Soloveitchik Descendant @ Yale Chabad

Posted Monday, Mar 6 2017 12:34pm in Chabad News

This past Friday, we welcomed University President Peter Salovey to the Bender Family Chabad House for Shabbat dinner. Salovey, who is a descendant of the well-known Soloveitchik rabbinical family, prayed maariv, sang, danced and ate with over 200 members of the Yale community. This event marked both the first time Salovey celebrated Shabbat at the new Chabad House and the largest dinner we have hosted since its groundbreaking in 2011. But more importantly, it reminded us as a community that we can still be proud of our unique Jewish identity despite the recent wave of anti-Semitism and corresponding feeling of disconnect or discouragement. Shabbat dinner with Salovey represented solidarity with the American Jewish community during this difficult time and highlighted our capacity to be conscious of and celebrate our Jewish identity, even if just for a few hours.

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Soloveitchik Descendant @ Yale Chabad

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Monday, Mar 6 2017 12:40pm
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