• Dining with Diverse Minds: Faces of Faith

    Cornell Minds Matter and ALANA, in conjunction with Cornell United Religious Work (CURW) invite you to an evening devoted to the topic of faith, religion, and spirituality. The event will open with performance from Ordinary People about the experiences students may encounter in college around their faith or beliefs. Immediately following the performance,  Fr. Daniel McMullin of CURW will offer advice on how to cultivate an interfaith community on campus as well as tools that anyone can use to navigate conversations about religion, faiths, belief systems, and spirituality. Through roundtable discussion, we will explore the ways in which our beliefs give purpose to our lives as well as how we can cultivate an inclusive community at Cornell.

    RSVP Today by emailing me: Andrew Martinez ( Please email your ...

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  • Cornell Hillel India Trip

    Travel to India with Cornell Hillel this summer! Travel around the country and volunteer at a Jewish summer camp. Contact Rabbi Jeremy ASAP to apply and learn more.

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  • On-Campus Graduation Shabbat and Shavuot Accommodations for Graduating Students and their Families

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    We are looking forward to welcoming family and friends to campus to celebrate graduation, Shabbat, and Shavuot. Cornell University has created on-campus housing and dining options specifically for observant guests.

    Hans Bethe House, a West Campus dormitory close to kosher food at 104West! and services at Anabel Taylor Hall, will be available as a four-night package, from Friday, May 22 through Monday, May 25. You will have the option of reserving individual rooms or a suite. The rooms themselves will have automatic lights disabled and a personal refrigerator. To sign up for this special housing package, students must first log onto the housing commencement website to receive a lottery time. This will then enable you to sign up for housing and request Shavuot accommodations. These arrangements must be made by ...

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  • Cornell Hillel presents Ari Shavit

    No need to RSVP.

    Ari Shavit is a leading Israeli columnist and writer and is considered one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today. Born in Rehovot, Israel, Shavit served as a paratrooper in the IDF and studied philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jersualem. He began writing professionally in the 1980s for the progressive weekly Koteret Reishit and served as chairperson of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel. In 1995 he joined Ha’aretz where we writes a column and serves on the editorial board. His recent book My Promised Land – The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel is a New York Times bestseller and has been lauded by critics across the political spectrum. In winning the inaugural Natan Book Award judges called Shavit’s book ...

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  • Save the date: Maccabeats Concert

    Save the date! The Maccabeats, the famous a capella group behind viral YouTube videos Candelight, All About That Neis and Miracle will be at Cornell the evening of February 8th. More details will be announced soon.

    About the Maccabeats:

    Originally formed in 2007 as Yeshiva University’s student vocal group, the Maccabeats have recently emerged as both Jewish music and a cappella phenomena,  with a large fanbase, more than 20 million views on YouTube, numerous TV appearances, and proven success with three albums, 2010′s Voices from the Heights, 2012′s Out of the Box and 2014′s One Day More.


    Though the Maccabeats aren’t your grandfather’s synagogue choir, their ideology and identity play an important part in what they do. Strongly committed to the philosophy of Torah u-Madda, the integration of traditional and secular ...

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  • Internship, Job & Volunteer Opportunities

    Click here for a master list of many internships in Israel

    Plus see below for other opportunities, in the US and Israel.


    The Urban Adamah Fellowship Now Accepting 2015 Applications

    Connect to Something Bigger: Earth, Community, Social Justice, Jewish Spirituality

    The Urban Adamah Fellowship, based in Berkeley, CA, is a three-month residential training program for young adults (ages 21–31) that combines urban organic farming, social justice training and progressive Jewish learning and living within the setting of an intentional community.

    Through the operation of Urban Adamah’s one-acre organic farm and internships with social justice organizations, fellows gain significant skills, training and experience in all aspects of sustainable urban agriculture, community building, leadership development and urban food access.  


    Upcoming Fellowships

    Spring: March 1 – May 22, 2015

    Summer: ...

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  • 2015 Cornell Hillel Student Board

    Announcing the 2015 Cornell Hillel Student Executive Board!]


    Carolyn Sussman

    Carolyn  is a junior studying information science from Manhattan. This past year, she served on the Hillel Student Board as Chair of Engagement and she has previously served as co-chair of the Hillel Orientation Team.  On campus, she is a student research assistant in the Social Media Lab and the former President of her sorority, SDT. She is very excited to serve as the Cornell Hillel Student President! 

    Executive Vice President

    Aaron Mallenbaum

    Aaron is a sophomore from Scarsdale, NY, majoring in applied economics and statistics. This past year, he served as Student Finance Chair and looks forward to his new role as Executive Vice President. Other than Hillel, Aaron is involved on campus with the Mock Trial team, ...

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  • Celebrate Hanukah with us

    Although Hanukah 2014 starts during finals and ends during Winter Break, Cornell Hillel is still excited to celebrate. Come join us!

    Jewish Graduate Student Association Hanukah Party - Sunday, December 14th, 7:30-10:00 at Corks and More 

    Kesher Hanukah Party - Saturday, December 13th, 6:00pm in Collegetown (exact location TBA)

    ...Plus, more events and activities will be announced soon!

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  • Winter 2014 study breaks

    Take a study break with Cornell Hillel!

    Monday, December 8, 2:30 – 3:30pm, hot chocolate and donuts with Kesher at the Tower Lounge in the Uris Lirbary

    Tuesday, December 9, 4:00-5:30pm, Freshman study break on North... including free Cornell Dairy ice cream! (exact location TBA)

    Friday, December 12, 1:00-3:00pm, Study break at the Cornell Dairy Bar! (Stocking Hall)

    Tuesday, December 16, 3:00-5:00pm, Latke study break at Mann Library

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  • Help us out and enter to win an Amazon Gift Card

    Cornell Hillel has been chosen to participate in an important project. In an effort to better understand Hillel’s impact, we, along with a few other Hillels around the country, are asking students to take a brief survey.


    Each and every response collected is important. Hillel is trying to reach as many students as possible on campus who identify as Jewish. If you can send out the survey link as widely as possible (on your listserv, social media, etc.) it would be much appreciated!


    Students who take the survey will be entered into a raffle to be one of three winners from their campus of a $125 Amazon gift card!


    Please use this link:


    Feel free to let us know if you have any questions at ...

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