Archive: Jewish

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Prison Scholars Program: Teaching Jewish Wisdom for a Broken World 

Recently, Georgetown University’s Prison Scholars Program at the DC Jail received a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand the program and begin…

January 9, 2020


Finding Community with Jewish Life at Georgetown

Shaun Ho is a sophomore majoring in Regional and Comparative Studies. Before coming to Georgetown, I never imagined I would be involved in any aspect of Jewish life in college.…

January 16, 2018


Jewish Life thrilled to welcome Rabbinic Fellow Benjamin Barer to the Hilltop

Ask any senior involved with Jewish Life to reflect on their time at Georgetown, and they will say that the community has grown, Shabbat attendance has quadrupled in size, and…

November 1, 2017


Walls and Inscriptions

Paige Harouse, a Theology and Arabic double major and student worker for the Office of Campus Ministry, is spending her junior year in Amman, Jordan and Jerusalem, Israel. In…

September 28, 2017


Finding Nachas at the Jewish Life Retreat

Something we love talking about here at Georgetown is “cura personalis,” or care of the whole person. What exactly does this mean? For some, it refers to self-care: taking…

March 3, 2017


The Intersection of Music and Shabbat

In my four years as the music leader for the Georgetown Jewish community, I have seen Jewish life grow and prosper. Our Shabbat attendance has quadrupled, from 15-20 people to -…

January 9, 2017


My Penultimate Jewish Life Retreat

The semi-annual Jewish retreat is always an event I look forward to. Georgetown often gets a bit too hectic, and disconnecting from it for 28 hours is a great way of stopping to…

December 8, 2016


Jewish Community Looks to 272

As members of Georgetown’s Jewish community gathered for Rosh Hashanah services Oct. 3 and Oct. 4, Andrew Meshnick (COL ’17) delivered a sermon on a seemingly unrelated: …

October 14, 2016


Georgetown University Chaplains Reflect on Jesuit Values at New Student Orientation

Moderating the inaugural “NSO Jesuit Values Panel” was a very special honor for me. After all, who wouldn’t want to hang out with our amazing chaplains? But apart from, …

October 4, 2016


A New Aron Kodesh, a Torah Ark, for Jewish Life

I began working as a part of Jewish Life in Campus Ministry at Georgetown about one month ago. One of the first stops on the tour of places I had to see was Makóm, the space in…

September 28, 2016