Jewish Cultural Celebration

Jewish Cultural Celebration 2016

November 2 to 14, 2016

Jewish Cultural Celebration Keynote Speaker: Chef Todd C. Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray

Monday, November 7 | 6 p.m. | Chandler Ballroom, University Center

Chef Todd C. Gray, a native of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Ellen Kassoff Gray showcase their passion for food and hospitality at their Equinox restaurant in Washington, D.C.  The White House has recognized the Grays for their dedication to promoting healthy lifestyles for elementary students and their families. In their cookbook, The New Jewish Table, the Grays will tell us how they melded their culinary and personal lives to create meaningful family traditions. The most important place in a Jewish home is the kitchen.  Refreshments will be provided.


Bingo with JSA/Hillel

Tuesday, November 8 | 8 p.m. | The Underground, Lee Hall

Bingo is one of the most popular Campus Programing Board events, and now you can attend bingo sponsored and called by members of the Jewish Student Association! Come have a ball with us, and win themed prizes.


“Kerpow! Jewish American Artists and the Golden Age of Comics.”

Wednesday, November 9 | 5 p.m. | Lee Hall, room 412

During the Great Depression, a cadre of Jewish American artists created a new genre–the comic book. These illustrated stories, which helped audiences escape from the country’s economic downturn and pending war overseas, have become timeless classics that we all know and love.


Ask A Jew: The Jewish Experience in America

Thursday, November 10 | 5 p.m. | Colonnade Room, University Center

Ever had a question about Judaism, Jews or Jewish life? Attend a panel where Jewish students will answer your questions about religion, culture, beliefs, and growing up Jewish in America. We will do our best to give thorough replies informed by our personal experiences.


Shabbat Dinner

Friday, November 11 | 5 p.m. | Maple Room, University Center, 4th floor

Cost: 1 meal swipe ; Flex $6.00; Cash/Credit/EagleOne $11.80 + tax

The Sabbath is the day of rest for the Jewish community. It begins at sundown on Friday and continues until three stars appear in the sky on Saturday night.  During this time, Jews abstain from labor of any kind and spend the day with families and friends.  Traditionally, Jewish families commence the Sabbath with a Shabbat dinner on Friday night.  Come and enjoy a traditional Shabbat dinner and learn more about this time-honored weekly tradition.

For more information, please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044.