Our first event of the semester is a delightful invitation - from the Jewish community at the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale - to our Hindu community at Yale. We have been invited to the Rabbi Richard Israel Shabbat Table hosted by Rabbi Jason Rubenstein, Howard M. Holtzmann Jewish Chaplain at Yale.
Shabbat is the Hebrew word for Sabbath and it is a day dedicated to rest and reflection and sharing meals with family. Shabbat typically lasts a few minutes before sunset on Friday to an hour after sunset on Saturday. I know we can all relate to the joy of relaxing with our loved ones while enjoying delicious food and the grounding that prayer offers.
At this dinner we will sit together and Rabbi Jason will lead the prayers. His bio can be found here. The prayers precede the dinner, are in Hebrew, and translations and transliterations will be provided on laminated cards. If you would like to see them ahead of time then email Dr. Shipman. We will then enjoy a delicious meal and spirited conversation. The dinner will last approximately an hour.
Our hosts have generously offered to make this dinner free for Graduate and Professional students. Yale college students can swipe their IDs per usual. If you are not an undergrad or G&P student, you can still join us; dinner is $15.51 and payable with a credit card.
Please email Dr. Asha Shipman by Tuesday January 22nd if you would like to attend so our hosts can reserve enough table space.