A Recap of Holocaust Awareness Week at CSU

Last week, from Monday, February 20th to Friday, February 24th, we remembered those who survived and perished during the Holocaust throughout CSU’s 20th Annual Holocaust Awareness Week.  Events included a guest speaker, a movie, and the amazing story of Mrs. Fanny Starr, a 95-year-old Holocaust Survivor.  On Monday, February 20th, Bruce Wasserman, a local Jewish […]

Jewish Soul Food Shabbat

This past week was Holocaust Awareness week at CSU.  We had a week filled with learning about the past through literature, film and hearing a survivor speak first hand, and we remembered those who perished. For Shabbat this week, we will be ending with Jewish Soul Food. We don’t mourn on Shabbat, so we will […]

CSU Holocaust Awareness Week: Movies

On Tuesday, February 21st, CSU had their second Holocaust Awareness event.  Students screened, The Pianist, a movie about a pianist and his fight for survival during the Holocaust.  In a previous post, it was explained that post-Holocaust literature plays an important part in documenting what many people went through. Storytelling was their way of being able […]

A Successful Avi Schaefer Shabbat

Last Friday, we celebrated Avi Schaefer’s life at our Interfaith Shabbat. We welcomed our co-hosts, the Muslim Student Association (MSA), into our home at Hillel.  Throughout the night, we hosted about 53 people. We all enjoyed chicken and tofu stir fry with rice and vegetables on the side, cooked by members of both Hillel and MSA. […]

CSU Holocaust Awareness Week: Literature

  On Monday, February 20th, Colorado State University kicked off their 20th annual Holocaust Awareness Week with local Jewish author, Bruce Wasserman. He gave a lecture titled, “The Breach Beyond the Dark: Literature and the Holocaust,” and spoke about the importance of post-Holocaust literature. Post-Holocaust literature became a way for many authors who went through the Holocaust […]

Avi Schaefer Interfaith Shabbat

For the past few years, Hillel has been very passionate about teaming up with other faith organizations on campus for events.  We have cohosted Better Together Day, Abrahamic Hospitality Nights during Sukkot, Interfaith Thanksgiving, and an annual Avi Schaefer Interfaith Shabbat, which will be this Friday, February 17th.  We are excited that this Shabbat will be […]

We’re More Sustainable!

Last Friday was an exciting Shabbat for Hillel.  We celebrated Tu B’Shevat, the New Year for trees.  Tu B’Shevat is a very eco-friendly holiday, so it was the perfect Shabbat to show off our most recent accomplishment–we got real plates in our meat kitchen! This is a huge step from the paper plates we would […]