For the first time ever, Temple JHP has surpassed their “Shabbat for 100” by a landslide! Lead interns decided to challenge themselves by making this semester’s goal Shabbat for 144 (Eight times chai). Well man, did they succeed! 180 Temple students attended last Friday’s dinner. Prayers, laughs, and delicious foods were shared across the room of Morgan D301. Rabbi Kantor and his wife, Chanie, were elated to have such an energized and kind crowd. Students absolutely loved Chanie’s food and adored the ice breakers the lead interns led in the midst of dessert. Through and through, it was an unbelievable night. Now we’re looking forward to seeing how we can make next semester’s event even more successful!
As Temple JHP intern, Saul Shaaltiel, noted, “Shabbat for 144 was an event which provided Jewish students on campus the opportunity to celebrate Shabbat with friends, meet new ones, and have a delicious home cooked meal. The dinner was a great time filled with games and laughter. I have been a part of JHP since attending Temple, and have never been a part of a Shabbat dinner where I felt so much at home. This event means a lot for the Jewish community on campus because it helped form new relationships which will hopefully have a lasting impact.”
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