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It's hard to believe that this is the last time we will go up to Ithaca as undergraduates. Every fall we have started out our semester at Cornell Hillel's Freshfest and the BBQ on Balch and began our year surrounded by new Jewish students. Freshest is a reminder of how Hillel is home for us. It is a place to start the year and spend the year surrounded by a loving, supportive community. Whatever you need, we are here for you, and however you want to be involved in within the Hillel umbrella, we welcome you. If there is something you would like to see Hillel offer that it does not, please come tell us. This is your community and your college experience.

Looking forward to spending an amazing semester/year with you all!
Danielle and Brandon

Brandon Cohen
Danielle Eiger
Executive Vice President
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. 

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, August 25

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

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

Orthodox/Kedma: 6:05 PM
Edwards Room, Anabel Taylor Hall

Candle Lighting: 7:33 PM

Saturday, August 26

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

Mincha: 7:20 PM 
104 West
Maariv: 8:30 PM
104 West

Shabbat Ends: 8:34 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.
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. 

We are always taking suggestions for the next book to read. Contact Jacob Kranitz for more information on how to join!
Sarah and Rabbi Daniel Kasdan are the new 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
Check out a new Jewish Studies Course, JWST 2577: Jewish Women and the Body of Tradition for this fall!

Questions? Contact Cara Rock-Singer.

*Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Department; not a Cornell Hillel program.
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