IWU Chapel Hour to Celebrate Jewish Sukkot
September 25, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan's University Chapel Hour and Special Events
and Services will present "The Jewish High Holy Days: Celebrating Sukkot" on Wednesday,
Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. in Evelyn Chapel, 1301 N. Park St., in Bloomington. Sukkot commemorates
the life of the Israelites in the desert during their journey to the promised land.
During their wanderings, they lived in booths (sukkot).
Co-sponsored by IWU's Hillel religious organization, the event is free and open to
Paul M. Kaplan, Rabbi of Bloomington's Moses Montefiore Temple, will be the guest
speaker at the event. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Kaplan was educated in public
schools and graduated from Oberlin College. He received his M.H.L from Hebrew Union
College in Cincinnati and was ordained as a rabbi in 1974. Kaplan has served congregations
in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
For additional information, contact the Illinois Wesleyan University Chaplain's Office
at (309) 556-3005.
Contact: Marcus Mitchell, (309) 556-3181