NEWSLETTER NO. 1 -  January 25, 2021

Chaplains Office Announcement

It's Spring Semester at The Claremont Colleges! The Chaplains are excited to have you back and to tackle another virtual semester with you all! The Chaplains program will consist of the usual weekly services, office hours, newsletter distribution, and special religious holiday events. In addition to our office events, the religious student organizations will be hosting their own additional exciting events and services. Please follow the Chaplains Webpage, Instagram, or Facebook to stay connected with campus religious life news!

The Religious Life Newsletter will be distributed weekly on Mondays. We hope to see you at one of our events, wishing you a great Spring Semester!

This Week...
This week Chaplain Father Joe Fenton is hosting the first Chaplains office hour of the Spring Semester. If you have questions about Catholicism or Christianity or just want to meet Father Joe, drop in on Thursday!

Rabbi Danny and Hillel have started up their program and will be hosting their first Shabbat service this Friday! This weeks Shabbat theme is Tu Bishvat, the new year of the trees and sustainability. 

Upcoming Events

Thursday Jan. 28
Hanging with the 

2:00-3:00PM PT

Friday Jan. 29
Hillel Shabbat
5:30 PM–6:30 PM PT

Friday Jan. 29
5CIV Game Night
6:00 PM–7:00 PM PT

Saturday Jan. 30
First. Love Large Group
6:30-8:00PM PT

Sunday Jan. 31
5C Chabad Tu B'shvat Discussion & Fruit Carving
6:00-6:30PM PT

The religious student organizations have exciting events this week as well! Join in on a fun game night with 5CIV Christian Fellowship this Friday night! First, Love is hosting their first large group service this Saturday! Continuing the Tu Bishvat festivities, 5C Chabad is hosting a holiday discussion and fruit carving lesson on Sunday.

Continue down the newsletter for event details and links!

Coming Up...
The Jewish holiday Purim is coming up! Get prepared for costumes, festivities, and care packages!

Chaplains Office Programs

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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!

Upcoming Events & Services

Father Joe is Hosting Office Hours!
Thursday January 28, 2-3PM PT
This week Chaplain Father Joe Fenton is hosting the first Chaplains office hour of the Spring Semester. If you have questions about Catholicism or Christianity or just want to meet Father Joe, drop in on Thursday!

Purim Boxes!
Sign up for Purim Boxes! Each Purim box will contain materials to help you celebrate the holiday with Hillel from the safety of your home.

If you received a Hanukkah box, your Purim Box will automatically be sent. Email Rabbi Danny or fill out the form again if your address has changed. Reserve your box today while supplies last!

Sign-Up Here
Hillel Tu Bishvat Shabbat
Friday January 29, 5:30-6:30PM PT
Join us for our first Shabbat of the Spring Semester. Celebrate the New Year of the Trees and the new semester at Tu Bishvat Shabbat. Eat some fruit as we focus on celebrating sustainability. All are welcome.

Learn More Here
Zoom Link Here
5CIV Christian Fellowship Game Night
Friday January 29, 6:00PM PT
Join George, Jarred and the 5CIV community for an evening of online games as welcome the start of the Spring semester. Message George Wang on IG georgie_wangie_1.0 for event link.

5CIV Christian Fellowship Info Here
First,Love large group
First, Love Large Group
Saturday January 30, 6:30-8PM PT

Come join members of first, love during our first monthly large group of 2021! Scheduled the last Saturday of each month, there will be a brief message accompanied by praise and activities to fellowship with the larger first, love community.

Large Group Zoom Link Here
Learn More About First, Love Here
5C Chabad Tu B'shvat Discussion & Fruit Carving
Sunday January 31, 6:00-6:30PM PT
Join 5C Chabad for Tu B'shvat discussion and fruit carving. 
6:00-6:15 Discussion with Chani Zirkind of Maui Kosher Farm
6:15-6:30 Fruit Carving - bring a watermelon and knife

Sign up for zoom link & get a carving gadget mailed to you!

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 Hillel
Hillel at the Claremont Colleges is a vibrant 7-C Jewish community organization where students socialize over delicious kosher food, volunteer in meaningful community service projects, and celebrate Shabbat and holidays in a warm, and nurturing environment. Through such programs as Candy Apple Making for Rosh Hashanah, our tzedek speakers, and our festive weekly Shabbat services and home cooked dinners, Hillel aims to build and nurture a pluralistic Jewish community, to provide opportunities for Jews on campus to meet one another and to explore the various meanings of Jewish identity. We welcome all students and hope you will join us! Hillel hosts a weekly Shabbat service and dinner for all students at the Claremont Colleges. The services are usually led by students. Services are followed by blessings over the challah and wine, and a kosher meal. Meals are usually home cooked in our kosher kitchen.
First, Love
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. 
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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