We hope you had a relaxing break and are ready for a busy and exciting semester at Hillel!
Our calendar is full of a mix of fun and educational programs and events: some familiar favorites like Shabbat dinner at 104 West and Challah for Hunger, as well as some new initiatives, including a lecture about the global water crisis, Jewish learning, and service learning opportunities.
We wanted to highlight two new programs that focus on service and social change.
We’re teaming up with Repair the World for a hands-on Alternative Spring Break in central Brooklyn. You'll learn about racial justice while performing community service, all through a Jewish lens.
During summer break, we’re partnering with the JDC for a service trip to Tbilisi, Georgia, where you’ll help strengthen the Jewish community while learning about the challenges of Jewish life in a post-communist society.
Did you visit a Jewish-related destination over break?
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Campus Engagement Fellow
Erin is excited to help support a community that meant so much to her during her time as an undergrad. You can find her in the Hillel office part-time; she’ll spend her remaining free time at Collegetown Bagels. Read more about Erin here.
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.
Coming up at Cornell Hillel
Challah for Hunger is a national organization where students bake and sell challah to raise money for hunger relief. Baking is Thursdays at 4:30 PM in the 104 West kitchen; sales are Fridays from 10:00 AM-1:30 PM in Duffield Atrium and Mann Library lobby.
Loaves are just $5 and there are a variety of flavors, including cinnamon sugar, raisin, chocolate chip, and plain.
Cornell Hillel Board of Trustees member Seth M. Siegel (ILR '74, JD '78) is coming to campus to discuss his book Let There Be Water, about the innovations Israel has made in desalination and water treatments in the desert.
Feel like taking a roadtrip this weekend? Hillel at Binghamton is hosting Jewish musician Eitan Katz this Saturday.
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.