Monday, April 18 at 5:00pm
Milstein Hall, Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium
943 University Ave, Ithaca, NY
Join us in a conversation with Ross Brann, Milton R. Konvitz Professor of Judeo-Islamic Studies, Department of Near Eastern Studies and Reverend Dr. Kenneth Clarke, Sr., Director, Cornell United Religious Work about the history of Blacks and Jews in America, particularly in the 20th Century, coupled with discussion between the audience and panelists on the current state of Black/Jewish interaction. Introduction from Gretchen Ritter, the Harold Tanner Dean of Arts & Sciences.
This event is sponsored by The College of Arts & Sciences, Cornell United Religious Work (CURW), Africana Studies & Research Center, Jewish Studies Program, American Studies Program, The Department of Near Eastern Studies, Cornell Hillel, OADI (Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives), Center for Intercultural Dialogue, ALANA Intercultural Board (African Latino Asian Native American), Black Graduate Professional Student Association (BGPSA) and Ujamaa Residential College.
Tuesday, April 12: 5:30 - 6:30 PM at 104 West!
Join Professor Ross Brann and Cornell Hillel for a stimulating discussion about Jewish culture entitled, "The Meanings of American Jewish Comedy and Humor." Prof. Brann will speak about the socially subversive significance of American Jewish humor in the 20th century. There will be laughs and friends... and free dinner!
Food with Faculty is a monthly dinner-series hosted by Hillel's Religious Life & Education Committee.
Please contact Religious Life & Education Chairman Daniel Jablansky (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. Click here for the Facebook event.
Due to the break, there will not be Shabbat dinner at 104 West, nor Reform or Traditional Egalitarian services on March 25 and April 1. However, our office will remain open - 9am-5pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-4pm Friday.
Orthodox minyan times are as follows:
Friday March 25 - Sunday, March 27:
Friday night: 5:45pm @ the Edwards Room in Anabel Taylor Hall
Shabbat morning: 9:15am @ the 104 West shul
Shabbat afternoon Mincha: 6:50pm @ the 104 West shul
Maariv & Havdalah: 8:05pm @ the 104 West shul
Sunday morning: 8:30am @ the 104 West shul
Monday, March 28 - Friday, April 1:
TBD; please contact Rabbi Chaim Finson
Join us 5:00-6:15 on Wednesday, April 20 for a fascinating lecture and Q&A about religious violence with Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the UK and winner of the 2016 Templeton Prize. No need to RSVP; the event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 21 (Day Before)
Pre-Passover Carb Overload
7-8:30pm in the Physical Sciences Building - Come eat carbs with us the night before Passover! Take a study break and enjoy lots of free food, plus try to find the Afikomen - a $15 CTB Gift Card to break the fast with after Passover.
Friday, April 22 (First Night)
Reform: 7:00pm in Appel room 302A
Shevach (Traditional Egalitarian): 7:00pm in RPCC room 220
Orthodox: 7:30pm in RPCC room 203
Super Seder - a massive dinner, with dozens of tables, each featuring their own themed Seders
Robert Purcell Community Center (RPCC) Dining Room
Check-in opens at 7:00pm; Seders begins at 8:30pm
Pre-register through Cornell Dining at dining.cornell.edu/kosher to save money. Friends and family welcome! After you register, check your email. You'll receive an invite to select a specific Seder via Eventbrite... though you can also choose to simply arrive on Friday and join any open Seder with available seats.
Want to lead a Seder? No experience necessary; our staff can train anyone to be a Super Seder Leader! You can pick ANY theme, ranging from denominational (Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist, etc.) to educational (social action, feminism, astronomy) or even pop culture (superheroes, 90s sitcoms, broadway). Leaders will also have the option of inviting their friends to sign up for their Seder table. (So you could host a seder for your sorority sisters, your hallmates, a random group of friends... or leave the table open so anyone can join,) Plus, Super Seder Leaders will enjoy their meal for FREE! Click here to sign up... or to simply let us know that you *may* be interested - no commitment necessary.
Saturday, April 23 (Second Night)
Dinner at 104 West! - Enjoy the second night of Passover, your way, beginning at 9pm (after Shabbat has concluded) .
You can either:
Seders Across Cornell - Host your own Seder anywhere and with the people of your choice.
We'll provide the ritual items + a $7.50 to spend per attendee on food at Wegman's
Contact intern Juliet Jacobson at email@example.com to learn more and sign up.
