Celebrating Jewish Culture at CU

In honor of the upcoming High Holidays both Hillel and Chabad at CU had special events for students to be educated about Jewish life and celebrate their culture. Hillel had their first of several combined dinners and learning sessions entitled “Scrolls and Rolls” that they will run during the course of the school year. Rabbi Menachem Lehrfield came to the Hillel house from his congregation, Aish, in Denver. Over a kosher sushi dinner, he helped students prepare for the upcoming new year with a discussion about expectations and the power of positive thinking.

Rabbi and Leah Wilhelm hosted a Jewish Festival Night last Tuesday as well at the Chabad house on the hill.  Students got to participate in a number of activities from baking their own challah to making a blowing shofar. If they were interested, the guys all had the opportunity to be taught by Rabbi Wilhelm or one of the yeshiva students how to wrap tefillin. A highlight of the evening was certainly the humus making competition. Individuals or couples worked together to make their own humus which were then all judged by the owner of Falafel King, his wife, and Leah Wilhelm. The winning couple received a gift basket of $100 worth of cooking utensils.

For future involvement in events at either campus organization check my weekly lists or look up either Chabad at University of Colorado or CU Hillel on Facebook.

About Ayla Lieberman

I am a freshman at the University of Colorado. I'm studying dance and psychology. I like spending time outdoors, hanging out with friends, and exploring the arts.

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