"I hope you are all as excited as I am to welcome Josh Peck to Cornell later this week! Being involved in Hillel's Major Speaker Series Committee has been one of the most rewarding parts of my time at Cornell.
We are incredibly fortunate to have the ability to bring such talented and influential Jewish individuals, like Josh, to speak with us. For me, this event means getting to relive happy memories of watching him on TV as a kid, and I am incredibly curious to learn more about the adult he is now. So come for the nostalgia or the laughs, or both, but definitely get there early!"
We are so proud of all the hard work you two put in this semester, and hope everyone had a wonderful time helping them celebrate over the weekend!
UPCOMING AT CORNELL HILLEL
Jewish Kindle Club Spring Semester
Calling all bookworms!
We are starting a Jewish Kindle Book Club next spring. The first book will be a hard copy of Let There Be Water by Seth M. Siegel, and participating in all meetings for this book means that you can borrow a Kindle for the rest of the semester's books!
Books will be given out before winter break and we only have 10 copies, so sign up now! Contact Jacob to sign up or for more information. The first club meeting will be shortly after the spring semester begins.
Cornell Hillel Elections
Kaufman Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
Elections for the 2017 Cornell Hillel Student Executive Board will be held on Sunday, November 20 in Kaufman Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall.
Applications to run are closed, but come out to vote in person on November 20th at 2:10 PM.
For more information on the candidates and their platforms, visit our website.
104 West Dining Hall
All members of the Cornell community are invited to experience a Shabbat dinner (an important part of Jewish Culture) to discuss multiculturalism and why it is so important. Faculty, staff, and students will engage in conversations about this important topic.
Provost Michael Kotlikoff will be speaking at the event. We hope you will join us for this Shabbat Dinner! Please contact Brandon Cohen for more information.
Please register for Shabbat dinner here. If you pre-register, Shabbat dinner is a meal swipe or for $10. There is a $2 fee for paying at the door. Check in begins at 6:30 PM, dinner begins at 7:00 PM
Israel Internship Fair
Willard Straight Hall
Need a summer internship? Interested in going to Israel?
Organizations such as Onward Israel, Israel Experience, Birthright Excel, and others, will be at our Israel Internship Fair. There is no religious requirement and all are welcome!
Make sure to stop by the Big Red Birthright table to find out how you can get a free trip to Israel. Pre-registration is now open for our summer trip!
Food With Faculty
Join Professor Harry Katz and Cornell Hillel for a stimulating discussion entitled, "Jews in the American Government." Prof. Katz will speak about the role that Jews play in our government. There will be food, laughs and friends.
Food with Faculty is a monthly dinner-series hosted by Hillel's Religious Life & Education Committee.
Please contact Religious Life & Education Chairman Daniel Jablansky with any questions.
Reaching Votes in 2016
With Adam Weiss
Join us for a special talk from Adam Weiss, Vice President of Political Strategy at iHeartMedia. This event is part of our Major Speaker Series.
Contact Danielle DeUrso with questions, and stay tuned to our Facebook page for more information.
Join Greeks United for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, the Greek Tri-Council committee on diversity and inclusion, for REDTalks, an event which will highlight the diversity within the Greek community. Student speakers will have the opportunity to share stories about their experiences in Greek life followed by breakout sessions led by student leaders.
The Legacy & Achievement of Elie Wiesel
Temple Beth El
Temple Beth El will be hostingDaniel R. Schwarz, author of Imagining the Holocaust, for a discussion on why Elie Wiesel's Night is still among the most important Holocaust memoirs.
Schwarz will discuss whether the distinction between the originating events and how we remember them is relevant to discussing Wiesel, and whether we should consider Night a documentary novel or a memoir. He will also draw upon his personal relationship with Wiesel.
Daniel Schwarz is a Frederic J. Whiton Professor of English and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell University, where he has been a faculty member for 49 years; he has been a Temple Beth El member since 1974.
This lecture is part of the 2016 Adult Education Series, honoring Rabbi Scott Glass for his 40 years of service to Temple Beth El.
The Urban Adamah Fellowship
Interested in learning more about farming, social justice, and Judiasim?
Apply for the Urban Adamah fellowship and spend 3 months in Berkeley, CA working on a 2-acre organic farm. As part of the fellowship, you will gain training and experience in sustainable urban agriculture, Jewish spirituality, intentional community, and leadership development. There are fellowships available in the spring, summer, and fall of 2017.
Check out this short video to learn more. Visit the Urban Adamah website today to request an application.
Yahel Social Change Program
Looking to do good in the world? We're accepting applications.
The Fall 2017 Yahel Social Change Program gives young graduates age 21-27 the opportunity to engage with social change and community work firsthand, by volunteering and interning alongside grassroots activists and educators in Israel's most diverse communities.
If you apply before January 16, 2017, you'll be guaranteed your first choice of city.
Masa Israel scholarships are available to help bring the cost down to $1,000 for 9 months of housing, flight, numerous trips and seminars across Israel.
The program begins in September 2017.
Questions or need more information? Email Nina Wanerman.
The Tikvah Summer Fellowship
For College Students Summer 2017
New York City
The Tikvah Fund has fellowship and institute programs available this summer in New York City.
The fellowship is a 7-week program that is open to current undergraduate students, and the 1-week institutes are open to undergraduates, graduate students, and young professionals.
Early admission deadline for both programs is November 30, 2016 and both applications are due no later than February 15, 2017.
Visit their website for more information and for complete application deadlines.
Hospitality Internship in Israel
Looking for hands-on hotel experience in an international luxury hotel while living in Tel Aviv for a semester?
Consider doing an internship with Career Israel and the Ritz-Carlton Herzliya! Participants will spend 5 months interning at the hotel in a variety of positions to maximize their knowledge of the hotel industry. The program starts in September or January.
No experience is necessary to apply. See their website for more details about the program and funding options, and contact Pam for more information or questions.