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Oct
22
Wed
Beyond Bagels!!!
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 8:30 pm

Prayers will be discussed from the perspectives of Conservative, Reform and Orthodox Judaism.

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Refugee, Scholar, Media Icon, American Sex Therapist
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 9:00 pm

Sponsored by the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014 AT 7:00 P.M.
Douglass Campus Center, 100 George Street, New Brunswick
The Richard D. Heffner Open Mind Lecture in Communications and Human Values
The legendary “Dr. Ruth” Westheimer grew up in a Swiss orphanage after losing her parents in the Holocaust. She emigrated to Jerusalem, and then to Paris, where she studied and taught psychology. In 1956 she immigrated to New York and in 1980 launched the revolutionary radio program “Sexually Speaking,” which made her a national sensation. She has been an internationally renowned scholar, teacher, and media icon ever since, celebrated for her remarkable life, advice on sex, and famous tag phrase, “Get Some.”

Beis Midrash Chavrusa Program
Oct 22 @ 8:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come learn some Torah in the Beis Medrash!

Oct
23
Thu
Mishmar and SWAG! with R’ Chait (From Hillel Yeshiva)
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm – 12:00 am

Come hear a shiur and eat some pizza while Studying With A Group (SWAG)! Every week we have a guest scholar come in to give a Torah class with pizza and open Beit Medrash afterwards! This week’s speaker is Rabbi Chait of Hillel Yeshiva.

Russian Jewish Club presents: Durak and Pilimeni night!
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

test your card skills while eating tons of delicious pilimeni. Are you a durak, or are you the master of the game??

Sam Gluzberg’s apartment – 50 Union Street, Apartment 3A

Please note that the food served at this event is not under the supervision of Rabbi Adam Freiberg and therefore may not be to everyone’s level of kashrut.

Oct
24
Fri
Hospital Visitation
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Shabbat Services
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Reform Services: 1st floor of 9 Bartlett Street
Conservative Services: 2nd floor of 9 Bartlett Street
Orthodox Services: College Avenue Student Center Graduate Student Lounge (behind Au Bon Pain cafe)

Free Mix-It Up Shabbat Dinner
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 24 @ 8:30 pm

Join us for a welcoming Friday Night dinner in the Brower Faculty Dining Room.

This week we will be mixing it up a bit. For those who want, the center four tables will be labeled with broad categories of majors. You are strongly encouraged to sit at the one that relates to you the most and meet people you dot already know.

The menu for this week is:
Terrific Tossed Greens Salad with Cucumbers and Tomatoes and Balsamic Vinegarette (GF)
Cheerful Chicken Marsala (GF upon request)
Beautiful Bow Tie Pasta
Surreal String Beans with Garlic (GF)
Curried Chick Peas (GF)
And Cookies!

Rutgers Hillel’s Shabbat dinner is free with RU-ID. While we always welcome non-RU guests for Shabbat, our dinner program is only free for Rutgers students. Guest passes may be purchased during the week from Laurie Zinberg, Hillel’s office manager.

Contact: Seth Deneroff
Email: sdd87@eden.rutgers.edu

Shabbat Tisch and Destress
Oct 24 @ 9:00 pm – 9:00 pm

After dinner there will be a Tisch at Hillel with Board Games and Candy and other relaxing things. Come and bring all your friends!

Oct
25
Sat
Orthodox Morning Services
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Rabbi Frieberg’s Parsha Class
Oct 25 @ 11:30 am – 11:30 am

Contact: Rabbi Adam Frieberg
Email: rabbiadam@rutgershillel.org

Shabbat lunch at the Friebergs (sponsored by OU-JLIC)
Oct 25 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm

Enjoy a free, delicious Shabbat lunch at the Frieberg home.

Contact: Sara Frieberg
Email: sara@rutgershillel.org

Koach Seudat Shlisheet with Discussion of “This is also Torah”: Sex and the Rabbis of the Talmud
Oct 25 @ 4:45 pm – 4:45 pm

We will continue our educational theme, “Let’s Talk about Sex Baby” with JTS Intern Katie Greenberg. We will be having a HOT third meal.

We will explore some Talmudic stories and teachings about how the rabbis viewed, taught, and had sex.

Contact: Alex Hamilton
Email: alex.m.hamilton@rutgers.edu
Phone: 405-388-8556

Mesorah Mincha followed by Seudat Shlishit
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Oct
26
Sun
Ethics in the Field: A Presentation by Col. Bentzi Gruber
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

IDF ​Col. Bentzi Gruber is Vice Commander (reserves) of Division 252, an armored division of 20,000 soldiers and is the founder of “Ethics in the Field” and “Chesed in the Field.”
Col. Gruber takes audiences behind the scenes of the IDF’s daily battle to both sustain national security and uphold one of the most rigorous military codes of ethics in the world today. In a unique multimedia presentation combining classified IDF footage, shocking statistics, and a riveting personal narration, Col. Gruber explores: The dilemmas that IDF commanders face when locating terrorists within a civilian population, the IDF’s unique ethical code, and the IDF’s preventative efforts against terrorist attacks. “Ethics in the Field” is Col. Gruber’s personal initiative to shatter the myths and present the facts that are currently absent in the general discussion of the IDF and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “Chesed in the Field” engages thousands of IDF soldiers in acts of Chesed and charitable giving and thereby empowers them to maintain their moral compass as they strive to protect the state of Israel.
For more information about Col. Gruber and his initiatives, see www.ethicsinthefield.com.
Presentation for Ages 10+

RABBI PESACH RAYMON YESHIVA
2 HARRISON STREET
EDISON, NEW JERSEY

RSVP to cgross@rpry.org

Thank you to Harriet and George Blank for generously underwriting this event.

