“Better Together” Campaign — this evening

Wesleyan Asks What IF?
aka how to push social justice and action to a new level

we replaced religious intolerance with cooperation? What IF… we used our differences to work together? What IF… people of different faith traditions come together and change the world?

Come learn about the “Better Together” Campaign, which empowers students to speak out about the power of interfaith action, mobilizes students from all faith backgrounds (and lack thereof), and sustains service work on campus. There will be a guest speaker, discussion, and FREE DINNER!

When: Monday, Nov. 22, 5-7PM
Where: Daniel Family Commons
Why: because interfaith is awesome!

Yom HaShoah–Holocaust Remembrance Day: Readers Needed!

Holocaust Remembrance DayWith Earth Week just around the corner, remember that pollution is not only our over-flowing landfills and rising greenhouse gases, but is also the hate that deteriorates our world.  Healing the world does not just mean picking up litter and planting new trees, but doing whatever we can to stop the hate that murders people for their race, religion, gender, sexuality or any other reason…

This upcoming week is Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. Traditionally, students and professors at Wesleyan participate in a 24-hour long name reading of Holocaust victims. This year, Yom HaShoah falls on the night of the 11th. We will be doing a sunset-to-sunset reading in the lobby of the Exley Science Center from Sunday 4/11 to Monday 4/12.

There will be an opening and closing Community Collective Ceremony 7-8pm Sunday 4/11 and 6-7pm Monday 4/12.   This “Collective Ceremony” is a time and space for the community to contribute music, poetry, stories, and reflections. 

https://docs.google.com/a/wesleyan.edu/Doc?docid=0Ae4AW0DIqAMoZGhkOHpnNDZfMmcyeDY0bmN0&hl=en ) to sign up for a time-slot between 8pm Sunday 4/11 and 6pm Monday 4/12.  You can also email Evelyn Israel (eisrael@wesleyan.edu) with your time preference.

About Yom HaShoah: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yom_HaShoah
This event is one of efforts world-wide to never forget the 6 million and more murdered in the Holocaust.  Sadly we have yet to see an end to genocide in the world.  Reading the names of victims is very powerful both for the reader and the listener.  I hope you will consider taking a part in this effort. 
Questions?? Email: shausmancohe@wesleyan.edu

Chanukkah 2009 at Wesleyan!

Please join the Wesleyan Jewish Community for nightly candle lighting this Chanukah. Every night, we will celebrate the holiday with special snacks and other fun activities. The holiday begins Friday, December 11, with candle lighting in the Bayit at 6 p.m. The schedule for the rest of the holiday is:

Saturday 12/12:  Zelnick Pavilion at 5 p.m.chanukkah

Sunday 12/13:  Olin Library Lobby at 7 p.m.

Monday 12/14:  Nic Lounge at 7 p.m.

Tuesday 12/15:  Usdan Lobby at 7 p.m.

Wednesday 12/16:  Butt C Lounge at 7 p.m.

Thursday 12/17:  Fauver Fishbowl at 7 p.m.

Friday 12/18:  Bayit at 7 p.m.

Rabbi David Leipziger Teva, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, University Jewish Chaplain, 860-685-2278

Religious and Spiritual Life on Campus

As the religious and spiritual advisors for students on campus, we would like to welcome you to Wesleyan.   

Spiritual life at Wesleyan is shaped by the wide range and depth of students’ questions and interests. Each of us five thumbnailca5y9ny9Chaplains/Advisors sponsors a weekly service.  All students are welcome and encouraged to attend any and all of these services, for which students assume many of the responsibilities of planning and leading.  The Chaplains also work together to sponsor multi-faith programming through the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL).

Students initiate and design many of the other religious and spiritual activities on campus through such organizations as the All-Campus Contemporary Gospel Worship, Wesleyan Jewish Community, Catholic Student Organization, Wesleyan Christian Fellowship, Muslim Student Association, Buddhist House, as well as many others.

In our role as Chaplains, we also serve as counselors, available to students to discuss personal, religious, social, academic, and vocational matters.  Our offices are located at 169 High Street (near Church St.) on the second floor.  A lounge is available for group meetings and quiet study.  Feel free to stop by, and for more information, see http://www.wesleyan.edu/chaplains .

Blessings,  Pastor Joan, Rabbi David, Sister Marwa, Father Hal, Advisor Jeff