NEWSLETTER NO. 7 -  March 15, 2021

Chaplains Office Announcement

This Week...
Join the Chaplaincy for our usual weekly events. We continue to celebrate the Lenten Season with short weekly zoom sessions every Wednesday through Easter. The discussions are led by Chaplain Father Joe Fenton.

Rabbi Danny is hosting this weeks Chaplains office hour. If you have questions about Passover, Judaism, or just want to meet Rabbi Danny, drop in on Thursday!

Claremont Muslim Life continues their Muslim Women speaker series. Join in this week for a discussion on Muslim women in holy spaces. In addition, The Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies hosts Muslim Malcolmology: Recalling Malcolm X in Muslim American Struggles for Black Lives with speaker M. Bilal Nasir.

The religious student organizations have exciting events this week as well! Connect to Hearhere Christian Journal for creative collaboration. Also, join Claremont Christian Fellowship for Friday Fellowship service on Facebook live. 5CIV Christian Fellowship is hosting a conversation with Professor Mary Poplin this Friday.

Continue down the newsletter for event details and links!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday March 17
Lent Reflection
11:00-11:30AM PT

Wednesday March 17
Muslim Malcolmology
4:00-5:15PM PT
Wednesday March 17
Hillel Letter Writing
5:00-7:00PM PT
Wednesday March 17
GMMA Biola University and Missionary Edgar Martinez
7:00PM PT
Thursday March 18
Hanging with the 

2:00-3:00PM PT

Thursday March 18
6:00-7:00PM PT

Friday March 19
Hillel Shabbat
5:30 PM–6:30 PM PT

Friday March 19
5CIV Christian Fellowship - Tenured Professor's Conversion
5:00-7:00PM PST
Friday March 19
Claremont Christian Fellowship Friday Fellowship
6:00 PM–7:00 PM PT

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Upcoming Events & Services

Open Positions at Hearhere - Christian Journal
hearhere: Journal of Christian Thought is dedicated to generating conversations by offering diverse Christian perspectives on the world. We are looking for new members to join our teams: writing, editing, designing, operations, online content and campus engagement! If you are interested or would like to learn more, please fill out this form.
Rabbi Danny is Hosting Office Hours!
Thursday March 18, 2-3PM PT
This week Chaplain Rabbi Danny is hosting the Chaplains office hour. If you have questions about Judaism or just want to meet Rabbi Danny, drop in on Thursday!
Lent on Zoom
Wednesday March 17, 11:00-11:30AM PST
Celebrate Lent at The Claremont Colleges with Chaplain Father Joe Fenton. Join our Zoom each Wednesday of Lent for a reading and reflection. We hope to see you there!

Zoom Link Here
GMMA Joint Meeting with Biola University and Speaker Missionary Edgar Martinez
Wednesday March 17, 7:00PM PST
Come out to our joint meeting with Biola University to hear from Edgar Martinez, a missionary doing ministry in Tijuana! He not only helps GMMA carry out medical missions, but also fosters girls in Mexico that have to leave their orphanages due to becoming legal adults. This club is open to all students, whether you are a pre-health student or just someone who wants to learn more about missions. While we incorporate prayer and praise into each meeting as a Christian organization, members are not required to be Christian and are simply asked to be open to these practices. You can email to be added to our email roster and to receive updates about volunteering opportunities!

Zoom Link Here
Muslim Life - Halaqah
Speaker: Hindi Makki - Muslim Women in Holy Spaces Post COVID
Thursday March 18 at 6PM PST
Join Halaqah this week with guest speaker Hindi Makki.
Hind Makki is an interfaith educator who holds a degree in International Relations from Brown University. She develops and delivers trainings on civic integration through interfaith action, anti-racism education and youth empowerment.

Join this week's Halaqah to join Hindi Makki speak on Muslim women in holy spaces post COVID.
Request Zoom Link Here
Muslim Malcolmology: Recalling Malcolm X in Muslim American Struggles for Black Lives / Speaker: M. Bilal Nasir
March 17, 4:00-5:15PM PDT

Scholarly debates in the field of “Malcolmology” _continue to revolve around the question, who was the real Malcolm X? This talk considers invocations of Malcolm X, or more specifically El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, in Muslim American anti-surveillance activist networks. In offering the perspective of a “Muslim Malcolmology,” _it foregrounds the place of Islam as a tradition and Muslim Americans as political community in the ongoing struggle for Black Lives

Zoom Link Here
Letter Writing
Wednesday March 17, 5:00 - 7:00 PM PT

As part of March Menschness, a month about spreading positivity and being a mensch (a kind person), we are hosting a letter writing event to send to nursing homes. We want to bring happiness to those who deserve compassion, appreciation, and love during this pandemic. Please bring paper and markers to our virtual event; you are welcome to bring cards to write on as well. This is an opportunity to both write and draw for a good cause.

Zoom Link Here
Student Led Office Hours
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00 - 7:00 PM PT

Drop in anytime between 5-7 PM PT on Tuesdays or Thursdays to hang out with Hillel students.

Zoom Link Here
Friday March 5, 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.

More Info Here
Claremont Christian Fellowship Friday Fellowship
Friday March 19, 6:00-7:00PM PT
Friday Fellowship is Claremont Christian Fellowship's weekly livestream of reflection, teaching, and worship.

Fellowship Info Here
5CIV Christian Fellowship - Tenured Professor's Conversion & World Views She Once Trusted
Friday March 19, 5:00-7:00PM PST
Join us as we hear from the internationally known professor, writer, and speaker Mary Poplin for our Community Night Fellowship.

Zoom meeting ID: 91833414806
5CIV Christian Fellowship - Dial a Donut
Tuesday March 23, 5:00-7:00PM PST
Interested in the Christian faith? Do you like Doughnuts? Come to 5CIV’s Dial a Doughnut event with any question about God, Christianity, or the Bible and be entered in a raffle for a chance to win a Krispy Kreme or Dunkin’ Donuts gift card! Fill out this form with your question and name (or any way to identify you as the asker), and then come to the event for an answer and a chance at a gift card! 

Zoom ID: 5102425241
Submit Form Here

Chaplains Office Programs

Hanging with the Chaplains – Final Office Hours of the Fall Semester 
Thursdays 2PM-3PM PT
Join us for our Office Hours! A Chaplain will be available to chat, answer questions, and support you. There are no time requirements, stop in for a few minutes or the full hour. See you there! 
The Chaplains will alternate hosting the zoom room. The host will be announced each week in our newsletter and social media platforms. 
Zoom Link Here
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!

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!


At Chabad of the Claremont Colleges, students from all backgrounds and affiliations join to celebrate, ask questions and have fun together. Each student is valued wherever they are in their Jewish journey and is welcomed with the warmth of family.

Global Medical Missions Alliance

Global Medical Missions Alliance (GMMA) is a Christian organization that strives to mobilize aspiring health care professionals who are interested in medical missions and connect these students to health care professionals and mentors. The club organizes COVID-19 fundraisers, vitals workshops, and meetings featuring various healthcare professionals. While prayer and praise are incorporated into each meeting, members are not required to be Christian and are simply asked to be open to these practices.

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
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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