Archive for the ‘KDH’ Category

Pidyon Ha’ben

February 4, 2007

When the students were on “winter session” the Orthodox Rabbinical Couple here had their first child.  They named their new born son Be’eri, which is quite awkward for Americans to both look at and pronounce.  Names aside, the Jewish tradition teaches that a the first born must be redeemed from God.  This ceremony is a relatively rare ceremony as there are many instances that it is not performed.  Anyhow, it went off without a hitch, and in fact the coins that were used were quite old, from the 1870s, heirlooms in the Rabbi’s family.  And to top it all of, as with all other Jewish occasions, food was front and center … the meal followed.

The Rabbi holds Be’eri

The Rebbitzin carries Be’eri

The Rabbi’s father with Be’eri


Dancing in the KDH (aka 104 West!)

November 6, 2006

The Kosher Dining Hall, is situated right next to the CJL, and is directly attached to the CJL complex.  It was built about 20 years ago, and was recently taken over by Cornell Dining.

Whatever the historical case may be, there is obviously something interesting in the food, the drink or the air.  During dinner, the girls decided to put on a little performance.

NOTE (From left to right:) Elysia, Rachel, Meredith, Erica.

After being somewhat emotionally scarred for life, I snapped a picture of them doing the Macarena (with the song playing on their iPods in perfect synchronization).