10th annual Mega Shabbat fosters Jewish unity


Students attending the Mega Shabbat getting matzah ball soup in the buffet line outside of the Pegasus Ballroom.

By the light of many candles and with the sound of prayer, Chabad at UCF celebrated the 10th annual Mega Shabbat in the Pegasus Ballroom early last month.

An amplified spin on a Shabbat dinner, about 500 people gathered together to eat traditional Jewish food and attend a candle-lighting ceremony as Shabbat began at sundown on Friday, said Rivkie Lipskier, program director of Chabad at UCF.

"I think it really makes students feel so proud," Lipskier said. "They walk into their campus, and they're able to celebrate something that's so special in such a public way."

Shabbat, or the Sabbath, is th...

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