Fall 2010

• Rabbi's Reflections
Rabbi Ira Schiffer
Rabbi Ira Schiffer reflects on Jewish life at Middlebury as he enters his 10th year as associate chaplain. read more
• Jewish Studies: Ascendant at Middlebury

Robert Schine, Curt C. and Else Silberman Professor of Jewish Studies, takes a look at innovative student research in Jewish studies and other high points of the past year. read more
• Evolving Religious Identities

How do students decide to become part of the Middlebury Jewish community? Laurel Gray '10 decided to find out; she delved into this topic for her senior thesis. read more
• My Passover in China

When Danny Metzger-Traber '11 decided to study abroad in Kunming, China, he promised himself that he would find a way to celebrate Passover there. That turned out to be a tall order. read more
• Leaving Middlebury

Alex Schloss '09.5 sees many similarities between the first Exodus and leaving Middlebury after graduation. read more
• The Power of Ten

Why 10 students got together to talk almost every Thursday night for a year. Jacob Udell '12 explains. read more

After-Dinner Mugging (for the camera)

Members and friends of Havurah hosted a delicious lasagna supper for the community at the Congregational Church, in March. An enthusiastic crew of Hillel members assisted with the preparations, cooking, serving, and cleaning up afterwards.


Pictured here:
Back row, left to right
:Adina Marx-Arpadi '13, Jacob Udell '12, Zach Fenster '12, Kaitlin Ofman '10, Sarafina Midzik '11, Alex Schloss '09.5, Maya Barzilai '13. Front: Mori Rothman '11

Be in Touch

We thank the Chaplain’s Office, College Advancement, Endowment for Jewish Life, Rabbi Ira J. Schiffer, Nadia Schreiber ’12, and Dina R. Wolkoff ’88 for the help and resources that have made this newsletter possible.

If you would like to support Jewish Life at Middlebury, please contact Dina Wolkoff at 802.443.5552 or dwolkoff@middlebury.edu.

For more information about Middlebury Hillel, please visit the Hillel website at http://community.middlebury.edu/~hillel.