Hillel students observe Sukkot, learn about Jewish chaplains

On September 25, the Hillel students had dinner in Josh Goodman’s Sukkah located near the University of Louisville campus. Last year, Goodman received a grant from Birthright Next for the materials needed to build the sukkah, and he was able to use them again this year.

The group lit candles and recited the Kiddush and Motzi to welcome the holiday of Shemini Atzeret. They also had the opportunity to shake the lulav.

Students enjoyed a Mediterranean dinner from Shiraz, then played the Jewish version of Apples to Apples.

A sukkah was also erected on the Bellarmine University campus and was open to all.

Lunch and Learn
On Monday October 14, Rabbi Danny Goldman spoke to Hillel students about his work as a Chaplain in the U.S. Army. The students asked many questions, ranging from the requirements to become a chaplain to maintaining his Orthodox level of observance on army bases.

Rabbi Goldman’s wife, Michall, prepared a kosher lunch. The event was held in the Hillel office at U of L.

The U of L Hillel president is Bailey Haskell and the vice president is Josh Goodman. The Bellarmine Hillel president is Brian Roberts.

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