Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday Observances / Candles are Prohibited

As the holiday season begins, all of us in Residential Life and Housing would like to send along our best wishes for a successful completion to your semester and for a happy and healthy holiday season.

The holiday season is filled with special occasions and traditions, which have an impact on our entire community. We would like for everyone to be safe in their observance of the holiday season. With this in mind, please be reminded that the possession and lighting of candles in the residence halls is prohibited. We will do our best to accommodate as many observances as possible providing they are safe for the entire community.

For example, this Chanukah season (December 1-8) lighting of candles will ONLY be allowed in the Sulzberger Lobby and the Second Floor Lounge in 600. However, if you would like to light your own Menorah, you are welcome to do so in the Kraft Center/Hillel building (606 W. 115th). In collaboration with Rabbi Yonah and with the help of student volunteers, one Menorah will be lit at the following times each night:

Wednesday (12/1)
Sulzberger Lobby: 5:15pm and 7:30pm (community lighting at 7:30pm with donuts & music!)
Building 600 (2nd Floor Lounge): 6:30pm

Thursday (12/2)
Sulzberger Lobby: 5:15pm, 6:15pm and 7:15pm
Building 600 (2nd Floor Lounge): 6:30pm

Friday (12/3)
Sulzberger Lobby and Building 600 (2nd Floor Lounge): 3:45pm

Saturday (12/4) -- Wednesday (12/8)
Sulzberger Lobby: 5:15pm, 6:15pm and 7:15pm
Building 600 (2nd Floor Lounge): 6:30pm

If you need to arrange something for another tradition, please be in touch with so we can assist you. Thanks for your cooperation and we wish you a very happy holiday season.