whenever you feel like it. Unless it's raining really hard, we'll be out there.
Bring a sleeping bag as it will probably be cold. If you don't have one you should be able to borrow one from Outhouse (they may or may not charge a couple bucks for this, I can't remember). I have one tarp but if anyone has another or something else that we could put down between our sleeping bags and the ground please bring it. Other optional items to bring: musical instruments, snacks, stuff you want to do/talk about.
Contact dkieval(at)wes with any questions.
Chag sameach. Remember to celebrate and be happy all week -- it's commanded!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
We trekked up Church Street to eat a delicious shabbat dinner in the hut on Friday, despite less-than-ideal weather conditions. The dedication ceremony on Saturday also went well - there was TONS of food (most of which was later devoured at the camping trip reunion).
More sukkot events for the week:
Monday 10/5 at 6:15PM: Pizza in the Hut
Thursday 10/8: Sukkah sleepover
Contact Dan K (dkieval@wes) with questions, comments or cookies!
...And don't forget about the Simchat Torah Party at the Bayit on Saturday (facebook event here)
Sunday, September 27, 2009
September 27 (SUN):
Dinner 5:00 PM, Usdan Campus Center (left dining hall)
Evening services/Kol Nidre 6:15 PM Beckham Hall
September 28 (MON):
Morning service 10 AM: Beckham Hall
Concluding service time approx. 5:15 PM
(in between services, feel free to hang out at the Bayit!)
7:00PM Havdallah followed by lox and bagels break-the-fast at Daniel Family Commons
Friday, September 18, 2009
September 18 (FRI):
Apples and Honey at Alpha Delta Phi, 3:30 PM
Evening service 7 PM at Beckham Hall
Followed by special festive dinner at aprox. 8:00PM in Usdan 108
September 19 (SAT):Morning service, 10 AM at Beckham Hall
Lunch following services, 1:00 PM at Usdan 108
Evening service 7 PM, Adath Israel (meet at the Bayit to walk down together)
September 20 (SUN):
Morning service, 8:30 AM, Adath Israel
Tashlich River Walk Eco Ritual, meet at the Bayit at 4 PM
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I hope the first week of classes is finding you well! I am writing to invite you all to participate in the final Havdallah ceremony of the year 5769.
For those of you who don't know, Havdallah is a weekly Jewish ritual that marks the end of Shabbos and the beginning of the new week, involving singing, dancing, some spices, a candle, and a glass of wine. Intrigued?
Then come to our house, 48 Home Avenue, this Saturday, September 12, at 7 pm, for snacks, followed by a short and sweet Havdallah ceremony outside around 7:45.
Home Avenue is the street that intersects with Lawn Avenue near the back of the Science Center, between Brainard and Church. Our house is towards the end on the left side. Let me (Emily H.) know if you would like to help prepare or participate.
Lots of love,
Emily Hoffman, Sam Schilit, Franni Paley, David Baranger, and Emily Sheehan
Syd Berkman and David Baranger will be leading Friday night services tomorrow. Services begin at 6:15pm, and they are held in the common room of the Bayit, 157 Church St.
As always, there will be a delicious home-cooked kosher meal following services at 7:30pm!
Feel free to come to both services and dinner, or one or the other.
Also, there will be Havdallah and snacks Saturday night at 48 Home Ave.
Be well, and see you soon!