Major/Academic plan: Accounting and studying abroad in Italy next semester
Favorite Jewish food: “Matzo ball soup, but like my mom’s matzo ball soup, not store bought. Or a bagel with lox is always good.”
Current guilty pleasure song: “‘Our Own House’ by MisterWives or ‘Stitches’ by Shawn Mendes - those two are definitely my most played songs lately.”
At last year’s Rock Chalk Shabbat, Seldin didn’t get to see much of the event because she was working behind the scenes, so this year she is excited to be able to experience the whole thing.
“I’m most looking forward to watching everyone leave services and flood into the ballroom for dinner and getting to see everyone be together and all of the work pay off,” Seldin said.
Seldin started coming to Hillel as a way to interact with a different group of people that she didn’t get to see otherwise. Her freshman year, she didn’t get the opportunity to know many Jewish students from her dorm or her sorority, so coming to Hillel gave her that community.
“After my first semester at KU, I went on Birthright with Hillel and it showed me that I was missing a huge part of my life at KU by not being involved at Hillel,” Seldin said. “I love being able to walk into a building for Hillel and know people and being able to actually talk to people.”
The community aspect is one of Seldin’s favorite parts of Hillel, which is another reason she enjoys working as development intern and fundraising for Rock Chalk Shabbat.
“I like that Rock Chalk Shabbat brings everyone together,” Seldin said. “It’s like coming to Hillel, but on a bigger scale. I love that people, whether they’re coming for their first time or for their 14th time, get to see how the students all interact and how we are able to put this together and how we are a strong-knit group.”
Rock Chalk Shabbat takes place Friday, October 23 at 5:30 p.m., and Seldin encourages everyone to get pumped.
“Be ready for a fantastic evening, it’s going to be a great night....as long as someone cleans the dishes,” Seldin said.