nterfaith&Intercultural Shabbat

In United States of Americaby


From 6:00 pm until 8:00pm

Malcolm Rosenberg Hillel Center 710 Toms Creek Rd, Blacksburg, Virginia 24060

Niki Selz / 1 540-951-5397 [email protected]

Hillel at Virginia Tech would like to invite you to join us for a unified celebration of social justice in honor of Avi Schaefer. On Friday, February 24th from 6:00-8:00pm at the Malcolm Rosenberg Hillel Center, we will be hosting an interfaith Shabbat service and interactive dinner, in hope of creating an inclusive space that will allow us to further cross-cultural understanding. 

In a continuation of our efforts from years past we are aiming to create an environment that brings together students of diverse meaning-making lenses and traditions for empowering conversations for social change. This year we hope to include people of even more faiths and cultural backgrounds!

Please join us for an open Shabbat service with texts from multiple faiths and an interactive community meal with guided Ask Big Questions activity.

The night will go as follows:

6:00PM: Services
Please contact Niki at [email protected] if you would like to contribute with a special reading from your faith tradition.

6:30PM: Community Meal
Please contact Emma [email protected] if you have severe food allergy concerns. 

With support from the Avi Schaefer Foundation, we are able to host this opportunity for inclusive dialogue in memory of Avi, a man who valued mutual respect and understanding above all else. You will learn more about Avi and his legacy at this event. Each individual's story holds both inspiration and insight for others, and by honoring both our commonalities and our differences, we can embrace the beauty of what it is to be human.

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact Niki Selz ([email protected]).

Hope to see you there!

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