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RELIGIOUS LIFE NEWSLETTER



NEWSLETTER NO. 12 -  April 19, 2021

Chaplains Office Announcement

This Week...

We continue to celebrate Ramadan at the Chaplaincy with inspiring nightly videos! Join Chaplain Imam Adeel Zeb and the Claremont Muslim community for Heart WoRx, a Ramadan series. Live episodes include: Navigating Muslim Identity, Racism in the Muslim, and Struggling with Addiction. Watch Here. We encourage all to watch the videos as the messages are interfaith. 

The Jewish Chaplaincy is host Shabbat this Friday as well as a special event titled "Does the Talmud Pass Bechdel Test?". 

The religious student organizations have exciting events this week as well! Join Claremont Christian Fellowship hosts Friday Fellowship service on Facebook live.

Continue down the newsletter for event details and links!

Upcoming Events


Ramadan!
April 12 - May 12

Tuesday April 20
Hillel Study Hall
5:00-7:00PM PT

Friday April 23
Hillel Does the Talmud Pass the Bechdel Test?5:30–6:30 PM PT
Friday April 23
Hillel Shabbat
5:30–6:30 PM PT

Friday April 23
Claremont Christian Fellowship Friday Fellowship
6:00-7:00 PM PT

Jewish Chaplain Search
A big thank you to all students who participated in the Jewish Chaplain search! Each of the three candidates provided a special teaching for students. Several students and staff participated and joined in on a meaningful discussion. The official search committee will decided which candidate will be offered the role as the Jewish Chaplain. Stay tuned for the announcement of our new Chaplain.
Heart WoRx - Ramadan 2021
Nightly Videos April 12 - May 12 

Join Chaplain Imam Adeel Zeb and the Claremont Muslim community for Heart WoRx, a Ramadan series. This FREE series is a heart-centered prescriptive approach on connecting compassionately to our own hearts and the hearts of others, our families, our neighbors, those we resent, the environment, animals, the world around us, and our Creator. Heart WoRX has is designed for Muslims and extends spiritual utility across all backgrounds.We invite you to traverse through these 40 videos shot in 4K HD video and sound quality as we learn how to soften our hearts in tranquility this Ramadan.

Watch Series Here
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Upcoming Events & Services

Hillel - Does the Talmud Pass the Bechdel Test?
Friday April 23, 12:00 - 1:00 PM PT
Join Talmud Teacher Oliva Devorah as we explore "Women of the Talmud: Does our Talmud Pass the Bechdel Test?" Olivia Devorah Tucker will introduce us to a world of women from the margins of the early rabbinic texts. Learn and discuss how scholars, maids, queens, and balabustas all influenced Jewish halacha (law) and aggadah (story). Help keep their memory alive!
 
Olivia Devorah Tucker (they/them, transfemme) is a “Queer Talmud Nerd,” in the tradition of SVARA’s Queer Talmud Camp, where they solidified their love of radical Talmud. A lifelong Pittsburgher (Shawnee land), they take part in vibrant theatre and leftist Jewish organizing, play tabletop RPGs, and bake challah inspired by the weekly Torah portion.
 
Zoom Link Here
Facebook Event Here
Hillel Shabbat - Shabbat Traditions from Across the World
Friday April 23, 5:30-6:30PM PT
Come join Claremont Hillel for a Shabbat celebrating the vast array of traditions
from across the Jewish world. Programing will include a selection of Shabbat melodies ranging from Europe, the Middle East & the Maghreb, and elsewhere in the Diaspora.

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.

Zoom Link Here
Claremont Christian Fellowship Friday Fellowship
Friday April 23, 6:00-7:00PM PT
Friday Fellowship is Claremont Christian Fellowship's weekly livestream of reflection, teaching, and worship.

Fellowship Info Here
Hillel Community Study Sessions
Tuesdays 5:00 - 7:00 PM PT

Miss studying alongside other students? While we cannot fully recreate the atmosphere of Honnold-Mudd Library, Claremont Hillel has decided to host weekly zoom study sessions. For the final stretch of the semester, you will have the opportunity to study with other students for 2 hours on Tuesday evenings. Everyone is welcome (you do not have to be Jewish to come)! With cameras on and mics off, you can experience a communal focus space once again! Please join us and bring your friends each week for a productive group study room.

Zoom Link Here

Chaplains Office Programs

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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!

Religious/Spiritual Student Organizations

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Meet awesome student organizations!
Each week we highlight two religious student organizations. Joining a group or attending their events is a great way to connect with fellow students and find a supportive community on campus. 
Learn more and get in contact with these groups here!

Claremont Christian Fellowship

Claremont Christian Fellowship 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. We strive to create a space where students can struggle with questions about God and the Bible. We believe in supporting the whole person; not only do we care about students’ spiritual lives, we also support their mental and physical health. We pursue transformative and restorative justice within our group and in our greater community. We also have a lot of fun together, and we highly value rest as a spiritual practice. We offer weekly community groups at each of the 5Cs to study the Bible, a weekly fellowship meeting with worship and a talk, and prayer meetings, among many other activities and meetings throughout the year. We host groups to support queer students, students with anxiety, and students with eating disorders. We facilitate mentoring relationships: among students, with alumni, and with CCF staff. Everyone is welcome, regardless of how they identify religiously. We embrace students of all gender and sexual identities.

Latter-Day Saints Student Association

The LDSSA is apart of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We sponsors a weekly Institute of Religion class at which we study the scriptures and fellowship one another. We invite you to join us!

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
5CIV Christian Fellowship
Black Campus Ministries
Claremont Christian Fellowship
Claremont Colleges Buddhism
Claremont Challah
The Claremont Ekklesia
Catholic Student Organization
Chabad
Christian House of Prayer
Critique
First, love
Global Medical Missions Alliance
Hearhere
Hillel 
Hindu Society
Latter-Day Saints Student Association
Muslim Student Association
Nishmat
Scripps Challah for a Cause
Scripps Kehillah
Secular Student Alliance
SGI Buddhists
Sikh Student Association
Trinitea & Coffee
Zen Meditation
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