At Cornell Hillel, this Chanukah marked the second annual Greeks vs. Maccabees paintball event, organized by the Jewish Outdoor Group (J.O.G.). They recreated a famous Chanukah battle, ate doughnuts and had a great time.
Cornell student Lawrence K., class of 2013, shares, “Greeks vs. Maccabees paintball was one of the best events that I have attended in my four years at Cornell. It provided an educational opportunity for Jews and non-Jews to engage in a fun activity, paintball, that few of us have participated in on a regular basis. I was able to explain to my non-Jewish friends the story behind Chanukah and even taught my Jewish friends a couple things that they didn't know. Everybody that I talked to fully enjoyed themselves and many inquired what other activities would be organized in the future."
Photo courtesy of Cornell Hillel: Students and staff pose in their Greeks vs. Maccabees paintball gear.