by Hope Beitchman, Hillel Marketing and Communications Intern
Last weekend Texas A&M Hillel worked with Rohr Chabad, Sigma Alpha
Mu fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, and Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority to kick off
our fifth annual Aggie Jewish Open House. The weekend is designed to show high
school and prospective students what college life at Texas A&M is really like, and
specifically the Jewish life at Texas A&M.
The weekend’s events included Shabbat services at Hillel and Chabad, followed by Shabbat dinner at Chabad, where prospective students could
experience what Shabbat in Aggieland is really like. After services the prospective
students had the opportunity to stay with college students and experience life in
On Saturday, after Aggieland Saturday, the students met back at Hillel to
listen to a Jewish faculty panel, presentations from the Greek Jewish organizations
on campus, hear from our Jewish life panel and tour our building. This gave the
prospective students a taste of what life here is really like.
To wrap up the successful weekend we ended Shabbat with Havdallah and
dinner at Hillel, the first of several that Hillel will host this semester.
When the weekend was over, all our prospective students left excited about
Texas A&M and we left just as excited to have all our prospective Aggies back here
soon! If you are interested in Texas A&M please contact Rabbi Matt (firstname.lastname@example.org) or come visit us
next year for Aggie Jewish Open House, or any weekend actually!