Friday April 18, 2014

Religious Services for Frosh Trip

General Observance

The Princeton University Chapel will be open on Sunday, September 1, starting at 6:00 a.m. for students who wish to do personal worship just before departing on the trip.

Non-Denominational Service

"A Celebration of Nature and Spirituality" non-denominational service will be held in the University Chapel on Saturday, August 31, from 8:00 p.m. All trip participants are welcome to attend.

Catholic Service

There will be a Catholic Mass on Saturday, August 31, at 7:00 p.m. at the University Chapel. For more information regarding Catholic services, see www.princeton.edu/~aquinas.

Episcopal Service

There will be a Catholic Mass on Saturday, August 31, at 9:00 p.m. at the University Chapel. For more information regarding Catholic services, see www.princeton.edu/~aquinas.

Muslim Service

Muslim Prayers: Will be held in Murray-Dodge Hall at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30. For more information see www.princeton.edu/~msa/index.html.

For information regarding other churches and houses of worship in the local Princeton area, visit: http://www.princetonol.com/places_of_worship/index.cfm.

Jewish Students

ROSH HASHANAH OBSERVANCE OPTIONS: We want to ensure that all Jewish students (incoming students and OA Leaders) can participate in the Frosh Trip Program and observe the Jewish holiday. Working with the Center for Jewish Life/Hillel and Chabad we have created a number of different options for students to observe the holiday during the trip. Students who are on a trip and wish to be back on campus before sundown on Friday, September 6 will be placed in a trip close to Princeton.

Return to campus for Rosh Hashanah
This option would allow you to participate fully in OA until Wednesday afternoon, at which time you would be brought back to Princeton to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. You will be able to attend Reform, Conservative, or Orthodox services and have festive holiday meals on campus. Services will be led by campus Rabbis, guest cantors, students, and faculty. This option is available for students participating in the Base Camp & Outdoor Adventure Trips or the Sustainable Farming Trips.
The Outdoor Action Service at Blairstown
This option would allow you to participate in a service at Blairstown in the spirit of OA, as part of a basecamp trip. Led by Jewish OA leaders, there will be a 30 minute service on Wednesday evening, as well as two 90 minute services on Thursday & Friday morning. All services will be egalitarian and contain a mixture of Hebrew and English, as well as singing. While the services will be shortened significantly, they will still contain the important themes of Rosh Hashanah, as well as Shofar blowing, and a short Torah service. The viability of this option is dependent on demand. This option is available for students participating in the Base Camp & Outdoor Adventure Trips and on one of the Backpacking & Rock Climbing Trips.
Receive a Rosh Hashanah package
This option will allow you to participate in any OA trip. Apples and honey, as well as a pamphlet with prayers and reflections, and a Shofar will be provided for you to bring on the trail. You are welcome to bring your own prayer book, or OA will provide one upon request. All types of OA Trip activities would be able to include this option.

 


Sabbath Services will be held at the Center for Jewish Life at 70 Washington Road. Times and locations will be announced in June.:

Friday, August 30
Orthodox Prayer Service

Saturday, August 31
Shacharit
Shabbat
Ma'ariv
Orthodox Prayer Service

Students interested in participating in Shabbat meals on Friday, August 30, and Saturday, August 31, should contact Marni Blitz, Associate Director of the CJL at 609-258-3635, or mblitz@princeton.edu. On the Sabbath, Rabbi Eitan and Gitty Webb (Chabad House) will be hosting students for Sabbath dinner and lunch following services.  For additional information, visit www.princeton.edu/hillel or www.princeton.edu/~chabad.

There is a Google map showing the location of the CJL (70 Washington Road) and, the Chabad House (15 Edwards Place).