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The Sixth Annual Big Red Bar Mitzvah

"All I heard about as a new freshman in Hillel was Big Red Bar Mitzvah. I was a little bit confused about what it was, but I ended up having so much fun doing the cha-cha slide and reliving the glory days of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.

Last year, and again this year, I have had the privilege of planning the celebration! It is such a great experience to be able to reminisce and have fun with the whole Hillel and Cornell community, and it is especially meaningful for the students who become Bar and Bat Mitzvot that day. 

I hope you'll join us to party like it's 2009 on November 12th and participate in all the cake-eating, Coke and Pepsi playing, and horah dancing with all your friends!" 

-Danielle Eiger '18, Chair of Engagement 
Cornell Hillel Elections
November 20
Kaufman Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall

The Cornell Hillel Student Executive Board Elections Committee is happy to announce the Election Procedures for Fall 2016, effective for the election for the 2017 Cornell Hillel Student Executive Board.

Speeches and voting will be held IN PERSON on Sunday, November 20th in Kaufman Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall.

Visit our website for more information on how to apply.
Applications are due on November 11.
Study Breaks

Cider, Hot Cocoa, and Chill
November 7
8:00-10:00 PM
RPCC Lobby
Need to defrost from the stress of prelims and the cold? Join us in the lobby of RPCC for some Hot Chocolate, Apple Cider and snacks to socialize and take a study break this Monday from 8-10pm.

Contact Sarah Kaminsky for more information or with questions!

Movie Night at Mann
November 9
8:30-10:00 PM

Mann 100
Hillel is excited to present a study break on Wednesday night from 8:30-10:00 PM for all those who just literally can't even.

We're going to be playing the movie Keeping Up With the Steins, so get pumped for some snacks, drinks, and classic Jewish comedy!

Contact Jonah Klapholz, Sasha Chanko, or Ben Sternklar Davis for more information!
Big Red Bar Mitzvah 
November 12
10:00 PM-1:00 AM
Duffield Atrium

Come celebrate the Sixth Annual BIG RED BAR MITZVAH!

We are taking the best qualities of a classic Bar Mitzvah party, making it Cornell-themed, and inviting the entire university. 

Come enjoy an incredible party featuring a DJ, giveaways, Touchdown (in a kippah!), a 14-person photo booth, Coke and Pepsi game, a Throwback Hour, and free food!
All are welcome.

Whether you miss the Cha-Cha Slide and Shirley Temples, or you have never been to a Bar Mitzvah, this night will be the perfect chance to relive your braces-filled years or experience a Bar Mitzvah party for the first time! 

...But before that, please join us to celebrate two students who'll celebrate their B'nei Mitzvah in the One World Room of Anabel Taylor Hall from 10 AM-12 PM.
Josh Peck
November 16
5:30 PM
Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall

Josh Peck is coming to Cornell Hillel!

Josh is an actor, comedian, and one of the first Vine superstars. He currently stars opposite John Stamos on Fox’s hit sitcom, “Grandfathered.”

He is best known for playing Josh on the Nickelodeon live-action sitcom, “Drake & Josh.” He has since acted in such television shows and films as “The Mindy Project,” Mean Creak, Drillbit Taylor, The Wackness, ATM, and Red Dawn, along with voicing Eddie in the Ice Age franchise.

Join us on Wednesday, November 16, for an informative and hilarious talk. Doors open at 5:30 and the show starts at 6:00. Get there early to make sure you can get a seat. You won't want to miss it!

*This event is presented by the Cornell Hillel Major Speaker Series and is made possible by a gift from the Himan Brown Charitable Trust.
More Cornell Hillel Events
Lattes at Libe
Every Thursday
2:00-4:00 PM

Find us at Libe Cafe every Thursday for a free coffee, tea, or hot chocolate and some great company!
Challah for Hunger

Every Thursday
4:30-6:30 PM

Every Friday
10:00 AM-1:30 PM

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).

For more information, check them out on Facebook!
Shabbat Services
November 11-12
Friday Night
Kesher (Reform)
*See our website for times.
Founder's Room
Anabel Taylor Hall

Shevach (Egalitarian)
*See our website for times.
Room 314,
Anabel Taylor Hall

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

Candle Lighting: 4:28 PM

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

Big Red Bar Mitzvah
Led by Shevach (Egalitarian)

10:00 AM
One World Room
Anabel Taylor Hall

Shabbat ends: 5:41 PM
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! 
More Information on Shabbat
Student Representative: Board of Directors

Hillel’s Board of Directors is comprised of students, those involved in a local Hillel, Foundation professionals, and others. Student members add an important voice and bring a vital perspective to the Board. 

There are 4 open Student Board Member positions on the Hillel International Board of Directors. There is a total of six Student Board Members. The nominations process seeks to ensure a geographic, gender and age balance with individuals around the world from countries served by Hillel.

Applications are due Sunday, November 13, 12:00 PM EST. 

For more information or if you have any questions, contact Dan Rosenberg.
The Legacy & Achievement of Elie Wiesel
November 16
7:30 PM
Temple Beth El

Temple Beth El will be hosting Daniel R. Schwarz, author of Imagining the Holocaust, for a discussion on why Elie Wiesel's Night is still among the most important Holocaust memoirs.

Schwarz will discuss whether the distinction between the originating events and how we remember them is relevant to discussing Wiesel, and whether we should consider Night a documentary novel or a memoir. He will also draw upon his personal relationship with Wiesel.

Daniel Schwarz is a Frederic J. Whiton Professor of English and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell University, where he has been a faculty member for 49 years; he has been a Temple Beth El member since 1974.

This lecture is part of the 2016 Adult Education Series, honoring Rabbi Scott Glass for his 40 years of service to Temple Beth El.
Jewish Studies
Spring Semester Courses

The Jewish Studies Department has added a few new courses for Spring 2017, including Jews on Film: Visible and Invisible; Advanced Hebrew Through Media and Literature; and Saving Synagogues: Architecture, Historic Preservation and Communication.

For a complete list of courses, visit their website
Noodle Survey

Noodle is running a short survey to better understand Jewish student life at various campuses, in the hopes of sharing this information with prospective applicants and current students who seek opportunities at their college. 

Click here to take the survey.
The Urban Adamah Fellowship
Berkeley, CA

Interested in learning more about farming, social justice, and Judiasim?

Apply for the Urban Adamah fellowship and spend 3 months in Berkeley, CA working on a 2-acre organic farm. As part of the fellowship, you will gain training and experience in sustainable urban agriculture, Jewish spirituality, intentional community, and leadership development. There are fellowships available in the spring, summer, and fall of 2017.

Check out this short video to learn more. Visit the Urban Adamah website today to request an application. 

The Tikvah Summer Fellowship
For College Students

Summer 2017
New York City

The Tikvah Fund has fellowship and institute programs available this summer in New York City.

The fellowship is a 7-week program that is open to current undergraduate students, and the 1-week institutes are open to undergraduates, graduate students, and young professionals.

Early admission deadline for both programs is November 30, 2016 and both applications are due no later than February 15, 2017.

Visit their website for more information and for complete application deadlines. 
Hospitality Internship in Israel

Looking for hands-on hotel experience in an international luxury hotel while living in Tel Aviv for a semester?
Consider doing an internship with Career Israel and the Ritz-Carlton Herzliya! Participants will spend 5 months interning at the hotel in a variety of positions to maximize their knowledge of the hotel industry. The program starts in September or January. 

No experience is necessary to apply. See their website for more details about the program and funding options, and contact Pam for more information or questions.
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