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First Hobart and First William Smith to Enter Rabbinate

Rabbi Paul H. Levenson ‘53 and Rabbi Cheryl Asarkof Jacobs ‘91 are, respectively, the first Hobart and the first William Smith graduates to enter the rabbinate, and while their journeys differ, their rabbinical careers have strong roots at HWS. Growing up on Long Island, in Lawrence, N.Y., Levenson was, as he says, "actively Jewish" at Temple Israel, as were his parents. His mother was an officer...  More >>

Shabbat 250

Hillel, the Jewish student organization, invites the HWS community to join them for their annual Shabbat 250 event on Friday, March 7. The goal is to gather 250 students, faculty, and staff to celebrate Shabbat together. The event will take place in the Vandervort Room in the Scandling Campus Center at 7 p.m. Kosher Shabbat dinners started after the dedication of the Abbe Center for Jewish Life...  More >>

Wasserman Releases New Cookbook

An interview with author, food columnist, chef and award-winning cooking instructor Tina Wasserman was featured on Joy of Kosher. Wasserman discussed her newest book, "Entrée to Judaism for Families," which the article describes as "filled with the tools to help kids of all ages learn to cook in the kitchen and learn bits of history too." The kosher kitchen in the Abbe Center for Jewish Life is n...  More >>

Hanukkah Celebrations Planned

This year, Hanukkah begins on Thanksgiving, giving members of the HWS community an opportunity to celebrate the start of the holiday at home with family and friends. HWS Hillel and the Abbe Center for Jewish Life have scheduled activities following Thanksgiving weekend, so the campus community can celebrate the remainder of Hanukkah together. Lighting of the menorah and special activities are sch...  More >>

Wasserman on Thanksgiving/Hanukkah

Author, food columnist, chef and award-winning cooking instructor Tina Wasserman was recently interviewed on an NPR Morning Edition segment, for a story about the convergence this year of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah and the cross-cultural foods that might be served to celebrate both. The kosher kitchen in the Abbe Center for Jewish Life is named in honor of Wasserman by her husband, Dr. Richard L. ...  More >>

 
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