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Hello Cornell Hillel friends!

As Thanksgiving break comes to a close, I am so thankful and proud to invite you to join Cornell Hillel this Thursday, December 1st as Adam B. Weiss, Vice President for Political Strategy for iHeartMedia, tries to help us (incompletely) analyze the results of the recent election.  Adam—who has worked in and around politics for years—has a keen insight, deep understanding of what’s going on politically in Washington and around the country, and a great sense of humor, all of which will certainly help us in figuring out what just happened and where we can go from here. So come with questions—he just might have answers. It’ll be good for you.  

Looking forward to seeing you there,  

Laura G. Weiss

Adam Weiss’ Jewish Mother


The Major Speaker Series is excited to be hosting Adam Weiss, Vice President of Political Strategy at iHeartMedia.

In his position at iHeartMedia, Weiss oversees iHeartMedia’s consulting of political candidates on how to use media effectively to reach voters. He manages the organization’s high-level relationships with Democratic candidates, parties, and other political organizations. In light of the tumultuous results of the 2016 election, it will be fascinating to hear Weiss’s take on how media played a role. 

Check out the Facebook event for more information on how one lucky winner will be able to join Weiss and the Major Speaker Series Committee for dinner after the main event!
Coming Up at Cornell Hillel
Come hang out with Hillel and CFI  tonight and learn how to make some delicious Shakshuka!

We'll be cutting veggies, preparing the sauce and eat some delicious food. Learn about Israeli cuisine while getting a free dinner!

For more information, please contact Yaniv Levy.
Simon Deng is a Sudanese human rights activist living in the United States. Deng is an advocate of Sudanese human rights and became an advocate to Israel through collaborating with the Israeli government to bring Sudanese refugees to safety and freedom in Israel. His speeches touch on issues of child-slavery, human rights, education, and freedom of religion, just to name a few. We invite you to come hear him discuss about some of these pressing topics!

This event is hosted by Cornellians for Israel (CFI). Visit their Facebook event for more information.
Tuesday, November 29
6:30-7:30 PM
Physical Sciences Building Room 401

Join Cornell Hillel and Professor Harry Katz in a discussion about the professions that Jews have and have not historically been in. There will be bagels, lox, and fun!!

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.
Can't wait a whole month to celebrate Hanukkah? Come ring in the holiday early with Hillel at Vodka and Latkes. We'll have dreidels, latkes, drink specials, and even karaoke for you to show off your rendition of Adam Sandler's Hanukkah song!

Students aged 18 and up are welcome to join us at Loco Cantina at 9pm for unlimited fountain soda and latkes, and students aged 21 and up will have access to special Hanukkah themed drink specials. Entry costs $3 in advance and $5 at the door, and proceeds will benefit Gift of Life.

Contact Erin Gross for more information.
Pakal Cafe
Wednesday, November 30
5:00-6:00 PM
B27, Anabel Taylor Hall

Do you speak and understand Hebrew? Want to practice in a fun and social way? Join us TODAY and every other week with a big smile!

Want to nosh some Israeli snacks and enjoy great music? We are waiting for you!

Have you been wondering what's it all about?! Do yourself a favor- come and find out!!

For more information, contact Yaniv Levy (607-279-6783)
Come join the Freshmen Engagement Committee as we get into the holiday mood by making Latkes in the Townhouse Community Center Monday December 4th from 7:30-9:00 PM!

For more information, contact Sarah Kaminsky.
Sundaes on Monday
 
Join Cornell Hillel for a Sundae Study Break next Monday, December 5, 2:00-4:00 PM at the Dairy Bar!

Coupons will be handed out at Shabbat dinner this Friday by Danielle Eiger. Make sure to get one!

Shabbat Dinner
Every Friday
6:30 PM
 
Join us at 104 West on Friday evenings for Shabbat Dinner! Please note that dinner now begins at 7:00 PM, due to Daylight Saving Time.

Pre-register for one meal swipe, $10 cash, or Big Red Bucks. Sign-in starts at 6:30 PM and the meal begins at 7:00 PM.

Learn more about Shabbat dinner and services here.
Shabbat Across Cornell (SAC)
Every Friday

 
Interested in hosting your own Shabbat dinner for friends, hall mates or your Greek life organization?

We can help! 

Our ongoing Shabbat Across Cornell program will provide you with financial resources, ritual items and programmatic support so that you can host an amazing Shabbat meal.

Hillel will fund you $5 per person that attends your event (plus $5 for yourself!) to help cover costs for food.

To start fill out this form, or contact Alana Gross for more information! 
Lattes at Libe
Find us at Libe Cafe every Thursday from 2:00-4:00 PM for a free coffee, tea, or hot chocolate and some great company!

This week's is the last of the semester. Be sure not to miss out!
Summer 2017
Pre-registration for our summer #BigRedBirthright trip is now open!

Pre-register here, and contact Jacob Kranitz with any questions!
Challah for Hunger 
Challah for Hunger is a national organization where students bake and sell challah to raise money for hunger relief.  

Challah baking is Thursdays at 4:30 PM in the 104 West! kitchen.
Challah sales are 10:00 AM-1:00 PM on Ho Plaza (weather dependent-alternate location is the lobby of Willard Straight Hall).

This week is the last challah bake and sale of the semester-be sure not to miss it!

For more information, check them out on Facebook!
Shabbat Services
December 2-3
 
Friday Night
Kesher (Reform)
5:30 PM
Founder's Room
Anabel Taylor Hall

Shevach (Egalitarian)
5:00 PM
Room 314,
Anabel Taylor Hall

Kedma (Orthodox)
4:30 PM
Edwards Room
Anabel Taylor Hall

Candle Lighting
4:15 PM

Shabbat Morning 
Kedma (Orthodox)
9:15 AM
Edwards Room
Anabel Taylor Hall

Shabbat Ends
5:20 PM
Jewish Kindle
Book Club

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. The first club meeting will be shortly after the spring semester begins.
Certificate in Engaged Leadership

Applications are open for the Spring 2017 Summit Group Dialogue

Juniors and seniors are invited to participate in a capstone experience after taking committed action within the community. This kick-off event and 7-week dialogue with 20 student leaders from across Cornell will prepare you for life after college.

The capstone summit group dialogue is offered March 10-April 28, 2017. You must be able to attend every session. Sessions are: March 10: 12:00-4:00 PM; March 17-April 28: 12:00-2:00 PM (No meeting April 7).

There is a 32-hour commitment (16 hours together, 16 hours factored in for writing and reading).

Upon acceptance, financial resources are accessible at every stage in the certificate process: 
-Mini-grants for your organization or team
-Travel grants 
-Stipends for your committed engagement project

Application Deadline: Sunday, December 4, 11:59 PM
For more information, email Mike or Ellie engagedleadership@cornell.edu
 
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