Mega Shabbat Celebration Unites Indiana University Jewish Community

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 29: Scenes from the Mega Shabbat on March 29, 2024 in Dunn Meadow at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

Staff report

Bloomington, Indiana – March 30, 2024

The Indiana University Jewish community warmly welcomed community members for a meal and celebration of Jewish culture on Friday night during the Mega Shabbat in Dunn Meadow.

Hundreds of members from the Indiana University and Bloomington community attended the event.

Rabbi Levin Cunin led ceremonies blessing wine and bread, while several individuals expressed their admiration for Jewish culture, including former Miss Universe Judge Emily Austin.

Shabbat brings a day of holiness and rest for members of the Jewish faith from Friday into Saturday evening.

The event, which aimed to foster Jewish unity with 1000 Hoosiers, was organized by Chabad at Indiana University.

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 29: Scenes from the Mega Shabbat on March 29, 2024 in Dunn Meadow at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 29: Scenes from the Mega Shabbat on March 29, 2024 in Dunn Meadow at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 29: Scenes from the Mega Shabbat on March 29, 2024 in Dunn Meadow at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 29: Rahul Shrivastav, Provost and Executive Vice President of Indiana University, left. Scenes from the Mega Shabbat on March 29, 2024 in Dunn Meadow at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 29: Rabbi Levin Cunin leads ceremonies. Scenes from the Mega Shabbat on March 29, 2024 in Dunn Meadow at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 29: Emily Austin speaks. Scenes from the Mega Shabbat on March 29, 2024 in Dunn Meadow at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 29: Scenes from the Mega Shabbat on March 29, 2024 in Dunn Meadow at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 29: Indiana University President Pamela Whitten. Scenes from the Mega Shabbat on March 29, 2024 in Dunn Meadow at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 29: Emily Austin. Scenes from the Mega Shabbat on March 29, 2024 in Dunn Meadow at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 29: Scenes from the Mega Shabbat on March 29, 2024 in Dunn Meadow at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 29: Scenes from the Mega Shabbat on March 29, 2024 in Dunn Meadow at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 29: Scenes from the Mega Shabbat on March 29, 2024 in Dunn Meadow at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 29: Rabbi Levin Cunin leads ceremonies. Scenes from the Mega Shabbat on March 29, 2024 in Dunn Meadow at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 29: Scenes from the Mega Shabbat on March 29, 2024 in Dunn Meadow at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 29: Scenes from the Mega Shabbat on March 29, 2024 in Dunn Meadow at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – MARCH 29: Rabbi Levin Cunin leads ceremonies. Scenes from the Mega Shabbat on March 29, 2024 in Dunn Meadow at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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