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 >>

Hamburger '13 on Broadway

Arts and education major Emily Hamburger '13 secured two internships this summer in New York City's theatre district. Along with serving as an education intern for the Broadway league, which is the National Trade Association of the Broadway, she is the stage manager for two theatre shows. The two shows that Hamburger has been managing include a one man show called "Confess your Bubble," which is ...  More >>

Celebrating Shabbat 200

This spring, 233 people gathered in the Vandervort Room to participate in Shabbat 200, a collaborate effort between HWS Hillel, Geneva's Temple Beth El, and Sodexo to reach out to the greater HWS and Geneva communities and share Jewish culture and cuisine. "Since 10 percent of our campus is Jewish, we wanted to bring that representation to our event by aiming to get 10 percent of the school's tot...  More >>