KHH Offers Prospective Students Shabbat Experience

AMHERST, MA – Kehillat Hillel Ha’azinu (KHH), the Orthodox student group at the UMass-Amherst Hillel, is welcoming high school seniors and juniors interested in learning more about Jewish life at UMass and the Five Colleges for a Prospective Student Shabbat in Amherst on April 4-5.

For this special Shabbat on campus, Professor Jay Berkovitz, Chair of the Judaic & Near Eastern Studies Department at UMass, will join the community as Scholar-in-Residence.

Regarding the purpose of the weekend, KHH President and UMass sophomore Ariel Rothberg said, “We want to give prospective students the opportunity to see what a Shabbat is like at our campus, and be exposed to the vibrant Jewish community that we have here.”

Prospective students will join in student-led davening, enjoy festive Shabbat meals prepared by students; interact with the OU/JLIC couple, Rabbi Yosi and Sheera Eisen; engage in Torah learning and conversations related to Jewish observance on campus; and receive an informal campus tour.

Prospective students considering the four surrounding colleges in the Five College Consortium, Smith, Mt. Holyoke, Amherst, and Hampshire Colleges, are welcome to participate in KHH Prospective Shabbat.

About Kehillat Hillel Ha’azinu

Kehillat Hillel Ha’Azinu (KHH) is the Orthodox Jewish student organization of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in Amherst, MA. Founded in 2002 and a member group of UMass Hillel, KHH fulfills and furthers the religious, social, and cultural needs of the Orthodox Jewish students of UMass & the Five Colleges.

The 2014 Kehillat Hillel Ha'Azinu Board: (l-r) Secretary/Treasurer Danielle Rothenberg (freshman, NJ), Vice President Nathan Ziegler (junior, Natick, MA), President Ariel Rothberg (sophomore, Springfield, MA), Social Chair Corey Dicker (junior, NJ), and Education Coordinator Yoni Monat (freshman, Sharon, MA).

The 2014 Kehillat Hillel Ha’azinu Board: (l-r) Secretary/Treasurer Danielle Rothenberg (freshman, NJ), Vice President Nathan Ziegler (junior, Natick, MA), President Ariel Rothberg (sophomore, Springfield, MA), Social Chair Corey Dicker (junior, NJ), and Education Coordinator Yoni Monat (freshman, Sharon, MA).

For more information about KHH, please visit umasskhh.org.

Contact

For more information regarding KHH Prospective Students Shabbat, please contact:

Ariel Rothberg, KHH President

arothber@umass.edu

C: (413) 328-0992

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