February 6th, 2008

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NJOP Dinner

NJOP is the National Jewish Outreach Program. It's Modern Orthodox run, although it's really nondenominational. The idea is that if people want to get in touch with their Judaism, there they are with lessons in basic Hebrew and basic Judaism, beginners' minyanim and Shabbat meals. They're the sponsor of "Shabbat across America", which has synagogues across the spectrum offering a Friday night meal for whoever wants, with the idea that someone might come out of curiosity and leave with something positive.

It's a lot more low-key than Chabad, and I wonder if things would have been different for me if it had been around when I was in college - the Hillel was too far away and Chabad was not what I was looking for. Collapse )