Shavuah tov all! I hope you all had a Shabbat shalom and wonderful weekend!
So as I suspected, finding a bottle wine from the year I was born proved to be a challenging task. Regardless, I found a bottle of wine I have always really enjoyed. On a few occasions I have shared this bottle, Bogle’s Old Vine Zin with friend. I invited a few of my close friends from college over on Saturday evening and explained out Shabbat Experiment. Most are Jewish, but those who are not have certainly been around me long enough to know about Shabbat, if not participate in it in some way.
My three friends and I spend Saturday evening cooking dinner together, drinking wine and laughing our heads off. With the anticipation of freshmen arriving this Monday evening, I could not help but bring up the “old days” and the changes that have occurred in campus life. (I am one of those Hillel professionals that have remained on their college campus well past their undergraduate experience.) It was a reminder of how quickly the culture of a campus changes and how exciting that can feel, both as student and as a staff member on campus. It was really nice to think back to my fun and often very funny college experience. It made me very excited for those students arriving to campus (and all campuses) this week! I hope all of our students get as much out of their friendships, experiences and Jewish communities on campus as I did.
For those of you already underway with your semester, I hope it is going well! For those of you, like me who are just about to start, best of luck!