Students Celebrate Traditions and Customs of Hanukkah

High Point University Hanukkah Dinner

DSC_8488HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 8, 2014 – HPU’s Jewish student population shared their faith and holiday traditions with the HPU community during the annual Hanukkah dinner on Dec. 5.

“It’s important to share your faith with others and experience other faiths,” said Jordan Weiss, a student leader of HPU’s Hillel chapter.

As Weiss and other Hillel members addressed the crowd, they read the story of Hanukkah and recited a prayer in Hebrew. Students in attendance were served traditional Jewish food, including matzo ball soup and potato latkes, as they dined together and discussed the meaning of their faiths.

DSC_8515“The purpose of Hillel is to spread knowledge of our culture and traditions,” said Weiss. “I come from an inter-faith marriage and enjoy acknowledging all of the holidays together.”

This year, Hanukkah begins at sundown on Dec. 16 and lasts through Dec. 24. The university holds the Hanukkah dinner for the entire campus community every year and lights a Menorah on campus as well.

 

 

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