Jewish Heritage Week on the PLV Campus kicks off on May 2 with a Holocaust Remembrance Day. A presentation will be shown in Kessel from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. That evening, at 9:00 p.m. in Butcher Suite, Chabad, MADP, and GSA will be showing Paper Clips, an award-winning documentary about a Tennessee middle school class whose project to collect six million paper clips, each representing a human life lost in the Holocaust, gains worldwide attention. View the trailer.
On May 3, head to the Golstein Aerobics Room for some Israeli Dancing and Zumba. And on May 4, from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in Gottesman, Chabad will host a Jews Around the World dinner, celebrating Jewish diversity and educating the students about Jews all over different parts of the world. Harriet Bograd, the president and treasurer of Kulanu, a nonprofit that supports dispersed and emerging Jewish communities around the world, will be speaking and Jewish foods will be served.
On May 5, get your Bagels N Schmear from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Kessel Well. And spend May 7 on the Gottesman Patio relaxing on blankets as Chabad hosts Havdalah Under the Stars from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. featuring songs, s’mores, and more! Havdalah is the Jewish ceremony that is observed at the end of Shabbat on Saturday nights to usher in the new week. Traditions include saying prayers over a special candle, wine (or grape juice) and a spice box, as well as singing songs. Students who play guitar are invited to bring them along for a sing-along after the ceremony!
Finally, on May 9 head to Shirley Beth’s Way for the Israel Independence Day celebration featuring Israeli food, music, and dancing.