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The University of Toledo will celebrate Jewish Heritage Month with several events in April.

“It’s important for our campus community to recognize the contributions of Jewish people, not only in our country, but around the world,” Aleiah Jones, program coordinator with the Office of Multicultural Student Success, said. “I hope that people will join us to learn more about the customs and traditions of the Jewish people, beyond what they were taught in school.

“I am especially excited about BKind coming to campus where we will be able to connect with people doing good deeds all around the world,” she added.

Leaders from Bkind [http://bkind.world/] will visit campus to give the keynote address for Jewish Heritage Month Wednesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in Rocket Hall Room 1520. The organization promotes initiating and celebrating kindness.

Listed by date, other events include:

• Friday, April 6 — Shabbat Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Toledo Hillel House, 2012 Brookdale Drive, Toledo.

• Sunday, April 8 — Trip to the Holocaust Memorial Center [holocaustcenter.org/home] in Farmington Hills, Mich. Transportation is available for UT students, but is limited; reserve a seat by calling the Office of Multicultural Student Success at 419.530.2261. The van will leave at noon and return to Main Campus about 4:30 p.m.

• Friday, April 13 — Shabbat 101, 5:30 p.m., Phoenicia Cuisine. Members of Hillel will explain traditions and customs.

• Thursday, April 19 — Jewish Jeopardy, 12:45 p.m., Thompson Student Union near the South Dining Hall. Stop by for free pizza and a chance to win prizes while learning about Jewish culture and history.

• Friday, April 20 — Shabbat Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Toledo Hillel House, 2012 Brookdale Drive, Toledo.

• Wednesday, 25 — Project Linus, 7:30 p.m., Horton International House Multi-Purpose Room. Learn about Project Linus [projectlinus.org], which provides love, a sense of security and comfort to children who are ill or in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans.

• Friday, April 27 — Shabbat Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Toledo Hillel House, 2012 Brookdale Drive, Toledo.

For more information on Jewish Heritage Month, click here or call the UT Office of Multicultural Student Success at 419.530.2261.

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