Shalom! This week is Israel Week on campus, a week focused on highlighting Israel's achievements, culture, and strides towards peace. It's so important to raise awareness on campus about all the positive aspects of Israel, and to bring together the Jewish community through our joint support. I'm looking forward to all the interesting speakers this week, and the Aroma Iced Coffee at Lilah Lavan!
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 2017-2018 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 here, then apply here.
Applications are due by Sunday, April 30.
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On April 24 at 5:30 PM, come to Ho Plaza for a service to honor the 6 million Jews and 5 million other people who died in the Holocaust. More information.
Join us for a talk with David Makovsky from the Washington Institute on April 25, 8 PM in Goldwin Smith G-64. David Makovsky is the Ziegler distinguished fellow and director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process. Read more about David here and see more information about the event on Facebook.
A young African-Israeli Jewish soldier returns to Ethiopia to explore his roots, make peace with his past and embrace his future in Israel. A short film about Mekonen will be followed by Herut Adamsu; an Ethiopian-Israeli who serves as an emissary of the Jewish Agency for Israel in U.S campuses.
Join us as the Cornell community comes together on April 28th to celebrate all our achievements this year. This beautiful meal will feature five-star kosher cuisine, performances from some of Cornell's leading a capella groups, and a plethora of other fun activities - all with 612 of your closest friends! More information.
Space is limited, so please be sure to sign up today!
Yom Hazikaron, The Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism, occurs every year on the eve of Yom Haatzmaut, Israel Independence Day.
Join Cornell Hillel and CFI at 7:00 PM on April 30th at 104 West for a memorial service with poetry, music, video, and story to remember those who have perished throughout the history of the State of Israel.
University Lecture: Materializing History: Time and Telos at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Thursday, April 27, 5:15 PM, Johnson Museum of Art, Wing lecture room.
This event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Department. More information.
Protest and Prison in Selma, March 1965 with Rabbi Saul Berman Thursday April 27, 7-9 pm Textor 101 (Ithaca College)
Rabbi Saul Berman, a leading Orthodox thinker who was active in both the Civil Rights and Soviet Jewry movements, will recount his experiences in March 1965 in Selma, Alabama. Rabbi Berman will offer a Jewish perspective on civil rights engagement during the Civil Rights movement and in the present.
The Jews For Animals fellowship trains Jewish students passionate about animal welfare to take action on campus. Fellows will participate in monthly calls with animal advocates from all over the country and lead events on campus to raise awareness of animal welfare issues and learn how they relate to Judaism. The fellowship is a 9-month commitment (September – May).
Join Fashionating Israel for 4 fascinating days of #IsraeliFashion in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and the Negev. Meet top Israeli fashion designers, explore some of Israel’s best shopping centers, participate in hands-on workshops—from the ancient crafts of weaving and embroidery to Instagram photography, peek into the future of fashion through the most exciting fashion & tech startups, and, finally, work on your very own “Project Runway Israel” with an awesome group of new friends. More information.
There is no application deadline, but students are urged to apply as soon as possible.
Fall 2017 Course: American Jewish Women and the Body of Tradition
Announcing a new Jewish Studies course for the fall semester: American Jewish Women and the Body of Tradition (JWST 2577). A course on what battles over American Jewish women's bodies can teach us about both Judaism and America.
Mondays and Wednesdays 7:30-8:45 PM