News for all Dartmouth’s Jews
Events and Announcements (see details below):
- Purim Ball TONIGHT
- Professor Peter Lanfer is back for spring and teaching two Jewish studies classes
- Purim Megillah Reading with UVJC on Wednesday at 6:30
- Megillah Reading in the Roth Center @ 8 pm on Wednesday and Another on Thursday
Reminder of Weekly Events in the JEWNIVERSE:
On Monday, March 5th:
- No regular meetings or dinner! Instead, Purim Ball at 8:00pm, costumes greatly encouraged. Open bar for 21+ and delicious snacks for everyone!
On Tuesday, March 6th:
- Tuesday night Torah Study 8pm at the Roth Center with Rabbi
On Wednesday, March 7th:
- Jews and Java from 3-5pm in town at the Dartmouth Bookstore
On Thursday, March 8th:
- Hebrew Lunch will be from 1-2pm at the Hop
- @ 6pm Jew Crew Meeting at the Roth Center.
On Friday, March 9th:
- @ 6pm Friday night services will be led by Ariel Wertheim and Asher Mayerson will give the d’var.
- @7pm Friday night dinner cooked by the lovely UJVC staff to give the students a break for finals week. Let’s give them all a JEWiant thanks!!!
The Purim Ball March 5th:
Hillel is throwing a Purim Ball in Fuel on March 5th. It will be a costume party and will have tons of free food! There is an open bar for 21+. Music will be provided by DJ RyCo. So get your costume and get ready for a great time!
Professor Peter Lanfer is back for spring and teaching two Jewish studies classes:
I’m happy to report that I’ll be back in Hanover this spring semester teaching two classes in Jewish Studies and Religious Studies. One class is a history of the city of Jerusalem in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic religious perspectives. The course will examine the archaeology and architecture of the city as well as the city as a religious construct in the Bible and Koran. The other course is on Jewish history and literature from the end of the Babylonian exile until medieval Jewish mysticism. This course will cover the main bodies of Jewish literature (Bible, Mishnah, Talmud, Midrash), but also the literature that arose on the fringes of Jewish religious life including: the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish magical texts and devices, messianic literature (both prior to and during the rabbinic movement), and apocalyptic texts from the Jewish Pseudepigrapha.
Purim Megillah Reading with UVJC on Wednesday at 6:30
Purim Megilah reading with the UVJC and Hebrew School at 6:30 at the Roth Center on Wednesday – some sections in English, some in Hebrew and some performed as skits!
Megillah Reading in the Roth Center @ 8 pm on Wednesday and Another on Thursday
The Roth Center will be hosting a Megillah reading on Wedneday at 8:00pm. Snacks, including Hamantashens, will be provided. The Roth Center will host another reading on Thursday, with the time yet to be decided.
Of the week….
JEW OF THE WEEK
This week’s Jews of the Week are the team members of the Houston Beren Academy, who made it all the way to Texas’ state basketball finals this past week. Who says Jews aren’t good athletes? For more information on this Orthodox Jewish school’s winning basketball team, please go to: <http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/03/02/3780066/houston-orthodox-jewish-school.html>
GOOD GOY OF THE WEEK
Just because Bill Nye (the Science Guy) is awesome, he is the Good Goy of the Week this week. He recently came out with a video about what people would say to aliens, if they could ever talk to them. Check it Out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL1C-WoKuIk&feature=player_embedded
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
For the last jokes of the week of this term, I thought why stray from the classic cheesy jokes. I chose some good school themed ones in honor of finals week:
Question: Why was the ghost of Anne Boleyn always running after the ghost of Henry VIII?
Answer: She was trying to get ahead!
Question: Who invented King Arthur’s round table?
Answer: Sir Cumference!
Teacher: Did your parents help you with these homework problems?
Pupil: No I got them all wrong by myself!
This is Rachel Funk, blitz me with any comments, questions, or concerns.
Good luck with all of your exams and see you next term!