Fairfield University Bennett Center for Judaic Studies celebrates the Jewish New Year


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Image: Jewish New YearWhen: Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  

What: Fairfield University's Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies invites the campus community to celebrate the Jewish New Year.

Where: Donnarumma Hall, Room 245, the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies.

Who: All Fairfield students, faculty, staff and friends are invited for cake, apples, honey and other foods associated with Rosh Hashanah. The event is being sponsored by Fairfield University's undergraduate Judaic Studies Program, the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies, and KADIMA, a student club whose purpose is to make visible Jews and Jewish life on campus, provide support for Jewish students, and also promote awareness of Jewish culture around campus.

Background: The Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies at Fairfield University was established in 1994 and is directed by Ellen M. Umansky, Ph.D., the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Professor of Judaic Studies. Gavriel Rosenfeld, Ph.D., serves as director of the Judaic Studies Program. The major objective of the program, which is within the Department of Religious Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, is to provide a variety of courses that will deepen students' knowledge and understanding of Jewish faith, history and culture. To learn more about the Bennett Center's events and programs, please visit http://www.fairfield.edu/judaic/index.html or call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2066.     

Image: Dr. Ellen Umansky, director of the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies, gathers with students at the Jewish New Year celebration in 2009.

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on September 13, 2010

Vol. 43, No. 43