Abbe Center Hosts "Green Shabbat"

This Friday, Jan. 29, the Abbe Center for Jewish Life invites students to attend a special-themed version of its weekly dinner program, titled "Green Shabbat." In collaboration with the Office of Sustainability and the HWS EcoRep organization, the dinner will promote Jewish culture and its commitment to caring for the environment. The "Green Shabbat" event coincides with the celebration of Tu B'S...  More >>

Celebrate Hanukkah at the Abbe Center

The Abbe Center for Jewish Life will host a series of events and activities to celebrate Hanukkah, which runs from Sunday, Dec. 6 through Monday, Dec. 14. From latkes and jelly donuts to dreidel competitions and a brisket dinner, each night will include a candle lighting followed by a special event to observe the holiday. "Our nightly programs provide students with a ‘home away from home' where t...  More >>

The March 2016 Info Sessions Announced

Information sessions for participation in The March: Bearing Witness to Hope trip -- a biannual student leadership program and mission to Germany and Poland -- will be held on the HWS campus in November. Led by Holocaust scholars and Holocaust survivors who play an integral part in the program as they travel and engage with trip participants, The March 2016 is scheduled from May 16 to 25. Approxi...  More >>

Interim Director of Abbe Center Named

Hobart and William Smith Colleges have named Julianne H. Miller as interim director of the Abbe Center for Jewish Life and Hillel adviser. Miller, who is director of education at Temple Beth-El in Geneva and a teacher at Hillel Community Day School in Rochester, succeeds Lorinda Weinstock P'01, who after many years of service to the HWS community, particularly its Jewish students, retired in Dece...  More >>

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 >>



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