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Photos & Videos 2009-10

Photos & Videos 2009-10

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8/28/09
Old friendships were strengthened and new ones forged at the Welcome Back Shabbat on Friday, August 28. Hundreds of BU students braved the rain and gathered at the Chabad Center for "cocktails" and shmoozing, followed by candle lighting, Kabbalat Shabbat services and of course Chabad's famous, home cooked, full course dinner. Shabbat lunch and Seudat Shlishit once again saw a full house. A great Shabbat was enjoyed by all ending with Havadalla followed by spirited dancing. An auspicious start to a great year!
Photos by A. Tafet, L. Levertov
8/30/09
Close to 100 Freshmen and Transfer students had a spectacular time at the Freshmen Knock-out Bagel Brunch. Participants enjoyed a delicious bagel brunch including omelets and pancakes. A highlight of the event was icebreaker games that left everyone knowing each other just a little bit better. Students even got to tie-die their own Chabad T-shirt.
Photos by A. Klorman
9/2/09
Hot Sizzling Fun!
There was magic in the air along with the smell of BBQ and the shouts and the laughter. It was Chabad’s annual Welcome Back BBQ and the crowd was positively CRUSHING!
Hundreds (about 400 to be exact) of students turned out to enjoy the great food and the scene. Old friends and new friends reveled in the relaxed atmosphere and the great sense of community.
Photos by A. Kassimir
9/9/09
Challah Baking at Chabad has become such a sensation, that the first workshop of the semester had to be held in the social hall, rather than the kitchen…
Participants had a great time as always; each made their own dough from scratch and learned how to knead and shape it to perfection. Of course, they learned about the great Mitzvah of “taking Challah” and its significance in our tradition.

Students enjoy their well earned Challah on Friday night at Chabad

Photos by Y. Pang
9/10/09
In the spirit of “turning tears into action”, Chabad once again spearheaded the Mitzvah Marathon (initiated in 2002 by Chabad) held at BU each year commemorating the victims of 9/11. A wall of remembrance was erected on which were hung the pictures of victims, each attached to a card which had the student's name & the mitzvah they performed in memory of the victim. Students contributed to various charities, donated blood, made PB & J sandwiches for the homeless, made get well cards for children in hospitals & holiday cards for Jewish troops, donned tefillin, said prayers, & pledged to conserve energy among other mitzvah options.

The event was co-sponsored by Hillel & JHP.
9/13/09
Nothing is as delicious as a fresh, picked off of the tree, NY State apple unless it’s picking and eating the apples with good friends!
Over fifty students participated in Chabad’s annual Fall apple picking event and many came back to the Chabad Center to turn their apples into scrumptious Kugel and cake.
9/15/09
The fourteenth Annual Piaker Memorial Lecture featured Zvi Bielski, son of Zus Bielski, who spoke on Courage begins with an Act of Defiance, sharing memories and tales of bravery in the face of unfathomable horror.
Students joined the local community members who turned out in record number to hear from Zvi Bielski.
Photos by Y. Pang
9/16/09
What a crowd, what a vibe, what a fun program! Over 65 women took part in the first Ladies Nite Out in honor of Rosh Chodesh and enjoyed a Sushi Making demo and tasting along with learning about Rosh Chodesh and Rosh Hashana. There is nothing like female bonding!

Photos by A. Kassimir
9/28/09
Over 300 students participated in the Chabad services on campus throughout the holiday of Yom Kippur. After the blowing of the Shofar, students (as hungry as they were) prayed Maariv, the evening service, heard Havdallah and only then enjoyed the break fast together with Hilell in the Old Union Lobby!
Way to go- guys! You really did start the year off on the right foot!

Photos by T. Pace

10/4-9/09
Despite the inclement weather hundreds of students turned out to eat in the
Chabad Sukkah even if it was only Kiddush and Hamotzi we managed for the first night...We had some beautiful meals in the Sukkah, joined by fellow Alumni. Sukkahs were also ubiquitous on campus with a Sukkah Mobile and two pop up Sukkahs strategically dotting the landscape bringing mitzos on the spot for
Students on the Go! Hundreds of students shook and blessed over the lulov and Etrog each day of the holiday.

Photos by Y. Pang
10/7/09
Hundreds of students filled the Chabad Sukkah for an outstanding evening of great food, music and fun. Mouth watering Ribs and sides, music by "Murray Hill" & spontaneous dancing, plus good old fashioned shmoozing had everyone agreeing that this is one of the funnest Jewish events at BU.

Photos by A. Kassimir
10/12/09
You can never start too early when it comes to ensuring financial security. Mr. Harold Sasnowitz, financial adviser, gave an informative presentation and helpful tips on how to work towards this goal.
10/16-18/09
Hundreds of students from across the Northeastern region joined BU’s Jewish community for the first Intercollegiate Chabad on Campus Shabbaton hosted by the Chabad Center at BU. The Shabbaton which included sumptuous meals (awesome Friday night with 500 in attendance), stimulating workshops and talks, a really cool mega event with Murray Hill & a mind reader, and powerful farewell brunch with Tamir Goodman aka the Jewish Jordan was enjoyed by all. Yasher Koach to the great student leadership and committees whose hard work made it all happen.
Photos by A. Kassimir, T. Pace & A. Lucia
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10/16-18/09
Hundreds of students from across the Northeastern region joined BU’s Jewish community for the first Intercollegiate Chabad on Campus Shabbaton hosted by the Chabad Center at BU. The Shabbaton which included sumptuous meals (awesome Friday night with 500 in attendance), stimulating workshops and talks, a really cool mega event with Murray Hill and a mind reader, and powerful farewell brunch with Tamir Goodman aka the Jewish Jordan was enjoyed by all. Yasher Koach to the great student leadership and committees whose hard work made it all happen.
Photos by A. Kassimir, T. Pace & A. Lucia
10/28/09
Measuring and mixing, kneading and braiding...Baking challah is fun and delicious too!
A great time was had by all.
10/19/09
In honor of Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan participants of Girls Nite Out enjoyed a yummy health bar, as well as delicious smoothies. After learning about Rachel Imeinu (Our Mother) & her devotion to her children - the Jewish people, the girls cleared their minds with a Yoga session.

Photos by A. Kassimir
11/4/09
Got Dough? Get it at Challah Baking!
The Challah Baking workshop was loads of fun for happy participants who
learned how to mix, knead, shape and bake one of the world's greatest
wonders: Fresh, home made Challah.

Participants also learned about --and a
few performed --the great Mitvah of "taking Challah."

Many students enjoyed their work on Friday night at Shabbat dinner.

Photos by Y. Pang
11/8/09
A group of intrepid souls trekked out for a day of intense paintball action!

Students had a great time at R & M paintballing; the weather was great, the field was nice and an awesome time was enjoyed by all!
11/17/09
Girls Nite out for the month of Kislev featured fun, fun and more fun with candle making, delicious fresh donuts and latke frying!
Students learned some interesting facts about the story of Chanukah and it's connection to women, as well as the significance of candles.
Here comes the festival of lights and many calories!

Photos by Y. Pang & A. Klorman
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