In case you were too busy to notice, tonight’s the first night of Hanukkah

While you were in your carrel in the library for days on end, it may have seemed as if time stood still. But it became the 15th of the month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar, which means tonight’s the first night of Hanukkah.

Eight nights of latke eating, dreidel spinning, candle lighting (but not in the dorms, obvi), and a capella singing couldn’t be more welcome during reading period and finals. To bring in the holiday, go to Brown RISD Hillel tonight at 5 p.m. for candle lighting. Continue engaging in the festivities by attending Brown RISD Hillel’s Hanukkah County Fair Carnival tomorrow night from 6:15–9:15 p.m. for carnival games, latkes and popcorn, and live entertainment by various dance and a capella groups.

TL;DR: Go to Hillel between 6:15–9:15 p.m. tomorrow for free food. Enjoy it in the true “we fought, we won, let’s eat” fashion typical of many Jewish holidays. Happy Chhhhhhhanukkah!


Lots o’ latkes tonight at Hillel (where else?)

 

While supposedly 25 percent of Brown is Jewish, I’m going to go out on a limb and guestimate (all Occupy jokes aside) that 99 percent of Brown loves latkes. So get ’em hot, get ’em fresh at tonight’s Hillel Hanukkah Bash from 7 – 10 pm. Latkes, dance performances and a cappella! But mostly latkes.