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Hillel Bringing Jewish New Year to Campus

N e x t Wednesday, Hillel@Rollins will be celebrating the Jewish Holiday Rosh Hashanah with a traditional dinner.

Rosh Hashanah is the New Year on the Jewish calendar and one of Judaism’s holiest holidays. In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means “head of the year” or “first of the year.” This year is the start of the year 5771 on the Jewish calendar. Jews believe Rosh Hashanah represents either analogically or literally the creation of the World, or Universe.

Hillel@Rollins is a student run organization whose mission is to promote an understanding of Jewish life and culture at Rollins College through social events, religious observances, and guest speakers.

In addition, Hillel@Rollins upholds a commitment to building an inclusive community accepting of all beliefs. Hillel is partnering with Sodexho for Kosher-style dinner options to liven up our campus cuisine and give it a multi-cultural twist! Meals will be served as part of the meal plan and everyone is invited to join us for this occasion. The tables will be decorated with Rosh Hashanah decorations and adornments.

In the dining hall, Hillel@Rollins will have a table set up with free candy and information regarding the meal and its historical context. Immediately following dinner, in the Presidential Dining Room we will have services for those students interested in participating whether you are Jewish or just interested in learning about Judaism. The event is also being co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, The Judaic Studies department, and The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership. This is the fi rst event of the year for Hillel@Rollins, with many more to come. Our next event will be Friday, Sept 17 for our Yom Kippur Pre-Fast Meal at 6:00 pm in Galloway. We hope that everyone on campus will come out to enjoy the traditional Jewish cuisine for a night of fun and broadening of cultural horizons. We hope that you will come out and wish everyone shana tova umetukah, which means a good and sweet year!

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