Denison's Jewish student organization begins the year by welcoming new students with a Cookies and Candles Shabbat during August orientation. A few weeks into the fall semester members enjoy a Cookies and Candles Shabbat with parents during the annual Parents Weekend festivities. An activity members greatly enjoy is the building of a Sukkah on the academic quad. The times of â€œbuildingâ€ and â€œtakedownâ€ bring everyone together for fellowship and while completing a special project. The Annual Latke Fest is a fun celebratory even and provides a time for members to share their tradition with friends in the Denison community. The delicious Latkes are extremely popular! A community Passover Seder is also a meaningful opportunity for Jewish students to share and educate others about an important aspect of their tradition. Although the Jewish student population is a relative small portion (approximately 5%) of the entire student body at Denison, outstanding student leadership, unity within the Hillel organization and affiliation with the campus Religious Life office allow for a positive support system and assure that student needs are met. We eagerly anticipate the addition of an adjunct Rabbi (on campus alternating weekends and for all High Holy Days) in 2006-07 who will enhance the Jewish life at Denison University. A student Rabbi from the Reform Seminary in Cincinnati has been contracted Latke Fest, Crafts for Israel, Bi-Weekly Shabbat dinners and services, High Holiday Services on Campus, Sukkot and more!