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Wesleyan Sukkah

Wesleyan Sukkah

The Wesleyan Sukkah is a collaborative project between the Wesleyan Jewish Community, the students of the campus’s Architecture Studio (North Studio) and Prof. Elijah Huge . In 2009 the Sukkah won the Religious Art and Architecture Design Award in the category of Sacred Lanscapes by Faith and Form, an interfaith journal of religious art and architecture, and was featured at the 2010 National Convention of the American Institute of Architects.

  • Visit The Wesleyan Connection to read more about the student-designed WesSukkah. 
  • Visit YouTube to see a video by Lauren Valention '10 about the making of the Sukkah.

Wesleyan Adult B'nei Mitzvah Project

Adult B'nei Mitzvah Project

Every two years our Jewish community creates a year long customized “Sunday School” to prepare Wesleyan students to become Adult Bnei Mitzvah. Students, faculty and staff teach weekly classes which culminates in a campus wide Spring celebration. Bnei Mitzvah candidates are paired with a student tutor to help them learn Torah reading and Hebrew. This is one of the many ways in which Wesleyan students can form deeper and transformative connections to the Jewish tradition. If you are interested in having an Adult Bnei Mitzvah,pelase contact Rabbi David at dleipziger@wesleyan.edu

Elie Wiesel Visit to Wesleyan

 

Elie Wiesel at Wesleyan

While on campus, Professor and Humanitarian Elie Wiesel spoke at a small gathering for student writers and journalists. He also delivered a campus wide lecture entitled: The Death Penalty and Human Dignity.