Yom Kippur, Full Moon Gathering, and Student Worker Opportunities
Yom Kippur, Full Moon Gathering, and Student Worker Opportunities
 News and Programs 09.16.21
Full Moon Gathering
Buddhist Full Moon Gatherings
Sunday, September 19, 2021, 5:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel 106 or Zoom 
Full moon days are a special occasion for Buddhist communities to connect spiritually with ourselves, our communities, and our practices. 
Join our community in celebrating the September full moon with Dharma (Buddhist chant, Meditation, Discussion) and refreshments. All are welcome.
For more information, please contact Buddhist Chaplain Venerable Priya Sraman at priya.rakkhit.sraman@emory.edu
Sponsored by the Emory Buddhist Club and Emory Buddhist Chaplaincy. 
Today: Yom Kippur, September 16, 2021
Yom Kippur with Hillel
Marcus Hillel Center, 735 Gatewood Road, Atlanta, GA 30322
Yom Kippur Services: Thursday, September 16, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Reform services, led by Rabbi Micah Lapidus: Marcus Hillel Center
  • Traditional services, led by Allen Lipson: Cannon Chapel
Break-Fast: Thursday, September 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Marcus Hillel Center
  • Pickup your Break-Fast meal 2 GO. We will be serving bagels, lox, toppings, kugel, and more. 
Neila: Thursday, September 16, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Join us for our evening Neila service on Yom Kippur at the Marcus Hillel Center. Break-fast 2 go will also be served after if you RSVP'd for food.
RSVP for events on the Hillel Hive
Yom Kippur with Chabad
Let your Yom Kippur be more than a hungry day at Shul. In addition to the traditional services, the prayers are interwoven with soulful melodies and deeper insight and explanation into the meaning of the day. No prior/prayer experience is necessary. All events take place at Chabad at Emory (1526 N Decatur Roadd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307). 
Yom Kippur Day: Thursday, September 16, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
  • Services: 10:30 a.m.
  • Yizkor Service: 1:00 p.m.
  • Mincha-Neilah: 5:30 p.m.
  • Fast ends at 8:19 p.m.
Break-Fast: Thursday, September 16, 8:25 p.m.
  • $10 Suggested donation. 
For more information, visit Chabad here.

Student Job Opportunities: Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life 
Application Deadline: Friday, September 17
Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (OSRL) is seeking Student Workers for the upcoming academic semester. Reporting to the Chief of Staff, Program Coordinator, and the Executive Administrative Assistant, the Student Worker team supports the department’s mission through hospitality and communications support, data and record management, web and publications work, and special event staffing. Training and mentoring will be provided through staff meetings and ongoing coaching to build knowledge and skills.
The Student Worker program provides the opportunity to learn about the multifaith work of the department and to assist our professional staff in fulfilling essential functions that support our programs and services. Contact Katie Rappold, Program Coordinator, with any questions here
To apply, search for the following job titles on Handshake here or at the button below (Please note FWS position for federal work study qualified students):
  • Student Worker, Office of Spiritual and Religious Life
  • FWS Student Worker, Office of Spiritual and Religious Life
Apply Here
Emory HSA
HSA GBM and Friday Aarti
Friday, September 17, 5:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel Sanctuary
Join the Hindu Students Association this Friday at 5:00 p.m. for Aarti. All are welcome to attend. 
Aarti is a form of worship in which a lamp, typically an oil lamp, is circled around a symbol, image, or deity while singing prayers of veneration. The various icons towards which the Aarti is performed hold unique significance across different Hindu traditions, although the atmosphere of joy and upliftment is common to all. Whether performed alone in one’s home or in a communal setting like a temple, Aarti is a ritual by which Hindus connect devotionally to their spiritual and/or religious principles.
Last week, we celebrated the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi with a discussion and puja offering and some 45 students attended (photos above). 
For more information, please contact Hindu Chaplain Brahmacharini Shweta Chaitanya at shweta.chaitanya@emory.edu.
