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  • Exciting Shabbat Announcement from Cornell Hillel

     

     

    It is our pleasure to share exciting news with you about Shabbat Dinner at 104 West! for this year.  Cornell Hillel has heard your concerns and in an effort to eliminate barriers to the Shabbat dinner experience we have generously donated funds to partially subsidize the cost of the Friday night meal at 104 West! for the entire school year!


    This year if you register in advance for Shabbat dinner on Friday nights, the cost will only be ONE MEAL SWIPE or $10 CASH OR BIG RED BUCKS. Yes, that’s right!  $10 in cash/big red bucks or one meal swipe, with no upcharge or fee.  That means you can sign up for any meal plan at Cornell and use the swipe for Shabbat dinner.  There will still ...

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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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  • Opportunities in the Ithaca Jewish Community

    Religious School Teachers & Music Specialist Needed – Temple Beth-El

    Temple Beth-El, a vibrant Conservative synagogue in downtown Ithaca, is looking for energetic teachers to share their love of Judaism with students in the Religious School.  You must have knowledge of the Hebrew language, a strong background in tefillah (prayer), Jewish customs, and traditions, and be able to effectively communicate with both students and parents.

    Hours: Wednesdays 3:30 – 6 pm, Sundays 8:45 am – 1 pm

    To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and a personal statement to Rabbi Suzanne Brody at director@tbeithaca.org

     

    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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  • Religious School Teachers & Music Specialist Needed – Temple Beth-El

    Temple Beth-El, a vibrant Conservative synagogue in downtown Ithaca, is looking for energetic teachers to share their love of Judaism with students in the Religious School.  You must have knowledge of the Hebrew language, a strong background in tefillah (prayer), Jewish customs, and traditions, and be able to effectively communicate with both students and parents.

    Hours: Wednesdays 3:30 – 6 pm, Sundays 8:45 am – 1 pm

    To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and a personal statement to Rabbi Suzanne Brody at director@tbeithaca.org

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  • Fall semester Hebrew courses

    NES 1101 Elementary Modern Hebrew I (JWST 1101)
    Shoer, S.
    MTWRF (sec 1) 9:05-9:55am 
    MTWRF (sec 2) 10:10-11:00am
    4 credits 
    Letter grades only. Limited to 18 students per section. Prerequisite: JWST 1101 with grade of C- or better or permission of instructor. Intended for beginners. Provides a thorough grounding in reading, writing, grammar, oral comprehension, and speaking. Students who complete the course are able to function in basic situations in a Hebrew-speaking environment. For scheduling conflicts, contact instructor.
    NES 1103 Elementary Modern Hebrew III (JWST 1103)
    Shoer, S.
    MTWR (sec 1) 11:15am-12:05pm  
    MTWR (sec 2) 1:25-2:15pm
    4 credits
    Sequel to NES 1101 and NES 1102. Continued development of reading, writing, grammar, oral comprehension, and speaking skills. (CA-AS
    NES 3101: Advanced Modern Hebrew I  (also JWST 3101) 
    N. Scharf
    4 ...

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  • Orientation Shabbat Experience


    Hosting over 230 students and family members, the Friday night Shabbat Experience will welcome incoming students and their families to the most delicious Kosher dinner Ithaca has to offer. 

    • August 22, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
    • Robert Purcell Community Center (RPCC) on North Campus, multipurpose room
    • Register here for $15.50 a person
    • Walk-ins also welcome for $18 at the door

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  • 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 info@tikkunvor.org.

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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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  • 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, 2-3 pm in the Appel Commons, 3rd floor. 

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