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all events are located at the bc [bronfman center] unless otherwise indicated!
meet, greet, & nosh | 12-3pm
Take a break from schlepping boxes for bagels and a schmear: All are welcome! Meet the Bronfman Center fam and get a little taste of Jewish life on campus. rsvp to the event!
shot of 929 torah • 10am
Join our JLIC team & the NYU Kollel for coffee and our daily dose of Tanakh.
presidential pre-game• 11:30am-1pm
Going to the President’s Welcome? Come “pregame” at the Bronfman Center with some snacks and music. We’ll travel to the show together!
candleLIT yoga • 7-8pm
After sitting all day at the Barclay’s Center, come unwind with some candlelit yoga at Bronfman. Stretch your jitters away, enjoy the Jewish zen, and chillax. All levels welcome!
let’s talk about sex, jewishly •10am
Not quite like the Salt and Peppa original, but almost. Come join Rabbi Nikki DeBlosi, NYU’s Reform Rabbi, for a conversation about sex grounded in Jewish text and thought.
jlic brunch • 11am-1pm
Drop in for the best brunch in town and meet the fabulous Rabbi Joe and Corinne, leaders of the Orthodox Community at NYU and educators in the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus.
patio games • 2:30-4pm
Join us for an afternoon recharge at the most beautiful brownstone in the Village. Nosh, play classic lawn games like cornhole, or stay inside for board games.
nyu bronfman AMA •6-8pm
Want to know the inside scoop on being a student at NYU? Ask our student panel anything you want to know but haven’t been able to ask anyone else.
music & mindfulness •9:30am
Start your day centered, refreshed and fully present. Explore Jewish music and mindfulness in a meditation-meets-singy-Reform-services setting. Breakfast to follow.
shot of 929 torah •10am
lower east side schlep•11:30am
Meet us at the Bronfman Center as we explore the Lower East Side’s past and present Jewish life, ending with some delicious eats at at Rabbi Joe and Corinne’s house.
Eat snacks, meet folks, and BYO knitting or other craft projects, plus we’ll provide coloring, friendship bracelets, and vision boards.
tel aviv grill•6-8pm
Join us for some epic Mediterranean food, Israeli music, and friendly energy! You’ll be so entranced that you’ll swear you can feel Tel Aviv’s sand between your toes.
shot of 929 torah • 10am
nasty women study torah •10:30am
Ever wondered what Judaism thinks about Feminism? Join Rabbi Nikki for a conversation about Judaism and Feminism. Coffee and pastries provided.
cookie decorating •2:30-4pm
Get an afternoon sugar rush with some classic cookie decorating and lots of snacking.
the thing about israel •4:30pm
What is it about this place that gets so much attention? Discover where your perspective fits in and how to engage on the topic. All backgrounds, opinions, humans welcome.
mishmar • 7pm
End the week with Torah, chulent & chill at R. Joe + Corinne’s apt - email firstname.lastname@example.org for the address.
oy gay! lady sinagaga’s jewish queer welcome •7-10pm
Whether or not you’re Jewish, whether or not you identify as part of the queer community, you won’t want to miss this Queer Welcome to NYC with this year’s Miss Hell’s Kitchen, Lady Sinagaga. Get your gender on, get your queer on, get your Jewish on. We’re all basically in drag anyway, amirite?
bronfman world cup •11am-2pm
Love watching the World Cup and imagine yourself as Ronaldo? No matter your skill level, come start your weekend with some futbol (soccer)!
shabbat • friday, 8/30
shabbat happy hour • 6:15pm
Come schmooze, chat about your crazy week, and meet new people so you have a friend at services!
shabbat evening services • 7:15pm
Whether it’s your first time or hundredth time our Welcome Week Ambassadors and staff will welcome you with open arms. Reform & Kehilah (traditional egalitarian) services will be held at Bronfman. Orthodox services will be held on the 5th floor of GCASL (238 Thompson Street).
welcome week shabbat dinner • 8:45pm
Join us for the first of Bronfman Center’s free and weekly university-wide Friday night dinners. Roommates and friends welcome! Two locations: egalitarian communities at the Bronfman Center; Orthodox community on the 5th floor at 238 Thompson Street.
dessert reception • 9:30pm @ the bc
shabbat morning services • 9:15am
Services start at 9:15, but if you get there at 10 we promise you won’t be the only one. As always, Bronfman services are student-led, inspiring, reflective, and beautiful. Then travel as a pack to lunch at Rabbi Sarna’s in Gramercy Green.
shabbat lunch with Rabbi Sarna • 12pm
Please join us for a laid-back Shabbat lunch for incoming students, hosted by University Chaplain Rabbi Yehuda Sarna and his wife Dr. Michelle Sarna in their home at Gramercy Green Residence Hall (310 3rd Ave).
mincha & seudah shlishit • 6:50pm
Share in Shabbat’s third meal as we head into our first week at NYU!
egalitarian havdalah @ Rabbi Nikki’s • 7pm
Close out Shabbat with NYU’s Egalitarian community at Rabbi Nikki’s Brooklyn home with her wife and two (adorbs) kids. If you have an instrument, feel free to bring it along. Meet at Bronfman at 7:00 to travel over together.
selichot • 11:30pm-1am
Join us for the city’s most atmospheric seuda shlishit!