NEWSLETTER NO. 8 -  October 12, 2020

This Week...

In this week's newsletter we are sharing weekly events and services provided by the Chaplains and student organizations! As we prepare for Election Day, the Chaplains wanted to share a religious perspective on voting. In the next few weeks, each Chaplains will highlight religious texts that speak of the importance of voting. The Chaplaincy would like to encourage you to use your voice and cast your vote this election year!
Voting Resources


What the Torah Teaches on Voting

צֶ֥דֶק צֶ֖דֶק תִּרְדֹּ֑ף  - Justice, justice shall you pursue, that you may thrive and inherit the land that the Adonai your God is giving you” (Deuteronomy 16:20). These words from the Torah teach us that justice is the foundation for society to receive blessings and to thrive. In the United States of America, one of the ways we can have the most impact on pursuing justice is by voting in local, state, and federal elections. This Election Day we must all play our part in seeking justice by voting for candidates, measures, and propositions that we believe will further the cause of justice. Through our participation in the democratic process, we can bring about greater justice in the world and open up more possibilities for all in our society to receive blessings.

TSL Article:
Religion on a virtual campus: Claremont Chaplains transition programming online

The Chaplaincy was featured in The Student Life newspaper!  The article Religion on a virtual campus: Claremont Chaplains transition programming online, paints a picture of how the Chaplaincy adapted services and programs during the pandemic. The article is constructed from interviews of the Chaplains and religious student organization leaders. Click the link below to get the full story!
TSL Article Here

Upcoming Events

Monday Oct. 12
Hanging with the 

11:00AM-12:00PM PT
Monday Oct. 12
Hillel Jewish Learning Circle
5:00-6:00PM PT
Wednesday Oct. 14
Zen Meditation - Morning Meditation

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

3:00-4:00PM PT
Thursday Oct. 15
Virtual Halaqah
6:00-7:00PM PT
Friday Oct. 16
Hillel Shabbat
5:30 PM–6:30 PM PT
Friday Oct. 16
Claremont Christian Fellowship - Friday Fellowship
6:00-7:00PM PT
Friday Oct. 16
5CIV Christian Fellowship Community Night
6:00-7:00PM PT
Saturday Oct. 17
Claremont Christian Fellowship - Workout with Matt
1:00-2:30PM PT
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Events & Programs

Hillel Jewish Learning Circle
Mondays 5:00-6:00PM PT

Join Monday evenings for our Jewish Learning Circle. We will explore topics in Judaism that interest you! Rabbi Danny will lead the learning. Bring an open mind and your suggestions for future topics. To begin we will discuss how some of our common Jewish traditions developed.

Facebook Event
Zoom Link
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
First Thursday of the Month 4:00AM PT

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

Email for Links
Shabbat is Fridays 5:30PM PT
Hillel Shabbat
Fridays 5:30-6:30PM PT

Our shabbats are student lead and include service and hang out time. Hope you’ll join us Friday at 5:30pm PT. Feel free to drop by at the beginning or near the end around 6:30 if you just want to say hello for a bit. If you have Shabbat candles, kiddush wine, and challah feel free to bring them to the zoom with you. No worries if you don’t have them.

Register Here

CCF Friday Fellowship
Fridays 6:00PM PT

Claremont Christian Fellowship invites everyone to our Friday Fellowship meeting on Friday at 6pm PDT on Facebook 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
5CIV Community Night Friday 10/16 at 6PM PT
5CIV Christian Fellowship Community Night Fellowship
Fridays 6:00-7:30PM PT

Oct 16 Topic: Shame and Guilt: How they are alike and how they are different, how they are expressed in interpersonal relationships. Guest speaker Dr. Janice Strength.

More Info Here

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
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!


Chaplains Office Programs

Student on computer Zooming with a Chaplain.
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!
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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 Muslim Student Association and First,Love.
Learn more and get in contact with these groups here!
Muslim Student Association
The Claremont Colleges Muslim Students Association seeks to provide a support system and a sense of community for students of Muslim background and faith at the Claremont Colleges. Our events seek to highlight the rich cultural aspects of the various Islamic traditions from around the world, and to allow a safe space for Muslim students to express their faith, but also be themselves. We also aim to increase awareness about Islam and Muslims through interfaith activities. MSA organizes a variety of social, cultural, educational, religious and interfaith events. These include Iftars, Eid dinners, guest speakers, and field trips. Jumuah Prayer is held most Fridays.
First, love seeks to grow a community of students at the Claremont Colleges that knows God’s love, loves Him and His Word, and shares that love with the campuses. We believe Jesus has called us to learn to live radically different lives that love God and our neighbors. We host weekly Bible Studies and Discipleship Training Groups for students to learn to follow Jesus by studying Scripture, pursuing God’s mission together, and growing in community. We also encourage students of all religions and backgrounds to join our Exploring Christianity Groups to explore and discuss the claims of Christianity and also to join us in our pursuit of justice in our world. Please consider joining us for our Fall 2020 Kick-off Webinar Event on September 10, 2020 5PM PST where we will be learning and discussing the topic of justice from a Christian perspective and welcoming everyone back to school. All are welcome to join!
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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