Aggie Jewish Open House a Success

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by Hope Beitchman, Hillel Marketing and Communications Intern

Last weekend Texas A&M Hillel worked with Rohr Chabad, Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, and Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority to kick off our fifth annual Aggie Jewish Open House. The weekend is designed to show high school and prospective students what college life at Texas A&M is really like, and specifically the Jewish life at Texas A&M. The weekend’s events included Shabbat services at Hillel and Chabad, followed by Shabbat dinner at Chabad, where prospective students could experience what Shabbat in Aggieland is really like. After services the prospective students had the opportunity to stay with college students and experience life in college. On Saturday, after Aggieland Saturday, the students met back at Hillel to listen to a Jewish faculty panel, presentations from the Greek Jewish organizations on campus, hear from our Jewish life panel and tour our building. This gave the prospective students a taste of what life here is really like. To wrap up the successful weekend we ended Shabbat with Havdallah and dinner at Hillel, the first of several that Hillel will host this semester. When the weekend was over, all our prospective students left excited about Texas A&M and we left just as excited to have all our prospective Aggies back here soon! If you are interested in Texas A&M please contact Rabbi Matt (rabbimatt@tamuhillel.org) or come visit us next year for Aggie Jewish Open House, or any weekend actually!