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JEWISH LIFE at HWS

Students at the Abbe Center

Former Abbe Center for Jewish Life Director Lorinda
Weinstock hosts a discussion with students at the Oneg
Shabbat Reception in the Abbe Center for Jewish Life.

At Hobart and William Smith, Jewish life is all about community. Situated directly across the street from Temple Beth-El, the Abbe Center provides the perfect location for cultivating relationships between HWS students and the Geneva community. Students are invited to join the campus Hillel Chapter or attend services and become involved in the congregation.

In the short time since the Abbe Center has been open, Jewish life on campus has seen an irrefutable growth in participation in all of its programming from Friday night Shabbat dinners to the annual Hanukkah party with local youth.

The Abbe Center currently hosts celebrations throughout the academic year, including Rosh Hashanah Eve dinner, the pre-fast dinner before Yom Kippur, Chaplain Lesley Adams' Pasta Night during the Sukkoth holiday, Holocaust Awareness Week programming as well as Friday night Shabbat dinners and programs. March of Remembrance and Hope planning meetings are also held at the Abbe Center, as are special receptions during Reunion, graduation and family weekends.

The programming at the Abbe Center is open to everyone regardless of cultural or religious background. From inspiring speakers during Holocaust Remembrance Week to Friday night Shabbat dinners prepared in the Tina Wasserman Kosher Kitchen, the Colleges offer an entire range of events and courses related to Judaism and Judaic studies.

Whether it's sharing a Rosh Hashanah service with members of the HWS and Geneva community or sharing a conversation with a professor about Judaism, Jewish Life at HWS is multifaceted and ever-growing.



Abbe Center Events



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Annual HWS Shabbat Fosters Community

Shabbat Dinner3Hillel President Tzipora Glaser ’18 says she enjoys taking part in Shabbat because of the opportunities it has given her and her classmates to make lasting connections to their heritage…
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Birthright Trip to Israel

Carney_Micaela_IsraelExploring their heritage and Jewish faith beyond campus, Hillel members Micaela Carney ’18, Gavin Gross ’19 and Danielle Moyer ’18 traveled to Israel for a traditional Birthright trip, a free…
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Israeli Novelist Amos Oz Visits

OZThe widely-acclaimed, best-selling Israeli author and peace activist Amos Oz read from and discussed his novel, Judas, a coming of age tale that was shortlisted for the Man Booker International…
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German Symposium: The Music of the Holocaust

Curating the Traumatic PastThe fourth annual German Area Studies symposium focused on the music composed by concentration camp inmates during the Holocaust. The program, titled “Curating the Traumatic Past: Music and Memory of the…
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Dobkowski to Discuss Holocaust Hero

Dobkowski_3An event focused on the life of Dr. Janusz Korczak, a well-known physician, author, pedagogue and radio personality in pre-World War II Poland, will include a presentation from genocide expert…
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For more information about Jewish Life at HWS, please contact:

Julianne H. Miller
Director, Abbe Center for Jewish Life and Hillel Adviser
Office: (315) 781-3385
Abbe Center: (315) 679-6924

For more information about supporting the Abbe Center, please contact:

Ruth C. Benedict
Director of Annual Giving

Tzipora Glaser '18
President of HWS Hillel Student Organization

 

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