Healing Through Art, Rosh Hashanah, and What Is At Stake Dialogue Series
Healing Through Art, Rosh Hashanah, and What Is At Stake Dialogue Series
 News and Programs 9.14.20
Healing Through Art: Sharing Our Grief, Loss, and Hope
Healing through Art: Sharing Our Grief, Loss, and Hope
Starting September 14, 2020
The past months have been a traumatic time for individuals, communities, and our world. The illness, deaths, and life changes brought about by the COVID19 pandemic alongside continued anti-Black violence and serious immigration concerns have undoubtedly taken a toll on our Emory community. With Healing Through Art, we invite the Emory community to individually and collectively express and process their experiences of grief and loss.
Steps to participate:
1. Create your representation of grief, loss, or change, and/or where you may be finding hope. You could post a photograph, a drawing, a collage, a painting, a poem, a song.
2. Submit your art to the Emory Healing Through Art virtual gallery
  • For current students, faculty, and staff, click here.
  • For alumni, click here.
For more information or to get involved, please contact religiouslife@emory.edu. View the instagram gallery here. Special thanks to: Tasha Dobbin-Bennett, Rohini Guin, Hannah Kreuziger, Nikita Dsouza, Emory Art Club, and the Emory and Oxford College Counseling Centers.
Participate Here
View the Gallery Here
Farewell Reception for The Rev. Lisa Garvin
Farewell Reception for The Rev. Lisa Garvin
Tuesday, September 29, 4:00 p.m. Eastern, Zoom
The Rev. Lisa Garvin will be leaving Emory September 30 to become chaplain and minister to the university at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. All are invited to a zoom reception to honor Lisa for her many contributions to the Emory community. Register for the reception here
Leave a Special Farewell Message for Lisa: If you would like to leave a special note for Lisa, that will be compiled with other farewell messages, please click here and submit by Monday, September 14
Graduate Interfaith Council: Interfaith Dialogue Partner Program
Please fill out the form if you are interested in being paired with a dialogue partner for the semester. There are no requirements except an interest in conversations and learning from others with different religious or spiritual backgrounds than you. Set your own schedule and meet when convenient. For more information, please reach out to Jason Cabitac's email at jason.exar.cabitac@emory.edu. Learn more about GRC here
What Is At Stake Dialogue Series
What is at Stake Dialogue Series 
A virtual dialogue series exploring what is at stake with the 2020 election. Dialogues will cover voting issues, immigration, religious freedom, and criminal justice reform. Register here
Jewish High Holidays 2020/5781
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Lunch and Learn
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Lunch and Learn
Tuesday, September 15, 12:00-12:30 p.m., Zoom
Join Rabbi Jordan Braunig, Jewish Chaplain, and The Reverend Greg McGonigle, Dean of Religious Life, for a discussion on the upcoming Jewish high holidays, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Sponsored by the GSGA and OSRL. Join on zoom here
Emory Hillel High Holidays 2020
Emory Hillel High Holidays 2020/5781
The High Holidays are around the corner. Sign up for meals, virtual services and more https://linktr.ee/emoryhillel
Please sign up for all High Holiday Meals by Monday, September 14, 2020. 

Hillel services
High Holidays with Hillels of Georgia
September 2020, via Zoom
Hillels of Georgia invites you to celebrate the High Holidays with us. Services will be streamed via Zoom and will include a virtual prayer book for following along at home. We will be holding Reform and Conservative services for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. To register, simply visit this link and click on the service(s) you would like to attend.
Rosh Hashanah with Emory Chabad
September 18-20, 2020
Join Emory Chabad for Rosh Hashanah. Start the Jewish New Year off with an inspiring, delightful and relaxing High Holiday Services & Gourmet Meals.
  • Traditional services blended with contemporary messages
  • Insights into many holiday prayers
  • Warm & welcoming environment
All services and meals are open to students free of charge. Donations welcome. For more information, and to RSVP, please click here
Yom Kippur 2020 - September 27-28, 2020
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. Learn more and RSVP here
A Rosh Hashanah Reflection: Welcome in the New Year Virtually,
Tuesday, September 15, 8:00-9:30 p.m. Eastern, Zoom
JEGS invites the Emory community to participate in reflection and discussion, while enjoying apples and honey over Zoom. Sponsored by Jewish Emory Graduate Students. 