More about the Emory HSA and their activities can be found here
Mid-Week Musical Meditation Online
Every Wednesday in Term, 12:00 - 12:15 p.m., Zoom and Facebook Live
This short midweek musical meditation online is an opportunity to lift up prayers and meditations for the needs of the world and our own lives. Open to all Emory students, faculty, and staff of all faiths. Led by Maury Allums, Director of Music in the Emory Office of Spiritual and Religious Life. Take a moment to breathe, relax, and connect with others. For more information, please contact OSRL Music Director Maury Allums at mallums@emory.edu. 
To register for updates and register for the event via zoom, visit http://bit.ly/OSRLMidWeekMusic. You can also watch the event live on Emory OSRL Facebook
Mid-Week Music Meditation, September 15
Mid-Week Musical Meditation, September 15
Beloved Community Calendar
Beloved Community Protestant Worship Service
Sunday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. service, 12:00 p.m. lunch (outside), Cannon Chapel
Beloved Community gathers each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. during the academic year. Worship is ecumenical and planned especially for the campus setting, providing a variety of worship experiences for the Emory community. Preachers include Emory chaplains and affiliates, Emory faculty, and distinguished guests from the U.S. and abroad.
Preacher: The Rev. Glenn Goldsmith, InterVarsity Affiliate
For questions, to get involved, and/or to join the Beloved Community elist, please contact Christian Chaplain Maddie Henderson at madelyn.mary.henderson@emory.edu.
Christian Chaplain Maddie Henderson
OSRL Christian Chaplain Maddie Henderson
Chaplain Maddie Office Hours
Thursday, September 16, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Kaldi’s at the Student Center 
Hang out with Christian Chaplain Maddie Henderson. Have questions about Christian life on campus? Wrestling with questions about your faith? Want to meet someone new? All of these are reasons to drop by. Chaplain Maddie wants to get to know you and for you to know her, so stop by for as short or long as you’re able. She hopes to see you then.
Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church
Glenn-Emory Sunday
Sunday, September 26, 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m., Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church and Online
On Emory-Glenn Sunday, September 26, Glenn Memorial will celebrate during the 11:00 a.m. worship the historic and living relationship between Emory University and Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church. For more than a century, church and academy have partnered to serve Emory and the larger community, while also sharing countless opportunities for growth in knowledge and wisdom. Emory-Glenn Sunday brings us together for worship in the sanctuary we share.
It promises to be a day as meaningful and unique as the relationship we share.
Masks required for all in-person services, with childcare provided on the playground. 
Online Worship Available Here
Upcoming Programs
guided meditation
Emory Buddhist Club Guided Meditation
Thursday, September 16, 6:00 p.m., Cannon Chapel or Zoom 
Join us for a guided Buddhist meditation this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. This week, EBC is pleased to welcome back Jian Gan Shifu from Dharma Jewel Monastery. This monastery, established in Atlanta in 2009, is the largest Chinese Chan monastery in the Southeastern United States. It also is an affiliate monastery for Chung Tai Chan Monastery in Taiwan. On Thursday, Jian Gan Shifu will be leading the session first by chanting the Heart Sutra, giving a talk on samatha-vipassana meditation, and conclude with a guided meditation.
This semester, the weekly EBC meetings will be accessible for you in-person and via Zoom. Our regular teachers will lead in-person or online based on their preference. All are welcome to join at Cannon Chapel each week (with a mask), but those wishing to Zoom in can use this link.  For more information please contact Buddhist Chaplain Venerable Priya Sraman at priya.rakkhit.sraman@emory.edu.
Emory MSA Welcome Back Dinner
Thursday, September 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m., ESC Ballroom
Aslamu aleykum. Join MSA for their largest semester event-- the Welcome Back Dinner. The theme this year is zakat/sadaqah and for that reason there will be a silent auction with all proceeds of the auction going to help Afghani refugees in Georgia.
If you would like to donate an item to the auction as well, then please bring them to Jummah Prayer at Canon Chapel at 2:00 p.m. on Fridays. The last day to donate will be September 10. Items will be featured on our story to give you a better idea of what items you will find at the auction. Come enjoy great food, henna, a photo-booth and Arabic calligraphy while we all come together and raise money for an amazing cause. Learn more about MSA Events here.  
