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  • Israel Day Shirt Design Contest


    The Israel Awareness and PR Committees are holding a t-shirt design contest for Israel Day 2015!!

    The contest is open to everyone in the Cornell community! 
    The guidelines are:

    1. you must use the Gilden Ultra Cotton T-shirt from custom ink, which can be found here... any color is fine!

    2. you must include the Cornell Hillel logo at least somewhere in your design. The color and size of logo may be modified, but the logo itself must stay the same. Email cuhillel@gmail.com for a transparent PSD. A JPG copy can also be found on our facebook

    3. you must include the worlds “Israel Day 2015”

    4. be creative!! this is an awesome opportunity!

    The winner, in addition to having their design printed on all of Hillel’s Israel Day ...

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  • Celebrate Passover 2015

    Although the first few days of Pesach will occur during Spring Break this year, we look forward to celebrating together through these festivities. Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates and details. 

    With the exception of Shabbat dinner, all events are free and do not require a reservation. Shabbat dinner, as always, is just $10 (or one meal swipe) when you pre-register here. (Walk-ins also welcome, for $2 more.)

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  • An evening with Nazi Treasure Hunter Yaron Svaroy


    The Major Speaker Series will proudly present a lecture and Q&A with Nazi Treasure Hunter and Police Detective Yaron Svoray - April 30, 5:30pm at the Schwartz Auditorium in Rockefeller Hall. This event is a gift of the Himan-Brown Charitable Trust.

    About Yaron:

    Yaron Svoray is an investigative journalist, who working in conjunction with the Simon Wiesenthal Center infiltrated the Neo-Nazi terrorist movement in Germany, Italy and South America. His infiltration became an international bestseller in the book "In Hitler's Shadow" and was subsequently adapted into an HBO Movie "The Infiltrator" starring Oliver Platt as Yaron Svoray . 

    His reputation as a committed and highly successful investigator was solidified when he recovered 40 uncut diamonds that were stolen by the Nazis During WWII. His search and recovery of the diamonds ...

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  • Apply for an 2015-2016 Internship


    To apply for the JLIC internship, email Shira or Chaim Finson.

    To apply for all other internships, click here.

    Applications are due April 20.

    Cornell Hillel interns support our vision of inspiring every Jewish Cornell student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel.  Interns work approximately 8-10 hours per week during fall and spring semesters, collaborating closely with their peers and Hillel staff. In addition to gaining invaluable professional skills and forging incredible connections with other students, successful interns also receive a stipend for their work.

    Ask Big Questions: Also known as ABQ, these interns are trained in dialogue facilitation and community building. Interns facilitate at least five discussions (called Ask Big Questions conversations) throughout the academic year and work together to create campaigns and events ...

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  • American BBQ Shabbat with Susan Murphy

    Join us this Friday for a very special and delicious Shabbat dinner with Susan Murphy, Cornell's Vice President for Student and Academic Services. Classic American BBQ foods with be severed, in addition to typical Shabbat staples. Pre-register here for just $10 (cash or Big Red Bucks) or one meal swipe. Walk-ins are welcome for $2 more.

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  • Schmooze & Dine with @JewBoyProblems

    Join us for this fun, free event by registering here

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  • Summer teen Israel trip looking for male staff

    Camp Seneca Lake, a Jewish residential summer camp located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, is seeking a male staff member for our Camp Seneca Lake “CSL” in Israel program, a five-week immersive Israel experience for sixteen-year-old/ entering high school juniors.  Our 2015 trip will take place from Sunday June 28 – Sunday August 2.  The male staff member will positively participate in all aspects of the trip, completing assigned programmatic and supervision responsibilities, and support the efforts of the CSL in Israel Trip Leader to ensure a successful summer for all.   

    The CSL in Israel Program:

    CSL in Israel is a pluralistic program for Jewish teens, almost if not all of whom have spent at least one summer at Camp Seneca Lake.  Our five-week immersive ...

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  • An Evening of Comedy Featuring Judy Gold

    Judy Gold poster


    We hope to see you at our first Major Speaker Series event of the semester. For additional details, including how you can enter to win a free dinner with Judy, visit our Facebook event

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  • Jewish Theological Seminary programs

    Seeking Jewish learning opportunities, post-graduation? Learn about programs from the Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC below.



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  • Save the date: 2015 Tanner Prize


    Cornell Hillel to Honor President David J. Skorton with Tanner Prize

    Friday, May 29, 2015

    Cornell Hillel's Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the awarding of the 2015 Tanner Prize to Cornell University President David J. Skorton. The prize is awarded annually to an individual, couple, family or other entity to recognize long-time contributions to both the Jewish people and Cornell University. For his efforts toward enhancing Jewish life around the world and his leadership at Cornell, David Skorton satisfies both conditions for the prize.

    The prize will be presented on Friday, May 29, in New York City at a lunch at the Cornell Club of New York. Cornell Board of Trustees Chairman Emeritus Harold Tanner '52 will present the prize bearing his name.

    “We have long wanted to ...

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