• Hebrew Teachers needed - Tikkun v'Or

    Congregation Tikkun v’Or (Ithaca Reform Temple) is looking for a few  Hebrew teachers  for Sunday morning and midweek classes. Knowledge of prayers and vocabulary is essential, as is experience teaching children.

    Contact Naomi Wilensky at 607-256-1471 or

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  • Class of 2018 Summer Sendoff

    Class of 2018 sendoff

    Jewish students and parents of the class of 2018 are invited to join us for an introduction to Life on the "Hill."

    The event will include greetings from Cornell Hillel Executive Director Hal Ossman and the chance to meet other incoming students and parents, as well as Jewish upperclassmen.

    • Monday, August 11
    • 6:30 - 8:30 pm
    • UJA Federation of New York, 130 East 59th Street

    Register here!

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  • Celebrate the High Holidays with Cornell Hillel!


    High Holy Day Schedule

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  • Hillel Orientation Programs

    Cornell Hillel will host three events during Cornell orientation:

    Freshmen Fest - Incoming freshmen spend the day bonding with their fellow incoming students, as well as upperclass Hillel student leaders and Hillel staff, as they challenge themselves on a ropes course, participate in team-building activities, enjoy stargazing, sit around a bonfire, eat s'mores and sleep over - all at Cornell's Hoffman Challenge Course, just five miles from campus.

    • Overnight,  August 21 - August 22 
    • 1:45 pm: drop students off at the Appel Commons
    • 2:00 pm: buses leave for the Hoffman Challenge Course
    • 2:00 pm: Parents and Family reception at the Appel Commons, 3rd floor (room 302) - Snack, schmooze and learn more about Cornell Jewish student life with Executive Director Hal Ossman
    • 10:00 am: buses return students to the Appel Commons
    • Hurry ...

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  • Welcome Back BBQ

    Orientation BBQ 2010

    Join hundreds of incoming freshmen to indulge in Central New York's finest BBQ cooking, learn about Hillel's 30+ student groups and mingle with upperclassmen. 

    • August 25, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
    • Balch Lawn (North Campus)
    • The food is completely free - only an empty stomach and your enthusiasm required.

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  • Orientation Parents Reception

    After you drop your student off at Freshman Fest,  come on in and enjoy some refreshments.

    Cornell Hillel invites you to meet and mingle with fellow parents of Cornell Freshman, some of the Hillel staff, and hear from some important members of the Cornell Jewish community about campus Jewish life.

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  • Jewish Pre-School Teachers Needed - B'Yachad


    B'Yachad is seeking energetic, caring, and skilled pre-k/k teachers for our mixed-age classroom. Head Teacher and Assistant Teacher positions available. Head Teacher: Masters Preferred, with minimum of 1 year experience in Early Childhood Education. Assistant Teacher: Bachelors in Education or related field preferred, with minimum of 1 year experience working with children ages 2-6 years. For both positions, basic knowledge of Hebrew language, Jewish holidays, and customs is a plus.


    Please send Resume, references and cover letter to B'Yachad Ithaca at

    For more info on B'Yachad, please visit their website:

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  • Cornell's Summer Taglit-Birthright Israel Blog

    Cornell Hillel is sending 80 students to Israel this summer on our Taglit-Birthright Israel trips. On Wednesday, May 21st, 40 of our students departed from JFK airport to be a part of what is sure to be an experience of a life time.

    Follow our Cornell Summer Taglit-Birthright Israel trip blog for updates from the Holy Land!  

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  • Bechukotai D'var Torah

    In Parshat Bechukotai, G-d warns the Children of Israel of the perils that will befall them should they choose to disobey His commandments, included in which is the curse of exile. This may strike one as an astounding punishment given that G-d’s grand design since the exodus from Egypt engendered settling the Children of Israel in the land of Israel, the Holy Land promised to their forefathers. Yet in this parshah, G-d adjures the Children of Israel that their inheritance of the land is conditional and very possibly impermanent. But after all that Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the Children of Israel endured, is it really possible that G-d would simply abrogate the promise of the Land of Israel and leave us to forever suffer at the hands of ...

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  • Sweet Treats Study Break

    Join us on Ho Plaza for a candy study break on Monday, May 12th from 10am-2pm!

    Check out the Facebook event!

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