A&M Jewish students to welcome prospective Aggies at open house

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COLLEGE STATION — The Jewish community of Aggieland is opening its doors and saying “Howdy” to prospective students from around the state at the fifth annual Aggie Jewish Open House Feb. 12-13, 2016.
Jewish high school students of all ages are welcome at this annual open house, which showcases Jewish life at Texas A&M University in College Station.
“We’re excited to be celebrating Shabbat with dozens of high schoolers for Aggie Jewish Open House this year,” said Rabbi Yossi Lazaroff, director of the Rohr Chabad Jewish Center. “From candle lighting on Friday night through Havdalah on Saturday night, we look forward to showing off the warmth and welcoming nature of the Aggie Jewish community.”
“We’ve combined this year’s Aggie Jewish Open House with Aggieland Saturday, the university’s massive open house, so that students can spend time learning about the Jewish community and about the campus,” said Rabbi Matt Rosenberg, director of Hillel at Texas A&M.
Aggie Jewish Open House begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 with candle lighting followed by Friday night services and a delicious Shabbat dinner. On Saturday, Feb. 13, Aggieland Saturday takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and later that afternoon discussions about Jewish life and Jewish fraternity and sorority life on campus take place. Students have the opportunity to stay overnight with current students but preregistration is required at AggieJewishOpenHouse.com.
For more information, call Hillel at 979-703-1856 or email rabbimatt@tamuhillel.org. Registration is $10 and must be complete by Feb. 7.

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