Bread Coffeehouse DBS
Thursday, September 16, 7:30 p.m., Tent Outside Cannon Chapel
Bread DBS is happening again this Thursday. Come at 7:30 p.m. for a great time, featuring: a baked potato bar for dinner, s'mores in a pan for dessert, music by Wendlo, and stories by staff. We know there's rain in the forecast this week, so if Thursday looks dreary weather-wise, be sure to keep an eye on our Instagram for DBS location updates here
InterVarsity GCF Thursday Bible Study
Thursday, September 16, 6:00 p.m., Brooks Commons in Cannon Chapel
Join Graduate Students in InterVarsity's Graduate Christian Fellowship for the Fall 2021 in-person bible study on Foundations for Flourishing in Grad School, every week on Thursday evenings. For more information or questions, contact Glenn Goldsmith
International Community Friday Lunch
International Community Friday Lunch
Friday, September 17, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Cannon Chapel Underpass (Outside in shade)
International Community Friday Lunch is a long-standing collaboration between the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (OSRL) and International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). We seek to extend a warm welcome and build a community for international students and scholars over a free lunch, conversation, and resource sharing.
These lunches are limited, so be sure to register by the Tuesday before the community lunch you will attend. RSVP Required each week here.  
Hillel Tropical Shabbat
Friday, September 17, 6:30 p.m., Marcus Hillel Center (735 Gatewood Road, Atlanta, GA 30322) 
Join us for a Tropical-themed Shabbat Dinner. Services are at 6:30, and dinner is at 7:00. Feel free to wear a Hawaiian shirt or any other festive outfit. RSVP here. 
Catholic Center Welcome Back Hike at Stone Mountain
Saturday, September 18, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Departing from First Year Quad and SAAC
Join fellow Catholic students for a chill hike at Stone Mountain. Meet up on the First Year Quad or outside the SAAC on Clairmont campus at 9:00 AM to carpool to downtown Stone Mountain for free entrance to the park. If you have a car and you're willing to drive (and be reimbursed for gas), contact Michael Zauche at michael@emorycatholic.org
Bread Coffeehouse Fresh-Party in Piedmont
Saturday, September 18, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Bread Coffehouse (1227 Clifton Road, Atlanta GA 30307) and Piedmont Park
Calling all first-years! Bread Coffeehouse interns want to get to know you and treat you to pizza. We'll be meeting at Bread at 11:30 and heading to Piedmont Park to hang out, eat pizza, and get to know each other. Feel free to bring blankets, frisbees, and anything else you need to have a good time hanging outdoors. We'll be back at bread by 2pm. Learn more about Bread Coffeehouse here
InterVarsity GCF Tuesday Bible Study
Tuesday, September 21, 8:00 - 9:00 p.m., on Zoom 
Join Graduate Students in InterVarsity's Graduate Christian Fellowship for the Fall 2021 virtual bible study on Psalms, every 1st and 3rd Tuesday evening of the month. For more information or questions, contact Julian Hurtado.
InterVarsity Collegiate Black Christians Exploring Faith
Wednesday, September 22, 7:30 p.m., AMUC 106
Every Wednesday, join Collegiate Black Christians in gathering to grow and explore your faith. Invite your roommates, friends, and even family. For more events from CBC, visit their instagram here
GFM Georgia Retreat
InterVarsity Georgia Grad Student Fall Retreat
Saturday September 24- Saturday September 25, Calvin Center, Hampton Georgia
Deadline to Register: Friday, September 17
Join other graduate students in a retreat about Walking with God in Uncertain Times. Activities will include a bonfire, small groups both days, and quiet time.  
Cost for registration is $40 and includes dinner on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, as well as conference materials and lodging. 
