COW Hillel is a rapidly growing and increasingly active group on campus. Beginning Fall 2008 we have a gathering of some sort every Friday night. Once a month we have a service and dinner; once a month students walk to the local congregation (Reconstructionist), 10 minutes away; the other two weeks we get together in a lounge room near the dining hall to light candles, make Kiddush, and hang out, play games, watch a film, talk, or do Israeli dancing. Wooster`s various religious organizations have a tradition of valuing interfaith communication while respecting each other`s integrity. COW Hillel`s contribution to this tradition is the Sukkathon: We have our regular Sukkot celebration, but students of all backgrounds take part in sitting in the sukkah to raise money for an interreligious group in Cleveland that houses and otherwise supports homeless families. In addition to holiday celebrations and weekly Torah study with Rabbi Joan, Hillel sponsors films, speakers, and an annual dance concert by Cleveland`s great klezmer band, Yiddishe Cup. We had a Sukkahthon this year in which we raised money to aid homeless families in Cleveland by spending hours in the sukkah. This was a cooperative effort with some of the other religious groups on campus. (Wooster is big on getting different religious groups to get to know each other and work together.) Last night we showed the Israeli film "Walk on Water" co-sponsored with the German and History departments, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Two professors led a discussion afterward. I lead weekly Torah study over dinner. The local synagogue is a 10-minute walk from campus; students go there for all the major holidays. We do hold a seder on campus, however -- a very elegantly catered meal at the Wooster Inn. The food is kosher for Pesach, but the kitchen and utensils are not. So far this has not been an issue for anyone except me; I bring my own food and place setting, and am happy to provide enough to share with anyone else who wants strictly kosher for Pesach. On the academic side: I teach courses in Jewish studies in the History and Religious Studies departments. In History: Survey of Jewish History; The Arab-Israeli Conflict; The Holocaust. In Religious Studies: Judaism; Modern Jewish Identities; and, in alternating years, two semesters of biblical Hebrew.