Jewish Cultural Celebration

Jewish Cultural Celebration 2022

November 14 – 18, 2022

שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם

Jewish Cultural Celebration Kickoff

Monday, November 14  |  5 pm  |  Dining at the Top of the UC

Join the Jewish Student Association for a themed dinner in the University Center.  We’ll tell you about our upcoming events for the Jewish Cultural Celebration!

Challah Night

Tuesday, November 15  |  6:30 pm  |  Chandler Ballroom A/B, Cedric Rucker University Center

RSVP for Challah Night

Learn how to make the delicious, braided bread that is a staple at weekly dinners in a Jewish household. 

Jewish Cultural Celebration Major Speaker:  Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn

Thursday, November 17  |  7 pm  |  Chandler Ballroom C, Cedric Rucker University Center

Woman wearing a blue business suit smiling with arms crossed in front of a blurry natural backgroundEileen Filler-Corn served as the 56th Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates. She was the first woman in the 400-year history of Virginia’s legislature to serve as Speaker. Today, she continues to serve her community and Commonwealth in the House of Delegates fighting on behalf of her constituents and all Virginians.

Representing the 41st House District, which includes portions of Fairfax County, Eileen’s passion for service shines through her tireless work to make the Commonwealth of Virginia a better place to live, work, and raise a family. Her commitment to improving the lives of her neighbors is what drove her to run for the House of Delegates.

In her more than a decade of service in the House of Delegates, Eileen has been a listener and problem solver, delivering results that move her community forward and advocating for everyone equally regardless of background, circumstance, or ideology. She has introduced, championed, and passed legislation that has made Virginia a safer, stronger, and more equal Commonwealth.


Friday, November 18  |  5 pm  | Chandler Ballroom C, Cedric Rucker University Center

RSVP for Shabbat

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. Conclude our week of celebration and learn about Shabbat with all its different traditions! 

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

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