August 27 – September 24, 2021
Please see below for all of the wonderful events taking place during the first weeks of the semester to welcome our new and returning students! For any questions/concerns, please reach out to the office facilitating the event. This page is best viewed on a desktop.
We are kicking off Weeks of Welcome with the first Pitzer Friday of the semester – and Pitzer Friday will continue weekly with a raffle for prizes each month!
Pitzer Friday is a time to show your love for Pitzer by submitting a photo that shows just that! The possibilities are endless! Sport your favorite Pitzer swag, express Pitzer colors creatively or enjoy a juicy orange! Capture a moment on campus! Whatever you do to show you’re proud to be a part of the Pitzer community, snap a photo a submit it on Fridays for a chance to win that week’s prize! Check your student email at the @PitzerOSA Instagram for more information!
High Holy Days: Zoom services, In-Person meals
Rosh Hashanah- September 6th-8th
Yom Kippur- September 15th-16th
The High Holy Days are fast approaching and we are looking forward to spending this sacred time praying, reflecting, and celebrating with you. Even though services will be virtual again this year, we’re excited to gather together as a community to bring in the new year. Services will be led this year by Rabbi Hannah Elkin and Cantor Sarah Fortman Zerbib-Berda. The services will blend traditional prayers and melodies with reflective meditations and interpretive readings, creating a meaningful and relevant prayer experience for all members of the community.
RSVP for High Holy Days Services
RSVP for High Holy Day Meals
|| ART EXHIBITION || Jenny Perlin: Maelstrom
September 11–December 17, 2021
Maelstrom is a 16mm black and white animated film made up of hand-written text and drawn images. The film is processed by hand using large quantities of photographic chemistry. As a result, scratch marks, camera flaws, and other physical effects are visible on its surface, which gives it a raw, unpolished, and magical appearance. The work references Edgar Allan Poe’s Descent into the Maelstrom (1841), which recounts a terrifying tale of a ship piloted by three brothers that is pulled inexorably into a monstrous whirlpool near the Lofoten Islands in Norway. The narration of the story takes place on a rocky mountain overlooking the sea from which the maelstrom is visible. The vertiginous framing and the storyteller’s dizzying tale plunges the reader into the detailed horror of the experience. In addition to hand-drawn images of whirlpools, floods, and maps from historical and contemporary sources, the film includes evocative language from Poe, Herman Melville, and the Oxford English Dictionary. Images from a storm-tossed ferry ride in New York harbor—just before the COVID 19 pandemic arrived on those shores—present a loss of mooring and a desire for the unknown. Poe’s writings during the turbulent, unstable period of early 1800s America hold a mirror up to our own. We too find ourselves struggling to use all our reason to emerge, gasping, from the chaos of our times.
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