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Rites of Passage – Roundtable Discussion Over Lunch
Start Date: 11/1/2017Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 11/1/2017End Time: 1:15 PM

Event Description:
As Spartans we all belong to various communities, and as students we have all experienced some rite of passage on our journey to San Jose State University. What is a rite of passage exactly, what purpose does it serve, what rights and obligations does it entail, and is it always connected to community? Moreover, why are some rites more difficult than others, and are they always worth the effort? Using the Jewish Bar and Bat Mitzvah episode in Hot Dogs & Hamburgers as a springboard into our roundtable discussions, we will explore together the rites of passage we have experienced and where they have led us in pursuit of our social selves.

This interactive, multimodal event, led by Rabbi Joshua Berkenwald of Congregation Sinai, will feature film clips, student facilitated roundtable discussions, and Jewish cuisine.

Sponsored by the Campus Reading Program; SJSU Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs; SJSU Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; SJSU Jewish Student Union; SJSU Jewish Faculty & Staff Association: and Hillel of Silicon Valley.

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 12:00 – 1:15 pm
Location: Student Union, Room 2
Location Information:
SJSU Main Campus - Student Union
Room: Meeting Room 2A and 2B
Contact Information:
Name: Scot Guenter
Phone: 408-924-2447
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