NEWSLETTER NO. 7 -  October 5, 2020

This Week...

In this week's newsletter we are sharing weekly events and services provided by the Chaplains and student organizations! The Jewish holiday of Sukkot is continuing through this week. With this holiday, there are many Sukkot events this week in a virtual sukkah. Learn more about these holidays and events further in the newsletter. 
Halaqah Theme Rotation

Thursday of each week Chaplain Imam Adeel host Virtual Halaqah. Halaqah is a weekly hang out Zoom room open to all students regardless of faith, focusing on Islamic topics and personal wellness. There are four Halaqah themes that will be rotated through each week; Soul Support, Muslimflix, Islam 2K, and Game Night.

Soul Support: A brave and safe space for connecting on mental and emotional Health

Muslimflix: A communal viewing of Muslim-themed fun entertainment

Islam 2k: A reflection and discussion space focused on college-relevant islamic topics

Game Night: an interactive online game-based fellowship

Each week we will announce the topic of Halaqah, so don't worry if you can't remember the rotation! We hope you'll join us and meet the amazing students that are Halaqah regulars. 
Thank you everyone who has subscribed to the Chaplain's Religious Life Newsletter! If you have yet to subscribe and are reading from our website or student list email, we encourage you to subscribe in order to directly receive the newsletter. Have a great week and consider dropping in to the exciting events hosted by the faith community at The Claremont Colleges!
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Upcoming Events

Monday Oct. 5
Hanging with the 

11:00AM-12:00PM PT
Monday Oct. 5
Hillel - Rabbi Danny's Virtual Sukkah
4:00PM-5:00PM PT
Tuesday Oct. 6
Hillel - Sukkkah Coloring
4:00PM-5:00PM PT
Wednesday Oct. 7
Zen Meditation - Morning Meditation

8:00-9:15AM PT
Thursday Oct. 8
Hanging with the 

3:00-4:00PM PT
Thursday Oct. 8
International MSA Hangout
4:00-5:00AM PT
Thursday Oct. 8
Hillel - Dinner & Movie Night
5:00-7:00PM PT
Thursday Oct. 8
Virtual Halaqah
6:00-7:00PM PT
Friday Oct. 9
Hillel Shabbat
5:30 PM–6:30 PM PT
Friday Oct. 9
Claremont Christian Fellowship - Friday Fellowship
6:00-7:00PM PT
Friday Oct. 9
5CIV Christian Fellowship Community Night
7:00-8:00PM PT
Saturday Oct. 10
Claremont Christian Fellowship - Workout with Matt
1:00-2:30PM PT
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Events & Programs

What is Sukkot?

The holiday of Sukkot (sue-COAT ) is the Jewish celebration of the fall harvest. Each year for seven days we move out of our permanent homes to dwell in a temporary structure called a Sukkah (sue-KAH). Exposed to nature, we recognize our dependence on God for sustaining us, and express our gratitude for the beauty of the world. The sukkah also symbolizes the dwellings the Israelites constructed after the exodus from Egypt, and God’s protection as they journeyed through the desert to the promised land. In ancient times Jews would make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem to thank God for the harvest. Today we continue this tradition by waving the lulav (myrtle, willow, and palm fronds) and etrog (citron fruit) to give thanks for all that has grown, and to pray for another year of abundance.
Directly following the heavy themes of the High Holy Days, Sukkot gives us an opportunity to just relax and have fun. Given everything going on in the world, we could all really use one night off to enjoy a fun activity. Especially as we near another round of midterms you can use Sukkot as an opportunity for self-care.
Hillel Sukkot Events
October 2-8, 2020

Join Claremont Hillel to celebrate Sukkot with a week of events! All events will be held in the 'Virtual Sukkah'. Hope to see you there!