Rosh Hashanah Ready?
Tuesday, September 15, 8:00 p.m. EDT, Zoom
Calling all college-age students! Join Rabbi Joshua Heller, Senior Rabbi at Congregation B'nai Torah in Atlanta, for a bit of Holiday Wisdom as we lead into the Jewish New Year. Engage with fellow college students from across the United States and learn about how Jewish traditions have adapted in these virtual times to include zoom Shabbats and more. Rabbi Heller welcomes questions so feel free to ask the Rabbi anything you want to know. Sponsored by Hillels of Georgia. 
International Coffee Hour - Fall 2020
Friday, September 18, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Eastern, Zoom https://bit.ly/InternationalCoffeeHourFall2020
Looking to connect with other students and scholars from around the world? Need a coffee/tea break with other people? Want to learn about campus and community resources? Sponsored by OSRL and ISSS. 
This week sponsored by AMIS: Since 1978, AMIS has been welcoming international students and scholars to the Atlanta area through our many programs and events which help them get to know our city and connect them to local families and individuals who want to serve and make international friends. Our international students come from over 50 different nations and are students at Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Emory, Columbia Theological Seminary, Agnes Scott, Kennesaw State, Morehouse College, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta Technical College, Chattahoochee Technical College and Georgia Southwestern University.
Beloved Community Protestant Worship - Fall 2020
Sundays, 11:00 a.m. Eastern, Via Zoom – Register here:
Beloved Community gathers each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Eastern 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, Emory faculty, and distinguished guests from the U.S. and abroad. For more information, or to get involved, please contact Assistant Chaplain The Rev. Kevin Crawford at kevin.crawford@emory.edu. Join us here.
You can also view last weeks service below and here.
Join Us For Beloved Community Here
This Sunday, September 20, 2020: The Rev. Lyn Pace. 
The Rev. Dr. Lyn Pace is originally from South Carolina and joined Oxford College as college chaplain in 2009. He and significant other, Ami Hernandez, have one son, Sam as well as a dog (Abby) and cat (Callie). They live in the city of Oxford where Dr. Pace served on the city council from 2012-2015. Among other things, he facilitates the work of the ten religious and spiritual life clubs at Oxford College, assists with leadership programs, offers care and counsel for the college community, and teaches courses on understanding community as well as contemplative practices and social justice.
Prior to coming to Oxford, Dr. Pace was the associate chaplain, director of service learning, and director of the Bonner Scholars Program at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  From 2002-2003, he served as a minister in the British Methodist Church on the Isle of Wight in England. He is an ordained United Methodist minister in the South Carolina Conference of the UMC. Learn more about The Rev. Dr. Pace here
Weekly Gatherings
Weekly Religious and Philosophical Gatherings
While this is a year unlike any other, 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? Check out our Fall 2020 Orientation page with videos and contact information for many of our religious and philosophical organizations. You can can also directly 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.
View Weekly Gatherings Here
For more information for each of these gatherings, including contact/login information, please refer to our weekly gatherings website here
  • University Catholic Center: Reconciliation, Sundays, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Eastern
  • University Catholic Center: In-Person Outdoor Mass, Sundays, 11:00 a.m. Eastern
  • Beloved Community Protestant Worship (ecumenical), Sundays, 11:00 a.m. Eastern
  • International InterVarsity Fellowship - Book Reading Online - Sundays, 6:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Reformed University Fellowship: First Year Small Group, Mondays, 7:00 p.m. Eastern
  • UKirk Atlanta: Evening Prayer, Mondays, 7:00 p.m. EDT
  • Reformed University Fellowship: Asian Amercian Community Group, Mondays, 8:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Reformed University Fellowship: Romans 8 Women's Study, Mondays, 8:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Emory Christian Fellowship (ECF): “Encountering Jesus,” Mondays, 8:00 p.m., Eastern
  • UKirk Atlanta: Lunch Bunch, Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Reformed University Fellowship: Romans 8 Co-Ed Study, Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. Eastern
  • International InterVarsity Fellowship: Online Tea-talk, Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. Eastern
  • Bread Coffeehouse: Cafe, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Compassion Meditation Group - Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Eastern
  • University Catholic Center: Hot Takes Happy Hour, Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Glenn Memorial Church (Methodist): Wednesday Night Worship, Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Bread Coffeehouse: Fresh Party, Wednesdays (bi-weekly), 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Graduate Christian Fellowship: Fall Bible Study Small Groups, Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m, EDT
  • Brothers and Sisters in Christ (BASIC): “Flourishing Communities,” Wednesdays, 8:00 p.m, Eastern
  • Reformed University Fellowship: Large Group "Reorient Engaging Emotions in the Psalms," Wednesdays, 8:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Glenn Memorial Church (Methodist) - Online Bible Study with the Pastors - Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.
