We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated members to join HOT (Hillel Orientation Team). HOT allows you to connect with incoming students and ease their transition to Cornell while helping out with Orientation Week programming such as FreshFest, Orientation Shabbat Dinner, and the Welcome BBQ. Applications will be rolling and are due March 1st.
"The first faces I saw at Cornell were the Hillel Orientation Team. It was surreal to be starting my four-year college experience feeling like I was at the first day of Jewish sleep-away camp. I felt like I formed a connection with the upperclassmen on the Orientation Team, and I looked up to them as leaders within the Jewish community.
When the application to join HOT for 2016's orientation came out, I was so excited for the opportunity to be the first taste of Cornell for a newly incoming class of freshmen who were just as nervous and excited as I had been. I wanted to be a friend and mentor, someone that they could talk to and ask questions long after the program was over. Just as I felt connected to HOT 2015 when I was a freshman, as a member of HOT 2016, I truly felt like I was making a difference and fostering relationships with that year's freshmen. I am so excited to be the co-chair of the Hillel Orientation Team with Jonah this year, and I can't wait for FreshmanFest 2017 and all of the new relationships we're going to make!"
"I am incredibly excited to be leading the Hillel Orientation Team this year. HOT creates a two-day orientation program at the end of every summer called Freshmen Fest, a program that I believe changed the course of my college career on my first day.
Freshmen Fest provided me with invaluable advice from upperclassmen and allowed me to forge great friendships, yet it also did something far more important. Freshman fest made me part of a community before I attended my first class. It made clear to me that Hillel would be my home and quickly inspired me to become involved further.
As a co-chair of the Hillel Orientation Team, I want to give new Jewish students the same experience. I want to make them feel how I felt. Cornell Hillel is a living, vibrant community whose existence hinges upon its ability to inspire Jewish students. It is HOT’s responsibility to create an environment that will do that before freshmen meet their roommates. It is a great pleasure to help build the Cornell Hillel community."
Join Cornell Hillel for some (kosher!) appetizers and snacks before Shabbat services! Then Rebecca Horowitz, Freshman Engagement Chair, and the Freshman Engagement Committee will lead the way to services.
Irin is a journalist and the co-author of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2015), which spent three months on the Times bestseller list and has gone into its twelfth printing. From 2013-2016 she was a national reporter at MSNBC and NBC News, reporting on gender, politics, and the law, with a special emphasis on reproductive rights and the Supreme Court.
On Tuesday, March 14 at 5:30 PM, author Shulem Deen will discuss his National Jewish Book Award-winning bookAll Who Go Do Not Return, a sensitive memoir about growing up in and then leaving the community of Skver Hasidim in Rockland County’s New Square, one of the most insular Hasidic groups in the United States.
Join us in Washington, DC March 26-28 for the AIPAC Policy Conference! You'll get to choose from hundreds of informative sessions and participate in the pro-Israel community's largest and most important advocacy day.
Interested in joining the Cornell delegation this year? Register here.
The conference is fully funded by Cornell Hillel.
For more information or with questions, please contact Yaniv Levy or Jay Sirot.
Alternative Break Service Opportunities
Make a difference this spring break! Join us in Brooklyn for an Alternative Spring Break experience, where you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in racial justice learning and community service. You'll learn how Judaism can offer a framework for repairing the world while affecting a positive change in the local communities.
Contact Alex for questions or more information, and apply here by March 1.
Make a difference abroad this summer! Experience the renewal of Jewish life in Georgia, a post-communist society. Inside Jewish Georgia is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about JDC's vital work with Jewish populations in this unique pocket of the Former Soviet Union.
Contact Alex for questions or more information, and apply here by March 5.
Intern at Hazon this summer!
Hazon works to create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond. This summer they have three internships available in NYC.
Hadar fellowships bring together intelligent, passionate, and independent Jewish young adults in a unique program that combines Torah study with spiritual growth and communal responsibility.
There are summer and year-long program options. Applications for both are rolling, but students are encouraged to apply before March 1.
Join Drisha's Summer Kollel and engage in an intensive learning environment, where you'll study Torah with passion and rigor.
Applications are rolling and are due by Friday, March 31. Learn more.
Intern at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, PA this summer!
Internships are available for undergraduate, graduate, and recently graduated students who want to learn about public history, the museum profession, non-profit organizations, and the American Jewish experience.
The Certificate in Engaged Leadership allows students to apply their leadership and engagement activities toward building healthy communities; while sharpening their professional skills and preparing for a lifetime of service.