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Yeshiva University Chanukah Programs and Activities Heat Up on Campus  

Yeshiva University students and staff are gearing up for this year’s exciting Chanukah programming. A highlight of the fall semester, the holiday brings everyone together in celebration of the ancient Israelites’ victory over the Greeks and the single jug of oil that lasted them for eight days. Singing, dancing and plenty of good food will mark this special occasion as the YU community commemorates Jewish history and the wondrous miracles that occurred so long ago.

Here is a roundup of some of the events and activities happening on campus:

December 13, 8 p.m.: Beren Campus Chagigah – Gone Campin’

The students of Stern College for Women and the Sy Syms School of Business will experience the “great outdoors” at this camping-themed chagigah in the Koch Auditorium on the Israel Henry Beren Campus. The event will feature a DJ, food, giveaways and plenty of camp activities to satisfy a longing for those sun-filled summer days. According to Torah Activities Council President Temimah Kanarfogel, “The Chanukah chagigah is the chance for the entire Beren Campus to come together and celebrate Hanukkah on a communal level. Everyone is extended an invitation to come and experience the pure joy of Hanukkah, through dancing, singing and eating together.”

December 17, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Not Just for Kids… A Chanukah Program at the Yeshiva University Museum

Celebrate Chanukah with an afternoon of activities for artists, music lovers and history buffs of all ages. For schedule and more information, visit www.yumuseum.org/programs.

December 18, 11 a.m.: Undergraduate Torah Studies Chagigah

Join rabbis, mashgichim, roshei yeshiva and friends for a morning of dancing and ruach [spirit] in the Max Stern Athletic Center. Latkes and donuts will be served.

December 18, 4:15 p.m.: A Taste of Chanukah (Beren Campus)

Dr. Ari Berman, President of Yeshiva University, will join YU staff to discuss the meaning of Chanukah. Latkes and donuts will be served and dreidel played in Yagoda Commons.

December 18, 7 p.m.: ChanukahFest: Surf’s Up

YU undergraduate student councils present the annual ChanukahFest in the Max Stern Athletic Center. This year promises an evening of beach-themed carnival games and “fun in the sun.” According to Yeshiva Student Union President Zach Sterman, “ChanukahFest is a great opportunity to take it easy before finals, have fun and celebrate Chanukah with students from both undergraduate campuses.”

December 20, 1 p.m.: A Taste of Chanukah (Wilf Campus)

Dr. Ari Berman, President of Yeshiva University, will join YU staff to discuss the meaning of Chanukah. Latkes and donuts will be served and dreidel played in Weissberg Commons.

Keep up to date with all Yeshiva University events at www.yu.edu/events.

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