Orientation 2013

Saturday, August 31
Shabbat Morning Services & Lunch
10:30 am
Hillel, 80 Brown Street
Enjoy a respite from the packed schedule of move-in and orientation!

Sunday, September 1
Roman Catholic Mass
10:30 am
Manning Chapel, College Green

Monday, September 2
BBQ and Open House
5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Hillel, 80 Brown Street (Corner of Brown and Angell)
Enjoy a free BBQ with great music in one of the best buildings on campus.
Learn what Hillel and Jewish student life have to offer and how you can get involved.

Ice Cream Social for Catholic Students
5:30 pm
Pembroke Field
Come meet other new and returning Catholic students and enjoy make-your-own sundaes! Sponsored by Brown/RISD Catholic Community.

Wednesday, September 4
Rosh Hashanah (begins at sundown)
Hillel, 80 Brown Street
Please bring your student ID to all services and meals. Feel free to join us in between classes and come and go as often as you please.

6:30 pm Conservative Service
6:30 pm Reform Service
6:30 pm Orthodox Service
7:45 pm Dinner

Thursday, September 5
Rosh Hashanah
Hillel, 80 Brown Street
Please bring your student ID to all services and meals. Feel free to join us in between classes and come and go as often as you please.

9:00 am Conservative Service
10:00 am Reform Service
1:00 pm Lunch
6:30 pm Mincha (afternoon service), Egalitarian
7:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Maariv (evening service), Egalitarian
8:45 pm Kiddush/Dessert

Friday, September 6
Rosh Hashanah
Hillel, 80 Brown Street
Please bring your student ID to all services and meals. Feel free to join us in between classes and come and go as often as you please.

9:00 am Conservative Service
1:00 pm Lunch
4:00 pm Tashlikh (traditional service of prayer by a nearby
body of water), meet at Hillel
6:30 pm Mincha (afternoon service), Egalitarian

Jumu’ah Prayer
1:15 pm–1:50 pm
Brown Muslim Students Center, Basement of Champlin Hall
Please join the Brown Muslim Student Association for Jumu’ah (Friday) prayers. See old friends and make new ones. All are welcome.

Orientation Shabbat
6:00 pm
Hillel, 80 Brown Street
Welcome old friends and make new ones at the first Shabbat of the semester.
Gather at 6:00 pm for schmoozing, light snacks, and candle lighting.
Feel free to attend services, or just hang out with others in the Commons.
Stay for a free, delicious catered dinner.

7:00 pm Conservative, Reform, Orthodox, and Havurah Services
7:45 pm Kiddush (blessing over grape juice) and Free Community Shabbat Dinner
9:00 pm Oneg (Shabbat celebration)

Saturday, September 7
Shabbat Morning Services and Lunch
10:30 am
Hillel, 80 Brown Street
A spirited and soulful egalitarian-style service, led by and for students.
Kiddush luncheon to follow.

Third Meal (Seudah Shlishit) and Havdalah
6:30 pm
Hillel, 80 Brown Street
The final meal of Shabbat will be followed by a musical Havdalah celebration to end Shabbat.

Sunday, September 8
Roman Catholic Mass
10:30 am
Manning Chapel, College Green

BBQ for Catholic Students
12:00 noon
Pembroke Field

Ecumenical Protestant Service
12:30 pm
Manning Chapel, College Green
A joint celebration hosted by the Call to Worship and Imani Jubilee worship communities. Light refreshments will follow. All are welcome.

Thursday, September 12
Interfaith Thursday Night Supper (TNS)
5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Walk from Faunce Arch at 4:45 and 5:00 pm (From Faunce Arch, go north on Brown Street for 7 blocks, turn right on Keene St. Number 58 is the first house on the left.) A venerable student-led Brown tradition marking its 45th year in 2013-2014.  Join the TNS family at the home of the Chaplain of the University for delicious cuisine, insightful discourse about religion/spirituality/God/ethics, and the remarkable breadth of conviction and belief at Brown. Brown’s Multi-Faith Council members will be your escorts—leaving from Faunce Arch at 4:45 and 5:00 pm. Following dinner/discussion, participants will be escorted back to Faunce Arch or directly to the Activities Fair. 

Friday, September 13
Yom Kippur (begins at sundown)
Hillel, 80 Brown Street
Please bring your student ID to all services and meals.

5:00 pm: Pre-fast Dinner
6:45 pm: Conservative Kol Nidre Service
6:45 pm: Reform Kol Nidre Service
6:45 pm: Orthodox Kol Nidre Service

Friday, September 14
Yom Kippur
Hillel, 80 Brown Street
Please bring your student ID to all services and meals.

10:00 am: Conservative Service
10:00 am: Reform Service
1:00 pm: Meditation
5:15 pm: Conservative Mincha - Neilah Service
6:15 pm: Reform Neilah Service
7:40 pm: Shofar, Havdalah, and Break-fast