Monday October 5
Virtual Visit to Rabbi Danny's Sukkah
4:00PM PT

Tuesday October 6
Sukkah Coloring
5:00PM PT

Thursday October 8
Dinner & Movie Night
5:00PM PT

All Sukkot events share the same Sukkah Link.
Sukkah Zoom Link Here
More Info Here
Virtual Halaqah
Thursdays 6:00PM PT

Drop into our weekly Zoom Halaqah. Hang out, play games, watch movies, and discuss Islamic topics.

International MSA Hangout
Thursdays 4:00AM PT

Drop into our weekly Zoom Halaqah. Hang out, play games, watch movies, and discuss Islamic topics.

Email for Links

CCF Friday Fellowship
Claremont Christian Fellowship invites everyone to our Friday Fellowship meeting on Friday at 6pm PDT on YouTube Live.

Small Group
CCF is also hosting small groups throughout the week for building community and studying the Bible. We have groups for CMC, HMC/Pitzer, Pomona first years/sophomores, Pomona juniors/seniors, and Scripps.
Sign up Here
Work Out with Matt

Work Out with Matt
Saturdays 1:00-2:30PM PT

Join Matt O’Connor (Pomona ’15, Pomona-Pitzer football coach) for a weekly Zoom workout. You will be encouraged, experience community, and get sweaty!


5CIV Christian Fellowship - Small Groups
Join us at one of the 6 different small group bible studies to connect and build new friendships as we study who Jesus is and how we can experience flourishing communities. Groups meet Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays evenings.

Email 5CIV for Small Group
More Info Here

Chaplains Office Programs

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Drop in to the Chaplains virtual office hours! Every week on Mondays 11am-12pm and Thursdays 3-4pm. Chat with the chaplains and meet fellow students. These meetings are open to all students of The Claremont Colleges. We hope to see you there!
Student talking to counselor.
Sometimes you just need someone to talk to. The Chaplains are happy to meet and support you. Our services are safe spaces regardless of faith or level of faith knowledge, we do not recruit or pressure. Click the image above to schedule a meeting today!
Virtual Jummah ad with a photo of Chaplain Adeel smiling.
Virtual Jummah

Tune in Fridays for Imam Adeel’s weekly Jummah Reflection. The reflections touch on wellness, health, and spirituality. This is an Islamic based reflection, but can resonate with all viewers. The reflection videos are posted Fridays. Past reflections are available to view anytime on the Chaplains Facebook page. 
Watch Jummah Reflections Here

Religious/Spiritual Student Organizations

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Meet awesome student organizations!
This week we are highlighting the student organizations 5CIV Christian Fellowship, Claremont Christian Fellowship, and Hearhere.

Learn more and get in contact with these groups here!
5CIV Christian Fellowship
5CIV Christian Fellowship is an interdenominational Christian community at the Claremont Colleges seeking to learn about and live out the life of Jesus through Small Group Bible studies, Community worship, teaching, prayer, and service. 
Claremont Christian Fellowship
Claremont Christian Fellowship (CCF) is an inclusive and diverse group for students to explore and grow in the Christian faith. We aim to experience God’s love through community, where each person can be known, accepted, valued, and understood.
Photo of students in hearhere student group.


hearhere is the Journal of Christian Thought at the Claremont Colleges seeking to create a space where students, faculty, and staff can engage in vibrant discussions on the deep questions of life. We do this through our printed journal, online content, campus engagement events, and more.

Email Us Here
More Info Here
Religious/ Spiritual Student Organizations
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There are more amazing student groups at the Claremont Colleges! Each week we will highlight a handful of student organizations!

Can't wait?
Please see the full 5C list of student organizations here.
5C Mindfulness
Black Campus Ministries
Claremont Christian Fellowship
Claremont Colleges Buddhism
Claremont Challah
The Claremont Ekklesia
Catholic Student Organization
Christian House of Prayer
First, love
Global Medical Missions Alliance
Hindu Society
Latter-Day Saints Student Association
Muslim Student Association
Scripps Challah for a Cause
Scripps Kehillah
Secular Student Alliance
SGI Buddhists
Sikh Student Association
Trinitea & Coffee
Zen Meditation
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