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Bear Beginnings & FYSH FreshFest

Bear Beginnings 2017

MOVE-IN DAY
Thursday, August 24, 9:00am - 3:30pm | South 40 Clocktower
Visit Hillel during move-in day at our table with other religious organizations on campus. Stop by to meet our staff members and student leaders and learn about Jewish life on campus.

OPEN HOUSE & BUILDING TOUR
Friday, August 25, 3:00 - 5:00pm | Hillel Building
Meet the Hillel staff and tour our beautiful house! Light refreshments will be served.

BEAR BEGINNINGS SHABBAT SERVICES
Friday, August 25, 5:00 - 5:30pm | Hillel Building
Join us for your choice of services to usher in Shabbat at WashU! For information about services, please check back here closer to Bear Beginnings.

BEAR BEGINNINGS SHABBAT DINNER
Friday, August 25, 5:30 - 7:30pm | Hillel Building
First year students and their families are invited to celebrate Shabbat with a festive, kosher dinner! Free for first years, $12 for family members. No reservations required, but avoid the lines by pre-registering here by Friday at noon.

SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE
Saturday, August 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm | Hillel Building
Join us for a light breakfast and a lively student-led Shabbat morning service. For information about services, please check Hillel’s website at washuhillel.org/bearbeginnings.

SHABBAT LUNCH
Saturday, August 26, 12:30pm | Chabad on Campus, 7018 Forsyth Blvd.
Shabbat lunch at WashU is a tradition long held by the Jewish student body. Join in our weekly Shabbat lunch rotation between Hillel & Chabad with a special kick-off joint lunch hosted by both organizations at Chabad.

FYSH FreshFest

FYSH FRESHFEST: ZOO ADVENTURE
Monday, September 4, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Join your friends and meet other Jewish first years on a trip to the St. Louis Zoo on Labor Day! This will be a unique opportunity to get to know other students, learn about Jewish life on campus, and have a special chance to explore the Zoo, rain or shine! Register at washuhillel.org/freshfest.

FYSH APPLEFEST
Sunday, September 10, 1:00 - 3:00pm | Meet at Hillel Building
Join FYSH for apple picking at Eckert’s Family Farms! This outing is a great way to meet other Jewish first years and get into the fall spirit before Rosh Hashanah. Bus provided to and from the orchard. Check our Facebook event to reserve your spot by Wednesday, September 6.

FIRST YEAR SHABBAT DINNER
Friday, September 15, Services at 5:45pm, dinner at 7:00pm | Hillel Building
Celebrate one of our first Shabbats together as a new community. Come together for prayer, great food and wonderful conversations as we look ahead to our new semester. This event is sponsored by FYSH, but all class years are welcome!

MIDTERMS STUDY BREAK BRUNCH
Sunday, October 8, 10:00am – 12:00pm| Bear’s Den
Need a break from studying and love brunch? Join first years and sophomores for some great food in BD and a relaxing break.