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Shalom! On behalf of the Cornell Hillel staff, I’d like to welcome you back to the Jewish community at Cornell. Our community is large and diverse; open and pluralistic. We have 12 fantastic team members (six who recently joined us) who are Reform and Orthodox, connected to Greek Life, and passionate about Israel. Our door is always open. We’d love to meet you and help you find your Jewish home at Cornell.
In addition to our weekly newsletter, you can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Our offices are on the ground floor of Anabel Taylor Hall, and you can also find us at 104 West, tabling on Ho Plaza, on North Campus, and at Café Jennie. We hope to see you soon!
B’Shalom, Ari
Rabbi Ari Weiss
Executive Director
Shabbat Dinner every Friday at 104 West (starting this Friday, August 18!)
7:00 PM Check-in. Dinner is served at 7:30 PM. Pre-register here before noon on Friday for just $10! Walk-ins are also accepted for $2 more.

Questions? Email

Friday, August 18

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

Orthodox: 6:20 PM
Edwards Room, Anabel Taylor Hall

Candle Lighting: 7:44 PM

Saturday, August 19

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

Shabbat Ends: 8:46 PM
Pre-register for our winter #BigRedBirthright trip now! Trip dates: December 19-31. Questions? Contact Jacob Kranitz.
Cornell Hillel invites you to our annual S'moregasbord! Stop by Beebe Lake on Saturday, August 26th at 8:30 PM to enjoy s'mores and a campfire. We guarantee it will be a fantastic time with great food and amazing people!

Find us by the north side of Beebe Lake (by the footbridge) the night of the event. Havdallah service will begin at 8:15 PM.

Contact Ashley Radparvar or Rebecca Horowitz if you have any questions.
We are excited to announce that the Cornell Hillel team has expanded with 5 new staff members!

Jonah Rothstein
Ezra Fellow: Reform Engagement Associate

Jonah is from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Before starting work at Cornell Hillel, he was both an Uber driver and a Starbucks barista. Jonah can name the capitol of (almost!) any country in the world and all US states so be sure to quiz him when you see him around campus!

Dana Blumenfeld
Springboard Fellow: Innovation Specialist

Dana is originally from New Jersey, and comes to us after finishing her undergraduate degree at George Mason University. Her favorite Jewish holiday is Hanukah, because potato latkes.

Tamir Kalimian
Israel Fellow

Tamir is originally from Bat-Tam, Israel. Before coming to Cornell Hillel, he was a student at the Hebrew U, worked at the Truman Research Institute in Jerusalem and as a security guard at the Biblical Zoo. Fun fact about Tamir: the first time he got on an airplane, he didn't land with it because he went skydiving out of it!
Sarah Kasdan
JLIC Educator

Sarah is originally from Cleveland, OH.  She took a balloon making class in middle school, and can shape a wicked balloon animal. 
Rabbi Daniel Kasdan
JLIC Educator

Daniel Kasdan is originally from the other side of Teaneck, NJ and comes to us from rabbinical school at Yeshiva University (RIETS). An avid miniature golf player, he looks forward to seeing 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' on opening night with interested Cornellians. 
Introducing the new OU-JLIC (Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus) Educators: Sarah and Rabbi Daniel Kasdan!
They are available for one-on-one and small group coffee dates or Jewish learning (chavrutahs or chaburahs) - whatever works for you.
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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