The speaker for the weekend, Karen Guzman, is the National Director of InterVarsity's Women in the Academy and Professions, and lives in Marietta, Georgia. She has spent her adult life in and around InterVarsity — originally as a student and campus staff member in Michigan and currently in Atlanta. An entrepreneur at heart, she and heart, she and some student leaders started the grad fellowship at Michigan State and the MBA fellowship at Georgia Tech. .  

Emory students will travel as a group, so please email gcfemory@gmail.com with any questions, as well as your name, email, and phone number so we can contact you as we arrange and coordinate transportation. For more information about the conference and registration, visit the site here, or email Felicia.Anderson@intervarsity.org
Hillel Threads of Ritual 
Sunday, September 16, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Marcus Hillel Center (735 Gatewood Road, Atlanta, GA 30322)
Hillels of Georgia and Hillel at Emory are proud to host "Threads of Ritual," a display of Judaic textile art by artist Ruth Simon McRae at the Marcus Hillel Center. Join us in the sukkah as we hear from the artist herself and take in these beautiful pieces. Kosher snacks will be available. There is no cost to attend. Students register here, and community members may RSVP by emailing info@hillelsofgeorgia.org
Off Campus Programs
CCHR 115th Anniversary in Remembrance of the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre
Friday September 17- Sunday September 26
The Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Coalition to Remember the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre offer events to commemorate the massacre on its 115th anniversary.  The events of September 1906 are largely unknown today, even though the killings happened in well-trafficked neighborhoods of our city and are a defining moment in Atlanta’s history and the national history of racial terror. For information on The Atlanta Race Massacre, view this video where it is referred to as The Atlanta Race Riot.  For more information, visit the events list from Sept. 17-26 at the bottom of 1906atlracemassacre.org
Buddhism and Breath Summit
Friday, September 17, 10:00 a.m., Zoom
The Buddhism and Breath Summit is an online event that explores Buddhist practices of working with the breath and/or bodily winds.” Presenters address how Buddhist presentations of breath, “wind” or “life force” (prāṇa in Sanskrit, qi in Chinese, or rlung in Tibetan, for example) have influenced contemplative, philosophical, and medical theories and practices in Buddhist traditions. The Buddhism and Breath Summit features pre-recorded video presentations by scholars and practitioners, plus supplementary educational resources, which are publicly and freely available. For more information, visit the Summit site here
Equitable Dinners: Anti-Racism and Local History: Why the Atlanta Massacre Was Not a "Race Riot." 
Sunday, September 19, 5:00 p.m., Zoom
The evening opens with an original play written for the evening by Pedro Alvarado. The play is followed by guest speaker, King Williams, local documentarian. Guests from across the country will reflect in small groups on what they’ve heard and come up with ideas to take action and create change where they live. Register for this free event here.
“Comparative Buddhist Sexual Ethics” 
Sunday, September 19, 3:30- 5:00 p.m. 
North American Buddhist communities have been and continue to be sites of sexual violations and power abuses. This series of conversations brings together practitioners and scholars to examine multiple dimensions of abuse in Buddhist contexts and articulate best practices for building safe and inclusive sanghas. This session will be hosted by Sarah Jacoby, James Robson, Kali Cape, Sharon Suh, Jue Liang, Amy Langenberg, and Lama Willa Miller (moderator). For more information about the series, click here. 
Sacred Friends Address Voting Rights
Tuesday, September 21, 7:00 p.m., Zoom
Voting rights are a seminal issue of our time. Join Interfaith Community Initiatives in Sacred Friends Address Voting Rights at 7:00 p.m. on September 21 on Zoom.  For more information and to register visit www.interfaithci.org
Buddhist Art for the 21st Century: What Might It Look Like?
Wednesday, 22 September, 10:00 a.m.
