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Welcome back (or just welcome) to everyone! Cornell Hillel is excited to start a new year full of awesome programming! From services and Shabbat dinners to volunteer opportunities and the Big Red Bar Mitzvah, there are many events we plan to put on during the year. This means we'll need people who want to help, so join a Hillel committee, where you can meet new people, become a leader in the community, and help execute our vision for the coming year!
-Sasha Chanko '19
Chair of Communications
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.
Anyone can apply for this awesome way to get involved in shaping Jewish community life at Cornell! Applications are due on September 8th, 2017 at 4:00 PM. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Cornell Hillel President Brandon Cohen or Executive Vice President Danielle Eiger.

For more information and to apply, click here.
Food for Thought: New Year, New You
A week of classes has come and gone, and the Jewish new year is around the corner. Let's talk about what it means to move through new beginnings in an intentional and mindful way. Could Jewish traditions have something to say about this strange project of learning full time?

Come to RPCC 220 on Tuesday, August 29 at 9:00 PM to discuss. 

This event is a partnership between Cornell Hillel and the Center for Jewish Living.

Questions? Contact Rafi Jacobovitz or Yitz MuroffMore information.
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. 

More information.
Shabbat Dinner every Friday at 104 West
7:00 PM Check-in. Dinner is served at 7:30 PM. Pre-register here before noon on Friday for just $10, made possible by a generous subsidy from Cornell Hillel. Walk-ins are also accepted for $2 more. 

More information. Questions? Email
Want to host your own Shabbat dinner? Check out our Shabbat Across Cornell program! We'll help you plan an awesome dinner, and we'll even fund you $5 per person!

Fill out this form to get started, or contact Nicole Levine for more information.

Friday, September 1

Reform/Kesher: 6:00 PM
Founders Room, Anabel Taylor Hall

Shevach/Egalitarian: 6:00 PM
Room 314, Anabel Taylor Hall

Orthodox/Kedma: 6:00 PM
Edwards Room, Anabel Taylor Hall

Candle Lighting: 7:21 PM

Saturday, September 2

Orthodox/Kedma: 9:15 AM
Edwards Room, Anabel Taylor Hall

Mincha: 7:00 PM
104 West
Maariv: 8:20 PM
104 West

Shabbat Ends: 8:21 PM

Have you met Josh? Josh Radnor is coming to Cornell Hillel on Wednesday, September 6!

Admission is free, but advance tickets are required. Register for your ticket here before they run out!

More information. Questions? Contact Danielle DeUrso or

Pre-register for our winter #BigRedBirthright trip now! Registration opens on September 5, but sign up now to secure your spot! Trip dates: December 19-31.

Questions? Contact Jacob Kranitz.
Calling all bookworms! Join the Jewish Kindle Club this semester. We read a wide variety of books having to do with Judaism. Past picks include All Who Go Do Not Return by Shulem Deen (who is coming to Cornell this fall), Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer, and Let There Be Water by Seth Siegel. 

We are always taking suggestions for the next book to read. Contact Jacob Kranitz for more information on how to join!
Sarah and Rabbi Daniel Kasdan are the new 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).

To sign up to learn with the Kasdans, fill out this form.
They will be offering various learning opportunities and special events throughout the year, so be on the lookout. Please feel free to contact them with whatever you need.
Sarah Kasdan -  216-337-2412
Rabbi Daniel Kasdan -  201-264-1692
Check out a new Jewish Studies Course, JWST 2577: Jewish Women and the Body of Tradition for this fall!

Questions? Contact Cara Rock-Singer.

*Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Department; not a Cornell Hillel program.
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