A Prince's Purpose: Religious Life Chanukah, Sig set-up and Kappa Samaritan Boxes

Heidelberg’s Student Princes are excited to lend a helping hand for the holidays, sharing their love and appreciation to the Tiffin community, and pursuing their purpose with distinction.

Religious Life Host Community Chanukah Dinner

Religious Life is hosting a community Chanukah dinner on Saturday, December 10 at 5:30 p.m. The dinner will be held in Campus center room 120. Chanukah is the Jewish tradition celebrating the story of the Maccabees rebuilding their temple after it was destroyed by the Romans. There was only oil enough to light the lamps for one day, but through a miracle it lasted for 8 nights.

Heidelberg’s Jewish student population is excited for the fellowship this dinner will bring. “Personally, it’s a meaningful event that campus does,” Lindsay Helmholtz shared. “Getting the personal invite each year brings me joy, as Chanukah is not as famously celebrated around Heidelberg's campus in comparison to Christmas. Getting to spend time around the table with others, spending time with new people, and getting to eat phenomenal food is always a plus. I would highly recommend trying to attend at least once before leaving Heidelberg!”

“It’s cool to have Jewish friends,” Hannah Kaplan added in agreement.

Due to the nature of the dinner, all were invited but the reservation deadline has passed. We hope all attending have a fun, mindful evening in celebration with their friends.

Sigs help prepare Kris Kringle Market

Last weekend’s Kris Kringle Market had the entire town buzzing, that excited hum of holiday unity filling the blustery air. That market, in part, was set up by a few members of Sigma Tau Nu. The current members’ connection to alumna and professor Donna Gross, who was a primary actor in organizing the event, led them to their fun afternoon of setting up tents and preparing Court Street for the weekend’s festivities.

“I helped out with the Kris Kringle Market because it was a great chance to help the community,” said Tim Buckey, a member of Sigma Tau Nu, “New traditions like these mean to me that something as simple as a market can bring the community together. And can hopefully be something that people look forward to every winter.”

Kappa fills Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child boxes

Kappa Psi Omega filled and sent Operation Christmas Child boxes late last month, expecting their arrival just before Christmas in third-world countries. Operation Christmas Child is a signature event by Samaritan’s Purse, a humanitarian aid organization founded in 1970. 

The boxes of toys and hygiene items that the Kappas packed will be sent to developing nations, to be opened as Christmas care packages by the children there. The volunteers who deliver them will then provide books and an optional non-denominational discipleship program, offering extra literacy work in the children’s native language.

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