While most people think of Sukkot as the holiday with “the hut,” it encompasses so much more. On this holiday, it is a mitzvah to essentially live out of a house with three walls and a covering, along with a ceiling made of bamboo so as to see the stars. This is in remembrance of our forefathers that lived in similar huts while wandering the desert for 40 years after leaving Egypt.
As I prepare to decorate the Sukkah with various pictures of apples and honey and other fun designs, I can’t help but reflect on the times I celebrated this holiday as a child. Eating with my family and friends in the Sukkah and sleeping under the stars was always the highlight of the beginning of my academic year and still is today. As we finish building the Sukkah and prepare for the holiday, I implore you to embrace the holiday and share it with your friends and family at Cornell. Shana Tova!
Cornell Hillel is thrilled to announce a 600 square foot sukkah being constructed on the Arts Quad as you’re reading this email! But we need YOUR help to make history on Cornell’s campus! There are two opportunities to pitch in with “construction”:
MONDAY, 5:00-7:00 PM: Head to the Arts Quad and help weave together colorful fabric, burlap, and muslin to create the walls of this one-of-a-kind structure designed and built by students of the #1 architecture school in the country!
TUESDAY, 3:00-4:00 PM: It may sound corny, but we need help to get the roof up with over 300 cornstalks to be thrown onto the structure—get out some prelim anxiety/aggression and get some exercise and laughs in the process! Get involved and then check out the Arts Quad camp-out to benefit hurricane relief for Puerto Rico!
Interested in volunteering? Email Amanda for more information!
Register for our winter #BigRedBirthright trip now! Trip dates: December 19-31.
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: Shacharit: 9:15 AM
Edwards Room, Anabel Taylor Hall Maariv: 6:00 PM
Edwards Room, Anabel Taylor Hall
Candle Lighting: 6:20 PM
Saturday, October 7
Orthodox/Kedma: 9:15 AM
Edwards Room, Anabel Taylor Hall
Mincha: 6:10 PM
Maariv: 7:15 PM
Shabbat Ends: 7:19PM
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).