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Meaningful engagement at Stetson Hillel


September 11, 2020

Stetson Hillel students "feeding" themselves with engaging conversation around the Zoom screen until they can gather around the Shabbat dinner table.

Like most of our peer institutions, Stetson began fall 2020 in a hybrid model. Some students were on campus, some were at home, and all of them were online in some capacity. As the person charged with building community and helping to transition my freshmen to campus, it occurred to me that engagement - meaningful engagement - was not meant to be done while being physically distant. How for instance, can the community not be together to celebrate the High Holidays (side note: my slogan for this year was going to be Don't Atone Alone ... sigh) when the prayers are written in the plural? When...

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