Kef, taken from the Hebrew word for "fun," is the Jewish community's committee for social and cultural events. We try to broaden the Jewish community by planning fun, hip events for the campus. Our repertoire has included parties, concerts, and celebrations, and may include in the future films, panels, workshops, or more.
For more information or to get involved contact Josh Sokol.
Ruach, meaning "spirit" in Hebrew, organizes many religious events at Swarthmore, including weekly Shabbat services and major holiday accommodations. The goal of Ruach's weekly minyan is to give participants the opportunity to learn about the diverse array of Jewish religious expression through dynamic and different student-led services and explorations into the wider Jewish community. Ruach is affiliated with no specific branch of Judaism, allowing for plurality and acceptance of all backgrounds. Ruach invites students to explore and integrate Judaism into their college experience.
For more information or to get involved contact Rebekah Judson or Danny Cramer.
Swarthmore Organization for Israel (SOFI)
SOFI seeks to inform Swarthmore students about the Middle East conflict and Israeli society and to voice a pro-Israeli perspective on campus. We aim to achieve our goals through educational, political, and cultural activities.
For more information or to get involved contact Aaron Brecher.
Swarthmore Rosh Chodesh
The Swarthmore Rosh Chodesh group provides an opportunity for Jewish women to explore their spirituality and Jewish identities by observing the women's holiday of Rosh Chodesh. Meetings are monthly and include a short, informal service, followed by craft projects, discussion, and yummy snacks.
For more information or to get involved contact Esther Burson.
The Kosher Kitchen
The Kosher Kitchen serves an integral role in Jewish life on Campus. Food plays a major role in all celebratory functions in Judaism, and the kitchen is available for use by any interested students or group.
For more information or to get involved contact Michael Ramberg.