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Junior Andrew Steinberg gathers at the first meeting of the Jewish Student Union Sept. 14 to celebrate the coming of Rosh Hashanah. Students spend time together, along with enjoying some special treats and snacks.

Jewish Student Union meets before Rosh Hashanah

Kayleigh Bishop September 17, 2023

Every Sept. or early Oct., Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and a high holiday for the community, occurs. This year it began at sunset on Friday Sept. 15th and lasted throughout the weekend until the...

Junior Noam Halpern, seniors Alana Weiser and Micah Davis build Sukkahs out of snacks at JSU, Thursday Oct. 13. JSU meets Thursdays in room B238

JSU celebrates Sukkot

Jessie Belen and Cianny Belen October 17, 2022

The Sukkot holiday is week long and happens every year in the fall starting October 9th through the 16th. It's a way to celebrate the learning roots of the Jewish culture and reunite with those roots. Isabel...

Juniors Izzy Nathan, Ruby Livon and Jonah Schmeig participate in a Jewish trivia game during the meeting January 6. Each Jewish Student Union meeting consists of various educational activities.

JSU hosts trivia competition

Sam Listiak January 19, 2022

Reflecting on JSU’s (Jewish Student Union) latest meeting, Senior Ella Roether said she was impressed with the meeting, despite the usual adviser being absent. “(The meeting) went really well. Our...

Pandemic presents struggles to club leaders

Pandemic presents struggles to club leaders

Tobias Khabie December 31, 2020

  Every Thursday, frustration and disappointment are commonplace for me after I log off from the weekly Jewish Student Union meeting. As co-president, leading a club has never been more challenging. Each...

Freshman Ella Roether gives her election pitch in front of JSU May 23. While her running mate was not present, Roether delivered her bid for the both of them. Roether, Toby Khabie, Noah Orloff, and Ruthie Posada all ran unopposed in the JSU elections for the 2019-2020 school year.

JSU elects new leaders

Maria Perez Barriga and Gabriel Kaplan May 30, 2019

Elected as new co-president of the Jewish Student Union, junior Ruthie Posada said she is thrilled to take  on a new role as leader for the club. “I’m very excited for the opportunity because I...

Senior Nechama Buchbinder and junior Shaqued Ben-Harush make hamantashen. During the JSU eeting March 14, students celebrated Purim by making hamantashen with different fillings.

JSU celebrates Purim

Jewish Student Union president senior Leila Raymond said she attended every annual Purim celebration meeting in the last four years, which the club celebrates by eating a Jewish pastry that symbolizes...

Associate director of education at Jewish National Fund Amy Cytron gives a talk to students in the Jewish Student Union March 7. Cytron talked about Israeli inventions and other facts about Israel to students in attendance.

Jewish Student Union hosts speaker on Israel

The Jewish Student Union welcomed guest speaker Amy Cytron who discussed an opportunity to travel to Israel, according to club leader senior Leila Raymond.   “We started off by doing our usual programming...

JSU’s senior leaders look back on past year

JSU’s senior leaders look back on past year

Isaac Wert June 3, 2018

As the school year comes to an end, senior co-presidents of Park’s Jewish Student Union (JSU), Hannah Wolk and Esther Gendler, reflect on leading the club this past school year. According to Gendler,...

JSU adviser Mary Norris and Rabbi Tzvi Kupfer talk before the start of the meeting Nov. 26. The Jewish-Student Union is open to anyone and meets in A316 on Thursdays after school.

Meet the Jewish Student Union’s Lutheran advisor

Elise Riley and Isaac Wert October 28, 2017

While Jewish Student Union (JSU) advisor Mary Norris is not Jewish herself, she said she feels a personal connection with the religion. “I met this phenomenal community, with beautiful families, while...

Used with permission from Tzvi Kupfer

JSU kicks off yearly meetings

Elise Riley and Isaac Wert September 27, 2017

Jewish Student Union adviser Mary Norris said, for her, Jewish Student Union is not just a club. “Jewish Student Union (JSU) is an affirmation of all things that are pertinent to the Jewish lifestyle,”...

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