June 4, 2023

JFMC Cultural Celebrations, Nov. 17, 18 and 30

Jewish Cultural Celebration Major Speaker: Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn | Thursday, November 17 | 7 p.m. | Chandler Ballroom C, Cedric Rucker University Center

Eileen Filler-Corn served as the 56th Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates. She was the first woman in the 400-year history of Virginia’s legislature to serve as Speaker. Today, she continues to serve her community and Commonwealth in the House of Delegates fighting on behalf of her constituents and all Virginians.Representing the 41st House District, which includes portions of Fairfax County, Eileen’s passion for service shines through her tireless work to make the Commonwealth of Virginia a better place to live, work, and raise a family. Her commitment to improving the lives of her neighbors is what drove her to run for the House of Delegates.In her more than a decade of service in the House of Delegates, Eileen has been a listener and problem solver, delivering results that move her community forward and advocating for everyone equally regardless of background, circumstance, or ideology. She has introduced, championed, and passed legislation that has made Virginia a safer, stronger, and more equal Commonwealth.

Shabbat | Friday, November 18 | 5 p.m. | Chandler Ballroom C, Cedric Rucker University Center

The Sabbath is the day of rest for the Jewish community. It begins at sundown on Friday and continues until three stars appear in the sky on Saturday night.  During this time, Jews abstain from labor of any kind and spend the day with families. Conclude our week of celebration and learn about Shabbat with all its different traditions! RSVP for Shabbat

For more information, contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at (540) 654-1044 or umwjfmc@gmail.com. You may also visit students.umw.edu/multicultural. Please email us at umwjfmc@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding disability-related accommodations.

Kwanzaa | Wednesday, November 30 | 6 p.m. | Chandler Ballroom, Cedric Rucker University Center

Co-sponsored by the Black Student Association and Brothers of a New Direction

As a means of unifying the African and African-American communities, Dr. Maulana Karenga established Kwanzaa, a non-religious holiday celebrating and honoring African culture and heritage throughout the world.  A seven-day celebration, Kwanzaa features candle lighting, pouring of libations, and the culminating feast and gift giving.  Please join us as we partake in the activities and rituals of Kwanzaa and enjoy a feast together.