Shabbat

By Micah Sims ’20

The day of Shabbat in the Jewish community presents the day of rest. Every Friday, Rabbi Chana Glazer invites students to come to the Berelson Center for Jewish Life for Shabbat services. These services are open to everyone on campus, no matter what religion they practice. At this particular service on August 30, there were prayers, fellowship, and food. Even if you are not of the Jewish faith, it is a great way to look and learn about some of the many Jewish traditions. Following the actual service, Rabbi Glazer brought everyone together to break the famous challah bread and drink wine (or grape juice). After the prayer, there is a choice to cleanse your hands not only for food but to wash away any evil spirits. Once everyone has gone through washing their hands, it is time to eat the delicious dinner that was prepared. Shabbat was a great service not only for the Jewish community on campus but for everyone and will continue every Friday starting at 6 pm along with a traditional dinner.

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