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Tu B'Shevat Celebrated

January 26, 2002

This past Friday we celebrated Tu B'Shevat, the Jewish New Year of Trees, at the Multicultural Center. With a record turnout for a Shabbat dinner, we held a beautiful service involving eating fruits and nuts from various regions around the world. Many students also planted flowers and small plants following the seder and dinner, which will hopefully blossom within the next few weeks -- providing us in Maine with some new greenery during the cold winter.

Happy Hanukkah

December 10, 2001

Last Friday, Kerry Maloney threw a wonderful Hanukkah party at her home in Auburn. Nearly fifty people showed up. We ate delicious latkes, noodle kugel, and desserts. We also played some highly competetive games of dreidel and had our annual Hanukkah gift exchange. Last night, we met at the multicultural center to light candles and say Hanukkah blessings. We'll continue to light candles together each night until we go home for recess. Have a happy Hanukkah.


Welcome back from break!

October 22, 2001

We hope that everyone had a great time over Fall Break! Shabbat was certainly lonely here on campus. Can't wait to see you all this Friday at Shabbat dinner.


Bates JCC/Colby Hillel Concert Swap

October 13, 2001

After seeing many of our Colby friends at the Counting Crows concert here at Bates on Thursday night, we were invited by the Colby Hillel to join them at the G-Love and Special Sauce conert at Colby and to spend the night after. What a great two days of music!


Colby Joins Bates for Sukkah Sleepout

October 6, 2001

After our weekly Shabbat Dinner, members of the Bates JCC and the Colby College Hillel spent the night celebrating the harvest festival of Sukkot by camping underneath our sukkah. Activities included a rousing game of cards and a visit by a friendly squirrel. Thanks for joining us, Colby!


Celebrate Bates! Weekend - Wholesome Fun For All

October 2, 2001

Hi Mom! Hi Stacey! Everyone got to see their parents this past weekend, and we had the chance to visit with some alums from days of old. The weekend began with a HUGE Shabbat Dinner (attended by over 125 people) and the food was delicious as always. Thanks Commons. On Sunday we had a bagel brunch and then went outside and built a beautiful Sukkah to end the weekend. Happy Sukkot. It was wonderful to get to see everyone.


JCC Celebrates High Holidays

A huge number of Bates students come to celebrate the High Holidays this year. We attended services at Temple Shalom in Auburn, Congregation Bet Ha'am in Portland, and at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. We also held a Rosh Hashannah dinner and a Yom Kippur BreakFast meal, which were both very well attended... and delicious, of course. The Breakfast featured Jen's mom's recipe for noodle kugel! yummmm... Shana Tovah. May everyone have a peaceful and sweet New Year.