On Friday, June 10 over 30 KU students gathered at the home of Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator, Neal Schuster for a summer Shabbat celebration.
The evening started at 7 pm for appetizers and mingling. Schuster, along with his family, led KU Hillel students and staff in the evening’s blessings. Students then enjoyed a home-cooked meal prepared by KU Hillel summer intern Ariel Silverman, and KU students Daniel Gewirtz and Jeremy Goldberg.
“Helping plan this event has definitely been a highlight of my internship so far. I was in charge of grocery shopping, cooking, and inviting students to attend,” says KU Hillel summer intern Ariel Silverman.
Silverman’s summer internship is primarily focused on KU Hillel engagement efforts and she felt this event was a great way to keep current students engaged in Jewish life while not on campus.
Following dinner, students enjoyed chocolate babka and fruit for dessert. Students remained at Schuster’s home until after 10 pm. “It was great to see how at home students felt. It was a very relaxing and meaningful way to bring in Shabbat,” Sandler concludes.