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Birthright Booms for Staples Grads

Birthright Booms for Staples Grads

Ivy Prince, Web A&E Editor

June 9, 2016

Birthright Israel is a well-known program among the Staples Community. Many students go the summer after their first year in college to travel across Israel and be a part of the program. Birthright Israel gives the gift to any Jewish student of visiting Israel on a 10-day educational trip. The program...

Jewish teens congregate for Pimp My Pumpkin event

Staples students Annie Haroun ’16 and Eliza Donovan ’16 start the pumpkin carving process by outlining their idea.

Kaila Finn, Web Managing Editor

October 22, 2015

Fall was in the air on Sunday, Oct. 19 at Westport United Synagogue Youth’s second teen event, Pimp My Pumpkin. Jewish students in Westport gathered to bond over hot chocolate, Judaism-themed pumpkin carving and conversation. The event started with introductions from presidents and Staples students M...

Fasting is no piece of cake

Fasting is no piece of cake

Becca Rawiszer, Opinion web editor

September 25, 2015

The majority of people who hear about Jews fasting on Yom Kippur shrug it off or don’t seem to think much about what goes into depriving yourself from food and water for 24 interminable hours. Yom Kippur is the day of atonement on the Jewish calendar. Every Jewish individual is supposed to abstain...

Students hit the books on Hanukkah

Talia Hendel, Web Sports Editor

December 9, 2014

Usually, students do not receive any time off to celebrate Hanukkah. As a result, students rejoiced last year when Hanukkah fell in conjunction with Thanksgiving Break, and gave them a few days off to celebrate the holiday. This year, students are happy once more as Hanukkah spans Dec. 16 and end...

All I want for Hanukkah this year

Claire Lewin, Associate Managing Editor

December 8, 2014

According to old myths, when you throw a coin into a wishing well, your wish comes true. When I was young, I innocently believed this tale and begged my parents for pennies whenever I caught a glimpse of a fountain. When I was eight-years-old, amidst shopping for my mother’s birthday present with...

I favor menorahs to Christmas lights

Cadence Neenan, Web Managing Editor

December 8, 2014

Hi, my name is Cadence Neenan, and I’m a self-identified wannabe Jew. It all began in the Bar/Bat Mitzvah era. As a simple, awkward 13-year-old, I went to synagogue after synagogue on Saturday mornings for services all through seventh and eighth grade. I didn’t speak a word of Hebrew, the Torah...

Succeed from sundown to sundown

Succeed from sundown to sundown

Molly Liebergall, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

With countless pizza, sushi, and frozen yogurt restaurants scattered all over town, it seems to be Westport’s job to prevent fasting.  So from sundown to sundown, on October 3 to October 4, the Jewish community observing Yom Kippur will be waging a war against cravings. The rules for fasting on...

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