‘Jewzapalooza’ set for March 31

“Jewzapalooza,” an annual celebration of Jewish culture, people and religion sponsored by the Jewish Student Union, will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 31 in Bowles Plaza.

This year’s theme is “Rated J for Jewish.”

The event will feature five main areas: Jewish-American pop culture, Judaism on campus, Israel, social justice, and a stage area with performances and music.

“Jewzapalooza unites many Jewish student groups on campus and encourages them to not only program together financially and logistically, but also to support each other’s efforts in order to provide a day of enjoyment for all of Washington University students,” said senior Corey Helfand, one of the event’s organizers.

“It also gives community members an opportunity to participate in these activities and introduces them to the strength of student programming available on campus.”

Jewzapalooza provides an opportunity for more than 20 different Jewish student groups from WUSTL and approximately 20 Jewish community groups from the St. Louis area to join together to celebrate Jewish culture and to share information about the Jewish community on and off campus.

The primary goals for this year’s event are a greater emphasis on Jewish traditions, to draw a more diverse community and to work with other campus cultural student groups to show an integration of multiple ways of life.

For more information, contact Helfand at (913) 486-9868 or cmhelfan@artsci.wustl.edu.