  • Reformed University Fellowship: The Gospel & Race, Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Emory Buddhist Club: Guided Meditation and Discussion, Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Grace House (ELCA Lutheran Episcopal): Thursdays, 6:15 p.m. 
  • UKirk Atlanta: UKirk United, Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. EDT
  • Emory Missional Community: Blueprint Unleashed, Thursdays, 7:15 pm Eastern
  • Bread Coffeehouse: Story, Band, and Storytelling (DBS), Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Eastern
  • Graduate Christian Fellowship: Fall Bible Study Small Groups, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m, EDT
  • Glenn Memorial Church (Methodist): Young Adults eTwain's, Thursdays, 8:00 p.m.
  • Emory InterVarsity Small Groups: Inter-Chapter gatherings (ACF, BASIC, ECF), Thursdays, 8:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Reformed University Fellowship: Prayer, Fridays, 9:30-9:50 a.m. Eastern
  • International Coffee Hour: Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Eastern
  • Reformed University Fellowship: Upperclass Men's Study, Fridays, 12:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Emory Chabad: Shabbat To Go - A Taste of Shabbat Made with Love
  • Emory Hillel: Shabbat2Go, Fridays
  • University Catholic Center: Fellowship and Adoration Night, Fridays, 6:00 p.m. Eastern
  • International InterVarsity Fellowship: Virtual Game & Bible Study, Fridays. 6:30 p.m. Eastern
  • Emory Adventist Christian Fellowship: Bible Study/Discussion, Fridays, 8:00-9:30 p.m. Eastern
  • Asian Christian Fellowship (ACF):  “Losing Face, Finding Grace: 12 Bible Studies for Asian Americans,” Fridays, 9:00 p.m., Eastern
  • University Catholic Center will be live-streaming Mass on Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. Eastern
  • University Catholic Center: Confession & Communion, Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Eastern
Upcoming Programs for Students
Conversation with Sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund
Tuesday, September 15, 1:00 p.m. EDT 
Join InterVarsity’s Emerging Scholars Network for a conversation with sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund, exploring her new book, “Why Science and Faith Need Each Other.” Register for the link For more information on InterVarsity national events geared toward graduate and professional school students, check out our events page: https://gfm.intervarsity.org/events. Sponsored by InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministry. Contact Glenn Goldsmith with questions.
Emory Buddhist Club
Emory Buddhist Club - Guided Meditation and Discussion
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m., via Zoom
This semester, EBC will continue to host weekly meditation sessions through Zoom. To participate in our meetings, simply click the link included above, or paste https://emory.zoom.us/j/515025945 in your URL bar. Anyone is welcome to join.
The EBC is a student-led effort. Our primary mission is to provide a free, weekly opportunity for anyone with any interest in Buddhism or meditation to meet, practice, and learn with qualified Buddhist teachers from the Atlanta area. Our meetings are always free and open to the public. We welcome anyone, regardless of meditation experience or point of view.
Emory MSA
Stay up to date with the Emory MSA. Check out their Facebook page or Instagram page  for updates. 
