CSUSM and SDSU have just returned from our annual New Student Retreat, Shabbat Under the Stars! We spent one night in the mountains of Julian, enjoying the wilderness and Shabbat peace around us. The students studied different Shabbat texts prepared by the staff and had an amazing conversation about what Shabbat can and does mean to them. We celebrated Shabbat with the blessings, complete with tea candles, grape juice, and challah. Then, we built a fire and cooked our pita pizzas for dinner!
We welcomed Saturday morning with a beautiful hike in the mountains and then enjoyed lunch in the quaint town of Julian. Be sure to join us next year!