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We have always loved how the beginning of the school year corresponds with the beginning of the Jewish new year. As we welcome in the High Holidays this year, we cannot believe that this will be our last time celebrating at Cornell. We hope that you are all able to join us for Rosh Hashanah Dinner at Trilium on Wednesday, September 20th so that we can welcome in the new year together. We also hope you’ll take advantage of opportunities to forge new friendships and explore your interests in the year ahead by signing up for a free Birthright trip, coming to one of our daily Hang with Hillel programs, or attending our upcoming talk with author Shulem Deen. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or suggestions for new opportunities for the Jewish community at Cornell. Shana Tova!

Brandon Cohen '18
Danielle Eiger '18
Ring in the new year with your Cornell Hillel friends and family at Trillium! Apples & honey, delicious food, and some fun & games -- it's a night that shouldn't be missed!

Through a generous donation, Cornell Hillel is honored to sponsor a portion of the price of the Rosh Hashanah dinner, making RH dinner one meal swipe, or the same as a Shabbat dinner, if you have an advance reservation!

CHECK IN: 7:45 PM (Make sure you register before noon on 9/20!)
QUESTIONS? Contact Amanda Weiss.
Meet Maddie at 7:30 PM at Balch Arch, so everyone can walk down to the Rosh Hashanah dinner together! Everyone is welcome! More information here.

Questions? Contact Maddie Feldman.
Reflect on your past year next to the beauty of Cascadilla Gorge. Do Tashlich with the Women's Rosh Chodesh Gathering! We will self-reflect by the gorge and go to the Anabel Taylor Courtyard to enjoy apples, honey, and conversation about the expectations we want to shed in the new year. There will also be traditional texts available for those interested. More information here.

For any questions please contact Sarah Kasdan or Dana Blumenfeld.
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

More information on the event here and here.

More information on Shulem Deen here.
Register for our winter #BigRedBirthright trip now! Trip dates: December 19-31.

Questions? Contact Jacob Kranitz.

We have some awesome events coming up where you can meet previous trip participants and get all of your questions answered about Birthright:

Shmoozefest 2017: Meet previous trip participants, eat some falafel and zucchini fries, and find out what makes Cornell Hillel's Birthright trips special! Questions? Contact Jacob Schoifet.

Mo'Adon Lilah at Loco: For one night only, Loco will turn into an Israeli bar! Free shots of Tub at the door for those 21+ and the opportunity to travel throughout the many cities of Israel for everyone. Questions? Contact Sarah Kaminsky.
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.
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 22

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

Shacharit: 8:30 AM
Auditorium, Anabel Taylor Hall
Evening: 5:30 PM
Room 314, Anabel Taylor Hall

8:30 AM
One World Room, Anabel Taylor Hall
Mincha/Maariv: 6:30 PM 
Edwards Room, Anabel Taylor Hall

Candle Lighting: 6:45 PM
104 West

Saturday, September 23

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

Mincha: 6:35 PM
104 West
Maariv/Havdalah: 7:43 PM
104 West

Shabbat Ends: 7:43 PM
Sarah and Rabbi Daniel Kasdan are the 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
Get to know fellow Freshmen and the OU-JLIC Educators, the Kasdans, in a more intimate setting. Join us at the Kasdan's home (322 Mitchell Street) for a fun dinner experience! More information here.

Questions? Contact Sarah or Daniel Kasdan.
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