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Alumna’s Gift Helps Expand New Campus Tradition (December 20, 2012). After learning about the efforts to reinvigorate Arcadia’s Jewish community, Lyanne Lindo Wassermann ’61 was compelled to contribute in her own way. Wassermann contributed items for the Shabbat services, including a Shabbat set and Havdallah set. In addition to the items, which are now used for the Shabbat dinners, Wassermann has also made an inaugural financial gift to support the renewal of Jewish life on campus. More.
A Life Re-imagined: Rabbinic Intern Finds Strength through Faith (December 7, 2012). Arcadia University’s new Rabbinic Intern, Julie Benioff, didn’t grow up attending synagogue regularly. She didn’t go to Hebrew school. In fact, she remembers asking her parents if she could enroll, but neither had had a positive experience from which to draw on; the idea was not encouraged. But when she struck out on her own at the University of Massachusetts, she began to make a deeper connection to Judaism. More.
Hillel Observes Shabbat, Establishes a New Campus Tradition (November 20, 2012). As the sun began to set on Oct. 26, approximately 40 members of the Arcadia community gathered in the Dining Complex Lecture Room 107 to recognize Shabbat. That gathering was partially the result of a panel formed to explore how to promote and expand Jewish life on campus and the fund that was established by President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm to facilitate the endeavor. More.