URI Hillel sponsors annual multicultural, multi-faith dinner, Feb. 10

KINGSTON, R.I.- Jan. 30, 2017 – To bring people of all faiths together to share their unique differences and cultures, the Hillel Jewish Student Center at the University of Rhode Island will hold its annual Avi Schaefer Multicultural/Multifaith Shabbat Dinner. The dinner is also the closing event in this year’s URI Martin Luther King Jr. week.

The event will be held on Friday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Norman M. Fain Hillel Center, at 6 Fraternity Circle. The event is inspired and named for Avi Schaefer, a Brown University student who was killed by a drunk driver in 2010. Throughout his short life, Schaefer dedicated himself to promoting the values of mutual respect and active listening. After his death, his family set up a fund to perpetuate the goals that guided their son during his lifetime.

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