Emory Hindu Students Association: First General Body Meeting and Info Session for First Year Representatives 
Friday, September 18, 6:00 p.m. EDT
Come to HSA’s first General body meeting this Friday. The freshman rep app is also available here.  We can’t wait to see you there. Learn more about HSA here
Don't miss out on the opportunity to join one of Emory's most exciting spiritual and cultural student organizations. Application in the link below is due at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 25. Reach out to this page or to our instagram @hsa_emory if you have any questions.
Emory Hillel Shabbat
Fridays, via Facebook Live
Hillel at Emory is providing Live Dvar Torah, Shabbat, and food pickup every Friday. We are thrilled to announce that many of our amazing Hillel staff will provide Shabbat to-go packages for students this semester. Students can sign up to receive SHABBAT2GO and celebrate with a Kosher meal in their dorm rooms or apartments after virtual Shabbat services. To learn more please click here.
DIY Shabbat
Sign up to host a small Shabbat dinner at your residence! You will be provided with Shabbat kits and homemade, Kosher Shabbat meals for each person, OR you can choose to prepare your own meals and get reimbursed.Sign up here to host or attend a Shabbat dinner. Sponsored by Emory Hillel.
Emory Chabad - Shabbat To Go
A Taste of Shabbat - Made with Love
RSVP by Thursday 8:00 p.m., Ready for Pickup Friday at 2:00 p.m. For more information, please email Info@chabademory.org.
University Catholic Center Weekend Mass
Live-streamed Mass
Saturdays, 4:00 p.m., via YouTube Live
The University Catholic Center will be making the switch from pre-recording Mass to live streaming Mass on Saturdays at 4:00 PM on our YouTube channel for the foreseeable future. A recording of the live stream will be made available to view immediately afterward for anyone who wishes to participate at another time. Please bear with us as we make this switch.
In-Person Outdoor Mass
Sundays, 11:00 a.m., University Catholic Center
In-person outdoor mass has started! To ensure the safety of our community, we ask that you carefully read the precautions at this link ahead of time. Please sign up if you intend on attending Mass with us in-person at the same link. This will help us accurately plan for and communicate the number of people who will be present. Seating is limited, and we will prioritize seating for those who sign up if necessary.
For more information on University Catholic Center programs, please click here.
Off Campus Programs
Interfaith Community Initiatives Town Hall
Tuesday, September 15, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
You are invited to find a positive and peaceful solution to the fear, hate, and mistrust surrounding issues of race. Join a virtual town hall to share in difficult conversations.  Share on your social feeds with the hashtag #WhatAboutRace. Registration link. Sponsored by Interfaith Community Initiatives. 
DISCERN: Virtual Discernment Retreat
October 9-10, registration deadline: September 24
The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) is hosting a virtual discernment retreat for young adult leaders between 18-30. DISCERN is a two-day virtual experience where attendees will explore innovative models of ministry and participate in thought-provoking conversations around purpose, passion and call.
Come join and benefit from conversation and reflection on topics of purpose and passion. Click here to register.
Yale Institute of Sacred Music
Yale's ISM is an interdisciplinary graduate center that supports the study of religion, worship, and related arts, from musical performance (choral conducting, organ, and voice), liturgy, and visual art, to literature, ministry, and ethnomusicology. 
The admissions office is holding virtual information sessions for Emory students interested in studying at the ISM.  Students RSVP at Yale’s events page to register for a session.  Students can email admissions to set up a phone or Zoom conversation. 
ISM supports several fully-funded degrees in collaboration with Yale Divinity School (Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Theology) and the Yale School of Music (Master of Music, Master of Musical Arts, and Doctor of Musical Arts), and offers various post-doctoral fellowships. Also take a tour at international study tours and contact the admissions coordinator
Partner Programs
Where Do Jews Fit in America's World of Difference?
Monday, September 14, 11:30 a.m., Zoom
At 11:30 a.m. via Zoom, Eric Goldstein, associate professor of history and Jewish Studies, Judith London Evans Director, Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, will give a talk titled "Where Do Jews Fit in America's World of Difference?" For more information, please visit the Emeritus College's calendar of events
Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote
Monday, September 14, 4:00 p.m.