This is the inaugural lecture, given by Prof. Eugene Y. Wang, Harvard University with discussant Professor Francesca Tarocco, Ca' Foscari University of Venicehe. The lecture will thus end on a note of historically informed speculation, heralding the kinds of art that can be pointedly called “Buddhist art for the 21st century.”The lecture will thus end on a note of historically informed speculation, heralding the kinds of art that can be pointedly called “Buddhist art for the 21st century.” For more information on the series, visit the site here
NAHCA Hindu Chaplaincy Conference
Saturday, September 25 - Sunday, September 26
Dr. Asha C. Shipman, Director of Hindu Life in Yale University's Chaplain's Office invites you to a professional development opportunity for deepening care for Hindu students through the North American Hindu Chaplains Association's annual conference running virtually on Sept. 25-26. You can find the conference program, speakers, and registration link here
Dekalb County Official Dedication of Lynching Remembrance Markers
Thursday, September 30, 6:00 p.m., Virtual
Join the DeKalb Remembrance Project in dedicating remembrance markers that honor those known and unknown men and women that died violently from lynching in DeKalb County. We remember Reuben Hudson, Jr., Porter F Turner, and three to five unnamed Black men. RSVP at naacpDekalb.org
Festival of Sacred Song
All Saints' Festival of Sacred Song
Sunday, October 3, 5:30 p.m., All Saints' Episcopal Church (634 West Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta GA, 30308)
Enjoy hymns and spiritual songs with Theodicy Jazz Collective and the All Saints' Adult Choir, accompanied by Dr. Kirk M. Rich. Share the joy of communal song, drawing on global sacred music with a focus on Jazz. The service will take place with a reflection offered by the Rev. Natosha Reid Rice, with a dinner from NaanStop following for $12 a person. 
To learn more about the event, visit allsaintsatlanta.org/sacred-song
AJC Project Understanding: Black/Jewish Coalition
Project Understanding, a signature achievement of AJC’s Atlanta Black/Jewish Coalition, ensures that relationships between Black and/or Jewish thought leaders continue with Atlanta’s next generation. This year’s Project Understanding will have two tracks:  Project Understanding for Emerging Leaders (ages 25-39) and Project Understanding Gen X (ages 40-55).  Apply Here. Project Understanding is open to those who identify as Black and/or Jewish and live in Metro Atlanta. The application due date is Sunday, October 17. Questions? Contact Julie Katz at katzj@ajc.org.
Partner Programs
JWJI Fall Colloquium Series
Monday, September 20, 12:00 p.m. on Zoom
The James Weldon Johnson Institute 2021 Fall Colloquium lunch series continues Monday with Dr. Heidi Kim from UNC Chapel Hill. Her talk focuses on Illegal Immigrants/Model Minorities: Asian Americans and the Afterlives of Political Stigma.

This event is free but please RSVP for this and all colloquium event dates here.
First-Generation Welcome Back BBQ
Friday, September 17, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Main Quad
All first-generation faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to join Emory 1915 Scholars, Belonging and Community Justice, and Undergraduate Affairs on the Main Quad on Friday for food, lawn games, and community. Learn more here
Social Justice Activism Worskhop
Wednesday, September 22, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., on Zoom
Please join us for the Social Justice Activism Workshop on Wednesday, September 22 from 7-8 PM on zoom. It will be a great opportunity to listen and learn from local Atlanta activists to inspire us to become better young activists in the modern world. Halfway through the meeting, students will be placed in a structured breakout room to develop their own "activism plan" for any topic they are passionate about relevant to the the Emory/ATL area. No registration required. For more information, email DiJ Press here
Partner Application
Conversation Partners Program Applications Open
Applications due Sunday, September 26, 11:59 p.m.
The Conversation Partners Program is an initiative within the Office of Undergraduate Education that matches domestic and international undergraduate students in the Emory College of Arts and Sciences. The program strives to foster cross-cultural connections and long-lasting friendships via conversation exchange. Participants are matched in pairs based on preferences. Partners also have opportunities to connect with other participants at program-wide events. The program is open to all undergraduate students in the Emory College of Arts and Sciences.
To apply to be a facilitator, click here.
