Parents' Weekend Hannah Falchuk '18
For this year's Parents' Weekend, the Hillel House offered many a respite from the rainy weather. Throughout the weekend, Hillel hosted many events for students, parents and the community. The time was particularly enjoyable for first-year students, many of whom welcomed the chance to see their parents and show them what W&L is like "in action."
Members of the Hillel community shared a special Friday evening service on the Shabbat of Parents' Weekend. This was led by talented first-year student Jordan Goldstein, who also helped lead High Holiday services just a few weeks earlier. After prayers over the wine and challah, all enjoyed dinner in a packed E. Café. On Sunday morning, many members of the Hillel, Washington and Lee and Lexington communities were back in the multi-purpose room, this time sharing bagels and lox, as well as hot coffee, to stave off the cold weather that had accompanied the weekend rain.
In between the festivities at Hillel, parents were treated to all forms of entertainment: music by the University Singers and a capella groups, a college football game and several other sporting events and swing dancing at favorite locations Davidson Park and Red Square. The weekend was a break for work-worn undergraduates and a sort of homecoming for many parents and alums. Ultimately, it gave us the chance to relax with family, both those who had travelled from home and those we have found herein Lexington.