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"Last week when I was sitting in Statler Auditorium listening to Josh Radnor speak, I reflected on my time at Cornell. If I had not joined a Hillel committee freshman year, I don’t know if I ever would have found the great community that Hillel is for me. The Major Speaker Series Committee has led me to great friendships, leadership opportunities, and the experience of meeting some cool speakers, including Aly Raisman and Josh Radnor. I hope you join a Hillel committee, too, so you can start your time at Cornell by becoming part of the amazing Hillel community."

-Molly Pushner '19
Chair of the Major Speaker Series Committee
We invite the Cornell community to Friday night dinner* and a presentation by African-American Jewish activist Yavilah McCoy.

Join us for a discussion covering the practice of holding multiple identities within efforts to build greater equity and justice in the challenging political and social climate of 2018, the challenges of diversity and inclusion on college campuses, and opportunities students can engage in working together toward justice.

Check-in for dinner begins at 7:00 PM, the meal is served at 7:30 PM, and the presentation begins at 8:30 PM.

*Dinner costs $10 or 1 meal swipe

Questions? Contact
Register for our winter #BigRedBirthright trip now! Trip dates: December 19-31.

Questions? Contact Jacob Kranitz.
Anyone can apply for this awesome way to get involved in shaping Jewish community life at Cornell! Applications are due on September 12th, 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.
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.
Food for Thought
Come to RPCC 220 on Tuesday, September 12 at 9:00 PM for free food and enlightening discussions on various topics. 

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

Questions? Contact Rafi Jacobovitz or Yitz Muroff.
Interested in spending a beautiful Shabbat afternoon getting to meet other new students and getting some exercise? Join us for a hike around Beebe Lake on Saturday, September 16, at 2:00 PM.

Questions? Contact Rebecca Horowitz.
Join Kesher (Cornell Hillel's Reform Jewish group) for pre-Rosh Hashanah apple picking! We'll meet at the Appel Commons parking lots and will drive to Indian Creek Farm for apple picking. We'll be at the orchard for about an hour and a half.

If you have a car that you'd be willing to use to carpool or have questions, please contact Jonah Rothstein.

*This event involves transportation on Shabbat.
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 15

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

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

Orthodox/Kedma: 5:40 PM
Edwards Room, Anabel Taylor Hall

Candle Lighting: 6:57 PM

Saturday, September 16

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

Mincha: 6:35 PM
104 West
Maariv: 7:55PM
104 West

Shabbat Ends: 7:56 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

More information on the event here and here.

More information on Shulem Deen here.
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. 

Our first book of the semester will be The Great Partnership by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (yes, he was actually knighted). The last day to grab a copy is tomorrow. Contact Jacob Kranitz for more information on how to join!
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
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