A university lecture about the global water crisis, Big Red Birthright registration, Hillel committee applications, Jews & Brews, and more!
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Places all over the world are depleting their water resources. Seth Siegel, in his book, Let There Be Water, shows us how Israel has demonstrated leadership in water conversation and exported this expertise to solve water problems worldwide. By showing us how Israel uses aquifers, wastewater for agriculture, drip irrigation with special nutrients, desalination, and reverse osmosis, Siegel’s book gives us hope for the impending water crisis and even the environment.
 
-Sarah Weinberg, member of Cornell Hillel's Jewish Kindle Club
 
Want to learn more about Seth Siegel and Let There Be Water
Join us at the Alice Statler Auditorium tonight for his University Lecture!
Cornell Hillel Board of Trustees member Seth M. Siegel (ILR '74, JD '78) is coming to campus tonight to discuss his book Let There Be Water, about the innovations Israel has made in desalination and water treatments in the desert. 
Summer 2017

June 5-15 from JFK
Want to go to Israel for free?
Registration for our summer Birthright Israel trip is now open!

Contact Jacob with any questions!
Interested in a low-commitment way to get involved with the shaping of Jewish community life at Cornell? Apply for a Hillel committee!

The application deadline has been extended! Applications are now due tomorrow, Tuesday, February 7.

Questions? Contact Cornell Hillel President Brandon Cohen or Vice President Danielle Eiger.
With Valentines Day around the corner, Cornell Hillel and the Jews N' Brews Committee invite you to come join us for a drink, an app, and some learning about love, lust, sex, and relationships in the texts! More information.

Questions? Contact Amanda Weiss.

Cornell Hillel Statement in Support of Interim President Rawlings

Dear Interim President Rawlings:

On behalf of Cornell Hillel and Hillel International, the largest Jewish student organization in the world, we wish to express our support for the statements and actions you have outlined to protect students at Cornell University from the consequences of the Executive Order issued on Friday, January 27, 2017 regarding refugees and visa and green card holders from certain countries in the Middle East.

Read the entire letter here.

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated members to join HOT (Hillel Orientation Team). HOT allows you to connect with incoming students and ease their transition to Cornell while helping out with Orientation Week programming such as FreshFest, Orientation Shabbat Dinner, and the Welcome BBQ. Applications will be rolling and are due March 1st. 

Questions? Contact Lauren or Jonah.
More information.

Shabbat February 10-11, 2017
Services

Friday
Candle Lighting: 5:13 PM

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

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

Kedma (Orthodox): See website
Edwards Room, Anabel Taylor


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

Shabbat Ends: 6:17 PM
Dinner

6:30 PM at 104 West
Pre-register here before noon on Friday for just $10!
Walk-ins are also accepted for $2 more.

Questions? Email dining@cornell.edu

Prefer to host your own Shabbat dinner?
Cornell Hillel will 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.
 
Coming up at Cornell Hillel
Baking is Thursdays at 4:30 PM in the 104 West kitchen; sales are Fridays,10:00 AM-1:30 PM in Mann Library and Duffield Atrium.

Loaves are just $5 and there are a variety of flavors, including cinnamon sugar, raisin, chocolate chip, and plain.

You can now pre-order your loaves! Order and pay by Thursday at 2 PM, and you'll be able to pick up your challah the next day.

Questions? Contact Abigail Birnbaum or cuchallahforhunger@gmail.com

A weekly program focusing on Israel's history and the different challenges it is facing today, and building leadership skills.

Spots are limited! Contact Yaniv for more information.

Join us for free coffee every Thursday from 2:00-4:00 PM at Goldie's in the Physical Sciences Building! This week we'll be talking about Israel and how you can score a free trip there with Cornell Hillel!
Apply to be a Jewish Greek Council representative for your Greek chapter! All houses welcome. JGC creates programming that works to unite the Greek Jewish community.

Applications are due February 11.

Questions? Contact Molly Mandel (msm253@cornell.edu).
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 by March 1.
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 by March 5.
Around Ithaca
The Certificate in Engaged Leadership allows students to apply their leadership and engagement activities toward building healthy communities; while sharpening their professional skills and preparing for a lifetime of service. 

More information.
The Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies invites undergraduate students to an intensive six-week, six-credit summer program focused on examining the legal, social, and ethical challenges of new, emerging, and disruptive technologies.

More information.
Join the Jewish Studies department for a free screening and discussion with director Michael Levine.
Looking to enhance your summer with a community of students engaged in Jewish learning, prayer, and service? Join Drisha's Summer Kollel! Participants engage in an intensive learning environment in which Torah is studied with passion and rigor, supported by consistent tefilah and community service. All students are eligible to receive a stipend of $1000 for one session, or $2500 for the full program.

More information.
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