Sep 3, 2004 — Following a hectic and exhilarating week of orientation, registration and acclimating to college life, students will have an opportunity to spend a rewarding and inspiring Shabbat on campus. Orientation Shabbat is sponsored by the Shabbat Enhancement Program of the Office of Student Affairs.
President Richard M. Joel and Mrs. Joel will join students on the Wilf Campus and Karen Bacon, Dr. Monique C. Katz Dean, Stern College for Women, will be joined on the Beren Campus by deans Ethel Orlian, Zelda Braun and representatives of Student Affairs and the Office of Resident Life.
The Shabbatonim will provide an opportunity to build campus community life, getting to know one another, meeting new friends, re-acquainting with old friends and developing one to one relationships with administrators and staff.
Orientation Shabbat will also be a wonderful learning experience. Dr. Ephraim Kanarfogel, director of the E. Billi Ivry Department of Jewish Studies and Dean Bacon will conduct learning sessions at SCW.
On the Wilf Campus the Shabbaton will strive to recreate the ruach of Israeli yeshivot. Divrei Torah will be given by Rabbi Hershel Schachter, Rabbi Yosef Blau, Rabbi Yitzchok Cohen, and Rabbi Meir Goldwicht. On Friday night, refreshments will be served at a hot cholent “Tish.”