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September 20, 2006

New Years Resolution: Better Titles

First off, I would like to wish everybody a shana tova u'metukah, a happy and sweet new year. With Rosh Hashanah taking up the entire weekend, the Shmooze "stamp of approval" will be taking a little yontof break. But, let's just say that Shmooze has a lot up its sleeve this fall.

  1. Shmooze+S'mores = Sh'morze Fest 5767—The Shmooze Club will be having a "bonfire" next Thursday night @ 8:30. Due to fire regulations, the fire won't be big as the ones you may be used to at summer camp, but that won't take away from the good time. Things to look forward to: ample shmooze time, Deb on the guitar (or anybody else who wants to), camp stories, kosher marshmallows, the story behind finding kosher marshmallows at this time of year, Ian's sej (pita maker/barbecue pit), the story behind Ian's sej, and, as with any Shmooze event, plenty of other food and excitement. We are down to two possible locations, check here or your e-mail for an update on where this tremendous event will be held.
  2. Shvitzes: M-Shvitz and Yentaz—Each week, two groups of Shmoozers (one male and one female) convene in the "shvitz" (dry sauna) of the CCRB fitness locker rooms. The men meets on Thursdays at 6:30, and the women meet on Fridays at 5 (if you want to know if they are meeting this week, e-mail fkresch@umich.edu). For the men, the dress code is whatever you feel most comfortable with (For random guys over 60, this means nothing. For Shmoozers, it typically involves boxers or a towel). Frayda, the coordinator of the Yentaz, says that for the ladies, "you've gotta show to know."
  3. Shmooze and K-Grams—If anyone is interested in participating with K-Grams, a student group that organizes volunteering activities at local/regional elementary schools, via Shmooze, please let me know ASAP.
  4. 16th Annual Raoul Wallenberg Lecture—Every fall, the University honors a person who embodies the traits of Raoul Wallenberg, a Michigan alum who helped to save tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Shoah. Having him as an alum is the reason that I am most proud to be a Michigan student and I make a point to attend this event every year. The year Sister Luise Radlmeier will be honored for her relief work in Sudan. Past winners have included: Paul Rusesabagina (of Hotel Rwanda fame), Marcel Marceau, Elie Wiesel, and His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet. The ceremony will take place this year on October 5 at 7:30 at Rackham Auditorium.

Posted by irobi at September 20, 2006 03:05 PM


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