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My name is Ashley Radparvar, and I am the Chair of Engagement for Hillel’s student executive board. We are really excited to be hosting this week’s Purim extravaganza, Masquerave, this Thursday, March 9th, from 9 PM-11 PM at Level B. We would love for all of you to be our guest as we learn about and celebrate the Purim holiday together. Wristbands are $5 in advance and $10 at the door and can be bought at the Hillel office or from any student executive board member! Admission includes 3 well drinks (for 21+), a surprise giveaway and tons of fun! You won’t want to miss it!
Chag Purim Sameach!!

Ashley Radparvar '19
Chair of Engagement
Masquerave is Hillel's annual Purim celebration. Come to Level B to learn about the holiday of Purim and celebrate! Wristbands are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. See any Hillel Eboard or staff member to purchase.

​Questions? Contact Ashley Radparvar.

​More information.
Join us for free coffee every Thursday from 2:00-4:00 PM at Goldie's in the Physical Sciences Building!

Questions? Contact Alex Duffant.

June 5-15 from JFK

Registration for is now open for your free trip to Israel!

Time is running out and spots are starting to fill up, so don't wait!

Contact Jacob with any questions!
A special shoutout to all of our volunteers who helped raise $21,895 during Hillelathon this past week!
Parents: Send a Purim gift basket to your Cornell child through Hillel. Baskets are $30 and include 4 types of cookies and 2 types of Hamantaschen. All cookies and Hamantaschen are certified Kosher Parve by the OU.

Click here to order your basket.
Use coupon code "CornellHillel" for 10% off of your purchase.

Please place your order by Thursday, March 9.

​*Cutting board is not included with basket.
Shabbat March 10-11, 2017

Candle Lighting:  5:48 PM

Kesher (Reform): 5:45 PM
Founder's Room, Anabel Taylor

Shevach (Egalitarian): 5:30 PM
Room 314, Anabel Taylor

Kedma (Orthodox): 5:30 PM
Edwards Room, Anabel Taylor

Kedma (Orthodox): 9:15 AM
Edwards Room, Anabel Taylor

Shabbat Ends: 6:50 PM

Shabbat Dinner at 104 West

6:30 PM check-in

7:00 PM dinner

Pre-register here before noon on Friday for just $10!

Walk-ins are also accepted for $2 more.

Questions? Email
Prefer to host your own Shabbat dinner? Then 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 Alana Gross for more information.
Coming up at Cornell Hillel
Please see our website for all Megillah reading times.
On March 8, 11-3 on Ho Plaza, Cornell Hillel will be selling Mishloach Manot, a traditional gift basket for friends and family during the holiday of Purim. All proceeds will be going to the Loaves and Fishes food pantries. Come on out to support Loaves and Fishes by buying them for your friends and family!

Ladies - join us on Purim morning for a special all-women's reading of Megillat Esther - the Purim story! Each chapter of the biblical Scroll of Esther will be read by a different gal. Discover your friends' mad Megilla-reading skills and celebrate the miracle of Purim!

Questions? Contact Shira Finson.
More information.

On Sunday, March 13, 4-6 PM, come make, bake, and enjoy some delicious Hamantaschen with Kesher to celebrate Purim! We will meet in 104West before heading to the kitchen. Ingredients and excellent company will be provided.

More information.
On Purim night (March 11, 9:45 PM), after Megillah Reading, many of the apartments in Collegetown will open their doors to everyone in the community to stop by and celebrate Purim. The event will feature a map where students can go from apartment to apartment and celebrate Purim to all of the different themes.

Please check our Facebook and website for more information.
On Tuesday, March 14 at 5:30 PM, author Shulem Deen will discuss his National Jewish Book Award-winning book All 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.

Sponsored by Jewish Studies - Cornell University and Cornell Hillel

Learn more.
The Jewish Kindle Club will be reading Shulem Deen's book, All Who Go Do Not Return, to start off the spring semester. New members are welcome and encouraged!

Contact Jacob for more information.
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.
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.
Other Opportunities
A Tale of Love and Darkness at Cornell Cinema, Tuesday, March 7, 7 PM

This adaptation of the memoirs of Amos Oz, one of Israel’s most lauded writers, is set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man’s relationship with his mother (Natalie Portman) and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell become the stories we live.
Ithaca's community-wide Purim celebration! Bounce house, carnival games, balloons, crafts, and performances!

$5/person admission donated to charity.

Questions? Contact Suzanne Brody.

Beit Midrash Tel Aviv is the only full-time Jewish learning program conducted in English in Tel Aviv. Classes are offered in a pluralistic, egalitarian, and non-traditional environment. Hebrew Ulpan and volunteer opportunities included.

The program is open to English-speaking students age 23+ and runs from September 3-January 11.

More information.

Looking for an internship in government advocacy? Apply to the Simon Wiesenthal Center for their summer 2017 internship. The program is centered on encouraging and educating the next generation of Jewish youth to the mechanics of state and municipal government, politics and advocacy. It serves college and graduate school-aged students in its first year from the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut regions.

Applications must be submitted to SWC Eastern Director Michael Cohen by April 1.

More information.
 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.

Applications are due by Friday, March 31.
Learn more.
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.

Learn more.

Are you participating in service learning and/or community-based research this summer? Then you should apply for a travel grant through Engaged Cornell.

Questions? Attend an an upcoming information session, or contact Engaged Cornell.
Learn more.

Hillel International is seeking exceptional college students for multiple internships at their headquarters in Washington, D.C. for this summer. 

Learn more.
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