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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 time to see friends, eating a well-balanced meal, writing in a … Continue reading

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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 ~65-80. For the larger Shabbats, we have about 150 students … Continue reading

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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 look back at the semester, appreciate the … Continue reading

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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 topic: the community’s connection to the sale of 272 slaves in 1838, the … Continue reading

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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 that, this panel was special in that it was the first … Continue reading

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