Elizabethtown College Hillel Club sponsors cultural events March 24 and April 7

Seder and Holocaust speaker add to club's diverse offerings

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ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (03/23/2010)(readMedia)-- The Hillel Club at Elizabethtown College celebrates Jewish heritage in the upcoming weeks as it hosts several events, including the annual Passover Model Seder and speaker Rita B. Ross, a Holocaust survivor.

The club hosts the annual Passover Model Seder from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in the College's Susquehanna Room. The Seder celebrates the freedom of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt and is an interactive meal for all participants. The dinner costs one meal swipe for students and $7 for community members.

Hillel also presents speaker Rita B. Ross at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 7. Ross, who escaped from Vienna, speaks on tolerance, acceptance, discrimination and commitment to justice through an incredible firsthand account of the Holocaust. After her presentation, Ross will sell her memoir "Running from Home," which details her account of the Holocaust from a child's perspective.

Hillel, Elizabethtown College's club for Jewish students, organizes programming to celebrate, share, and inform the surrounding community about Jewish values and traditions. Hillel strives to share their lives, celebrate holidays, and regularly organizes visits to the local elderly Jewish residents at the Masonic Homes.

Contact Alison Cohen at cohena@etown.edu.

Elizabethtown College, in southeastern Pennsylvania, is a private coed college with degrees in liberal arts, fine and performing arts, science and engineering, business, communications and education. The hallmarks of an Elizabethtown education are academic rigor, high expectations and intellectual curiosity. Our faculty members are teacher-scholars, pursuing their academic areas of expertise while sharing that expertise with students. For more information about Elizabethtown College, please visit our website at www.etown.edu.


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