This virtual screening includes the topic of voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election.  Questions and answers with Professor Carol Anderson.  Moderated by Professor Meina Yates-Richard.
Special presentation from the Emory Votes Initiative, providing non-partisan information on voting, Click to Register
Racism, Injustice & Incarceration in the U.S.
Tuesday, September 15, 6:30 p.m.
Professor Carl Suddler invites the Emory community to join the HIST 488RW students enrolled in conversation on racism, injustice, and incarceration in the U.S. We will be focusing on mass incarceration beyond the New Jim Crow. Hailing from the University of Virginia and joining us will be Professor Talitha LeFlouria, who authored Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South.
To register, email Becky Herring becky.herring@emory.edu.
Annual Anna Julia Cooper Lecture
Thursday, September 17, 4:00 p.m. EDT
Candler’s Black Church Studies Program welcomes Emilie M. Townes September 17, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. She is the distinguished guest speaker for the annual Anna Julia Cooper Lecture. Initially scheduled to speak in March, Townes’ lecture was postponed and is now held as a webinar. Register here.  
In This Moment
Friday, September 18, 12:30 p.m. EDT, Zoom
Works of art have the power to prompt, provoke, and illuminate. In a new series of lunchtime programs titled In This Moment, Emory faculty and Carlos curators discuss works of art in the museum that reflect the complex social issues of their own time and place but also provide a framework for considering our current moment. In this program for Emory students, Dr. Gautham Reddy, South Asian Studies Librarian at Woodruff Library, looks at colorism in South Asia, borne out of colonialism and caste and manifest in a variety of contexts, from recent controversies over Fair and Lovely skin cream to the images of Raja Ravi Varma in the exhibition Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine. Use the ZOOM link here to access the program.
Ombud's Book Discussion
Wednesday, September 30, 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 7, 4:00 p.m.
The Office of the University Ombuds invites everyone to better understand structural racism, antiracism, and privilege. Our first book is White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, who provides a perspective as a white author.  Join the virtual series discussions and register here.
Opportunities and Resources
Emory Counseling and Psychological Services
Skills Clinic and Coping with Difficult Thoughts and Feelings Virtual Group
Feeling stressed? Navigating life during uncertain times? Check out these two opportunities. For more information on registering, please visit orgsync via bit.ly/emorycaps. Sponsored by Emory Counseling and Psychological Services. 
Racial Justice and Interfaith Cooperation in the Age of Black Lives Webinar Recording
This webinar asks the question, “What is the role of Black religions, religiosity, interfaith studies and religious studies in the movement for Black lives and racial equity in the 21st century?”  This webinar is a great resource for those reflecting on race, racism, and white supremacy. Click the link for access to webinar recording. Sponsored by Interfaith Youth Core. 
Personal Prayer Spaces on Campus - Fall 2020
Communal religious practices are happening virtually or off-campus this semester. Cannon Chapel, the university chapel on the Quad, is closed for communal spiritual gatherings. However, there are small prayer spaces around campus that are available for individual prayer and meditation. To see a list of those spaces, please click here or below. 
For questions, please contact religiouslife@emory.edu
View Personal Prayer Spaces Here
Upcoming Religious Holidays and Festivals
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.
Ghambar Paitishem
Saturday, 9.12 – Wednesday, 9.16.2020
Tradition: Zoroastrianism
Celebrates the creation of plants, the sowing of the winter crop and the return of herds from pasture
Rosh Hashanah
Friday, 9.18 – Sunday, 9.20.2020
Tradition: Judaism
The Jewish New Year and the anniversary of the creation of the world, Rosh Hashanah is the first of the Ten Days of Awe (also known as the Ten Days of Repentance) that conclude on Yom Kippur. It marks the beginning of the holiest time of the year for Jews. 
Sunday, 9.20.2020
Tradition: Wicca/Paganism
Autumnal equinox and the second harvest festival, celebrating the equivalence of light and dark, the arrival of Autumn, and thanksgiving for the Earth's bounty. (Begins at sundown)
Yom Kippur
Sunday, 9.27 – Monday, 9.28.2020
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.
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