8:40pm at the Edwards Room in Anabel Taylor Hall
Wednesday, April 27
Dinner with Rabbi Steve Greenberg
Meet Rabbi Steve Greenberg, who has broken boundaries in leading the fight to make Orthodox Judaism more accepting of homosexual members. Stop by 104 West! to chat with him during the following times:
Lunch & Limmud (learn) – 11:30a-2pm
Topic: Six Queer Heroes and Scoundrels
Same-sex love, while surely hidden and formally decried, finds surprising expression in Jewish poetry, prose and case law. The material is full of pathos, gender bending, humor and intrigue and reveals a sliver of life, despite the well known prohibition, that has been all but erased from historical memory. We will meet six queer characters of Jewish history, some famous others infamous whose stories will help us to make sense of the issue for our own moment.
Dinner & Formal conversation – 5-6:30pm
Topic: From Trembling to Wrestling
Rabbi Steve Greenberg, award-winning author, noted teacher, religious iconoclast and the first openly gay Orthodox rabbi will share his journey along with an outline of his groundbreaking book, Wrestling with God and Men: Homosexuality and the Jewish Tradition.
North Campus Charoset Cook-off
8:00pm in the Mews Hall Lund Lounge
Is your family Charoset really the best Charoset out there? Come to Charoset Cook-off and test your cooking skills! You can sign up to be on a team, to be a general helper, or to be a judge. Teams are up to 5 people, and you can sign up for the specific ingredients in your recipe when you sign up by 4/22. General recipes will also be provided. The cook(s) with the best recipe will win bragging rights... and an Amazon gift card! Sign up here.
Saturday, April 30 (the night after)
Break-fast with Pizza
Come break Passover with free pizza - 9pm at Collegetown Pizza. We know you missed chametz. Hosted by the Jewish Greek Council. (No need to RSVP; everyone is welcome)
Throughout the holiday (April 22-30)
Kosher meals at 104 West!
For scheduling and pricing, head here. or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kosher snacks in our office
Macaroons, fruit, matzah - oh my! Swing by our office space in G34 Anabel Taylor Hall for free Kosher for Passover snacks. Our office hours are 9am-5pm Mondays-Thursdays and 9am-4pm on Fridays.
For logistical questions related to meals (such as pricing & timing), contact Cornell Dining at email@example.com or 607-272-6907.
For educational and programming questions (such as the differences between service options or how to lead a Seder), contact us.
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Want to get more involved with Jewish campus life, while gaining valuable resume-worthy experience and earning some extra $? Apply to be a Cornell Hillel intern for the 2016-2017 academic year. Time commitments vary by internship, though most average 3-5 hours per week, including weekly meetings with the internship's staff supervisor.
Read the internship descriptions below, then apply here.
UPDATE: Application extension! Applications are now due by Friday, April 22.
Questions? Email us at CUHillel@gmail.com.
In the Talmud, R. Eliezer taught “Know before whom you stand.” While he gave this advice in the context of prayer, we can also apply this advice in the context of teaching and learning. If you're new to Jewish programming and want to learn how to create engaging programs, or if you have a strong background but want to learn to move beyond the source sheets, the Eliezer Fellowship is for you! As an Eliezer Fellow, you will learn to apply techniques in experiential education to your programs to provide meaningful, accessible, and engaging content to your programs. You will also build connections with your peers from a variety of backgrounds and gain confidence in using a wide variety of texts and programming techniques. Fellows will participate in weekly learning sessions with the cohort and run at least two Hillel programs per semester.
Campus Entrepreneurs Initiative
Informally known as "Engagement Interns", CEI Interns utilize their strong relationship building skills to involve more students in Jewish life on campus. This is the perfect internship for students who want to get their friends and classmates more involved with different aspects of Jewish life, while frequently reflecting upon their own Jewish journeys and leadership styles. CEI interns will be tasked with planning social programs for their peers and will meet weekly as a cohort for Jewish learning and program planning.
Tikkun O'lam literally translates to "world repair" and these interns take steps to do just that. Through this civic engagement-oriented internship, student leaders select a volunteer project that they are passionate about and work with local Ithaca organizations to engage their peers in service work. The interns meet once a week with their supervisor for honest discussions about various social issues and to receive training in best practices related to leadership, volunteerism and community organizing.
OU-JLIC at Cornell, in partnership with Hillel, provides social, educational, and religious opportunities and events. Responsibilities can be developed and tailored to the intern’s talents and areas of interest, including involvement in various aspects of Jewish life and learning on campus, producing creative write-ups and material on OU-JLIC events, marketing and social media and event planning The number of hours required per week varies, but averages out to around 5 hours per week.
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Shabbat Across Cornell
Our ongoing Shabbat Across Cornell program provides students with financial resources, ritual items and programmatic support to host their own Shabbat dinners - with their beloved student organizations, their hallmates, or simply their friends. The SAC intern will advertise the program all across campus, oversee the application process for hosting a dinner, and provide dinner hosts with advice and support to make each dinner a success.