Sometimes I believe that the true horrors of the Holocaust are lost on our society, as we are so far removed from the event. There are also, sadly, a dwindling number of Holocaust survivors still able to tell their stories. This, along with the fact that my great-grandparents are survivors, is why I am proud to bring Irene Zisblatt to speak at Cornell Hillel this week.
We must remember our past to ensure that tragedy does not repeat itself and we must listen to survivors so that their stories live on as reminders of the world's darkest moments. We must also find light within the darkness, as we'll do tomorrow evening for Israel Independence Day.
I am excited to bring a survivor to Cornell whose story has been so widely shared, and I hope Cornell is, too! I hope to see all of you at Kimball B-11 on Wednesday to hear Irene's story, and Anabel Taylor Hall tomorrow night to celebrate Israel Independence Day.
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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.
Celebrate Israeli culture and Independence Day with Cornell Hillel! Based on the Tel Aviv Summer Festival, Lilah Lavan is a night of food, music, and all of the other aspects of Israeli culture. Stop by Aroma Cafe for the classic Israeli Ice Coffee that you've been craving all semester! How about a stroll through an Israeli 'Shuk' to pick up some dried fruit and sunflower seeds?
Irene Zisblatt, born Irene Zegelstein in 1929, is a Holocaust survivor. She was an inmate in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Irene is best known for her autobiography The Fifth Diamond. Her testimony is also a part of Steven Spielberg's USC Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation.
Come to Kimball B-11 on Wednesday, May 3 at 6:00 PM to hear Irene tell her story.
Discussion and readings with Dorit Rabinyan, bestselling Israeli author, on her new book, "All the Rivers," available at the Cornell Book Store for purchase! Bring a copy of the book to the lecture for Dorit to sign. This event is made possible with the generous support of the Hope and Eli Hurowitz Fund. More information.
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