After his college graduation, Joel Chasnoff moved to New York City with dreams of a career as a stand-up comedian. When that failed, he decided to enlist in the Israel Defense Forces instead of moving back home. The only American in his platoon, Chasnoff recounts in his memoir, The 188th Crybaby Brigade, hilarious and moving stories of his year as an IDF soldier.
Join us next Tuesday for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Middle East-comedic stories and heartfelt discussion about Israel with Joel. Register in advance for a chance to win a free copy of his book!
Join the Women's Rosh Chodesh Gathering to welcome the month of Heshvan by coming together to support the local Ithaca community. We will be making no-sew fleece scarves to donate to a shelter in Downtown Ithaca. Learn about the importance of Tzedakah and how we can work the concept into our everyday lives. We will have Kosher snacks also! More information.
JSwipe not quite cutting it for you? Come meet the love of your life or your new best friend! Attire casual. Tickets are $3 if you buy them online now or $5 at the door! Price includes light refreshments. We will also be making care packages for charity! More information.
Rabbi Jill Jacobs is an author and the Executive Director of T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, which mobilizes 1800 rabbis and cantors and tens of thousands of American Jews to protect human rights in North America and Israel. She has been named to the Forward's list of 50 influential American Jews, to Newsweek's list of the 50 Most Influential Rabbis in America, and to the Jerusalem Post's "Women to Watch."
Join us for Shabbat dinner, followed by her talk, next Friday evening, October 20.
Register for dinner here.
First year parents weekend is almost here! First years and their families are invited to join us for Sunday brunch on Sunday, October 29, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.
Intern for 10 weeks at a leading global company in finance, consulting, venture capital, cyber/tech, and more, OR join a tech startup boot camp and build your own venture.
Develop one-on-one relationships with Israeli business mentors and peers; join a cohort of like minded Jewish North American college students.
Applications are due by October 31 for early admission, and January 21 for regular admission. More information.
Hang with Hillel!
Get to know the Cornell Hillel programming staff all over campus!
Sundays: Join JLIC for brunch and an introductory Talmud class! Students of all levels and backgrounds are invited to participate and encouraged to bring a friend.
Mondays: Start off your week by meeting new friends over board games and food! Have a game you want to teach everyone? Bring it!
Tuesdays: This Week in Jewish History: Come take a dive into the timeline of Am Yisrael and explore various topics about where we were during years past.
Wednesdays: No nonsense; just some Jews talking 'bout the news.
Thursdays: An informal discussion over coffee for all those interested in American and Israeli politics!
Fridays: Practice your Hebrew by reading the lyrics of popular Israeli songs, learn about Israeli culture, and discuss Israeli society with coffee and delicious pastries.
Challah for Hunger is a national organization where students bake and sell challah every week to raise money for hunger relief. Baking is every Thursday in 104 West's kitchen, and sales are 10:00 AM-1:00 PM on Ho Plaza every Friday. Delicious flavors including cinnamon sugar, raisin, chocolate, chip, and plain are available for just $5 a loaf.
Orthodox/Kedma: See our website
Edwards Room, Anabel Taylor Hall
Candle Lighting: 5:57 PM
Saturday, October 21
Orthodox/Kedma: 9:15 AM
Edwards Room, Anabel Taylor Hall
Shabbat Ends: 6:57 PM
Sarah and Rabbi Daniel Kasdan are the OU-JLIC (Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus) Educators. They are interested in studying with you, either one-on-one (Chavruta) or with you and your friends (Chaburahs).