To apply to be a partner, click here
If you have any questions or want more information, email Linny Tran
International Spouses Group
International Spouse Group
Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., 1753 N Decatur Road
The International Spouse Group supports the families of international students, researchers, and faculty members at Emory University. For those families who have just arrived at Emory, we offer an opportunity for the spouses of the students to get acquainted with other international families, practice speaking English, and learn to navigate life in the United States.  Our hope is to offer ongoing support for the spouses and families for the duration of their stay at Emory, developing friendships and assisting each other with family life.  We meet every Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m.  for an informal time of tea and discussion. Our meetings are hosted by the University Catholic Center (1753 N. Decatur Rd). Babies and young children are both welcome and enjoyed. For more information, contact Victoria Schwartz, Coordinator at vschwa3@emory.edu
Symposium Invitation
In the Wake of Slavery and Dispossession: Emory, Racism, and the Journey Towards Restorative Justice Symposium
September 29 - October 1, 2021. Hybrid format on Emory’s Atlanta and Oxford campuses, with in-person and virtual sessions, as well as physical and digital exhibits. 
The symposium is open to the public at no charge. Many universities are examining their histories and discovering their connections to slave labor and Indigenous dispossession. This symposium will highlight the ongoing efforts and research in the areas of slavery, dispossession, and restorative justice, with a focus on the legacy of racism and its enduring effects at Emory University. The sessions will include creative interpretations and dialogue, with a primary focus on the perspectives of Black, Native American, and Indigenous peoples. 
Click here to read an article about the symposium. 
Register Here
LatinX Heritage Month
Latinx Heritage Month 
Wednesday, September 15 - Friday, October 15 
Join Centro Latinx in celebrating Latinx Heritage Month through various events ranging from artist talks to community healing. For more information, follow along on instagram here
Opportunities and Resources
Recovery Student Group
Students in Recovery Group
Friday, September 24, 5:00 p.m., AMUC Suite 237
In the spirit of informal social support, students in recovery, both graduate and undergraduate, are invited to meet each friday at 5:00 p.m., starting on September 24. This group is supported and sponsored by the Office of Health Promotion
Weekly Gatherings
Weekly Spiritual Gatherings
There are a plethora of weekly religious and philosophical gatherings offered at Emory. Many of them are listed here and at the button below.
Can't find what you are looking for? Contact many of our undergraduate and graduate communities directly or contact our religious life affiliates and OSRL staff.
For questions, or to add an item to our weekly gatherings page, please email religiouslife@emory.edu.
Weekly Gatherings
Upcoming Religious Holidays
These events are drawn from the multifaith calendar maintained by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at Harvard Divinity School. To see more upcoming religious holidays and festivals, please click here.
Das Laxana Festival
Sat., Sep. 11 – Mon., Sep. 20, 2021
Tradition: Jainism
(the Paryusana Festival of Jain Digumbar Sect): A 10-day festival that is considered to be a holy convocation. During these days, Jains impose some restraints on their daily activities by fasting, meditation and prayer. The last day of Paryusana is the most solemn occasion of forgiveness and the examination of one's own thoughts and feelings. On this day, Jains ask for forgiveness from their relatives and friends for any offense they may have committed by deed, word or thought.
Yom Kippur
Wed., Sep. 15 – Thu., Sep. 16, 2021
Tradition: Judaism
(Or Day of Atonement.) The conclusion of the Ten Days of Awe, Yom Kippur is the holiest and most solemn of all days in the Jewish year. It is characterized by repentance, fasting, and forgiveness. Begins at sundown.
Mon., Sep. 20 – Mon., Sep. 27, 2021
Tradition: Judaism
Also known as Feast of Booths. An eight-day Jewish festival of booths (or tabernacles) and the fall harvest. The name refers to the booths (sukkot) used by Israelites during desert wanderings and constructed in the fields during the harvest season. It is a time of thanksgiving for God's presence in creation and among the Jewish people. The Eighth Day (Shmini 'Atzeret) is considered both the end of Sukkot and a distinct festival.
Emory OSRL Enews is published weekly during term by the Emory University Office of Spiritual and Religious Life publicizing Atlanta-campus spiritual life programs. It is not a comprehensive listing. For Oxford College spiritual life, please click here. To submit information or to update your preferences, please contact religiouslife@emory.edu.
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