More Info: cgross@rpry.org

Pumpkin Picking with Reform
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the Reform Jews at Rutgers Hillel for an autumnal outing!

Meet at Hillel (9 Bartlett) at 11am, then we’ll drive together to Giamarese Farms & Orchards.

After we pick plenty of pumpkins, we’ll have lunch nearby (location TBD) before returning to campus.

All are welcome, please RSVP by emailing rabbibrandon@rutgershillel.org

“Above and Beyond” The Story of the Birth of the Israeli Air Force
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 9:00 pm
Oct
27
Mon
The seven year itch: Enviornmentalism and Judaism during the shmita year
Oct 27 @ 3:15 pm – 3:15 pm

In this class we will explore environmental themes throughout Jewish literature in light of the beginning of the shmita year, a year when all the crops must lay fallow. We will look at how we and the land can reboot ourselves and our priorities during this time.

Contact: Katie Greenberg
Email: kagreenberg@jtsa.edu
Phone: 917-428-8063

JLIC Women’s Shiur & Dinner
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come join us for delicious food and engaging Torah with our very own Sara Frieberg!
Hosted by Ilona Grudnikoff at 58 Huntington.

Contact: Ilona Grudnikoff
Email: igrudnikoff@gmail.com

Oct
28
Tue
Chicken Soup for the Soul
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 10:00 pm
JLIC Gentlemen’s Club (Men’s Chinese Food Shiur)
Oct 28 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct
29
Wed
The 15th Annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival
Oct 29 all-day

Sponsored by the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life

The 15th Annual
Rutgers Jewish Film Festival
October 29 – November 9, 2014
The Rutgers Jewish Film Festival, sponsored by the Bildner Center, screens award winning international films over the ten-day festival. A broad approach is taken when choosing the films for the Rutgers Festival, offering a slate of critically acclaimed titles that explore the multi-layered, global Jewish experience. Some films tackle uniquely Jewish issues, while others address universal themes through a Jewish lens. With such a diverse selection, the festival draws a wide audience, reaching the region’s Jewish population as well as the Rutgers University community and the general film-going public.
The Bildner Center makes each screening a multidimensional experience by inviting a guest speaker – either the director, a featured actor or a noted expert in the field – to preface each film and then engage in a dialogue with the audience at its conclusion. Year after year, attendees remark that this opportunity to ask the questions raised by these thought-provoking films makes the issues more personally relevant and their film festival participation more meaningful.
Unique, too, is the way the festival not only reaches out to the community, but also gives back to the university by exposing the general student body to these distinctive films. Professors of Jewish Studies and other academic departments at Rutgers are among the speakers invited to introduce the films, and they will often assign related films to their classes. Students also have the opportunity to meet visiting film directors and scholars.
The Film Festival is made possible through the ongoing support of the Karma Foundation. An endowment established by David and Sylvia Steiner sponsors the screening of one special film during the festival each year. Additional sponsors include the Regal Entertainment Group, and a growing list of Rutgers Jewish Film Festival Patrons.
Contact: 848-932-4166 or rujff@rci.rutgers.edu

Israel event
Oct 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Beis Midrash Chavrusa Program
Oct 29 @ 8:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come learn some Torah in the Beis Medrash!

Oct
30
Thu
The 15th Annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival
Oct 30 all-day

Sponsored by the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life

The 15th Annual
Rutgers Jewish Film Festival
October 29 – November 9, 2014
The Rutgers Jewish Film Festival, sponsored by the Bildner Center, screens award winning international films over the ten-day festival. A broad approach is taken when choosing the films for the Rutgers Festival, offering a slate of critically acclaimed titles that explore the multi-layered, global Jewish experience. Some films tackle uniquely Jewish issues, while others address universal themes through a Jewish lens. With such a diverse selection, the festival draws a wide audience, reaching the region’s Jewish population as well as the Rutgers University community and the general film-going public.
The Bildner Center makes each screening a multidimensional experience by inviting a guest speaker – either the director, a featured actor or a noted expert in the field – to preface each film and then engage in a dialogue with the audience at its conclusion. Year after year, attendees remark that this opportunity to ask the questions raised by these thought-provoking films makes the issues more personally relevant and their film festival participation more meaningful.
Unique, too, is the way the festival not only reaches out to the community, but also gives back to the university by exposing the general student body to these distinctive films. Professors of Jewish Studies and other academic departments at Rutgers are among the speakers invited to introduce the films, and they will often assign related films to their classes. Students also have the opportunity to meet visiting film directors and scholars.
The Film Festival is made possible through the ongoing support of the Karma Foundation. An endowment established by David and Sylvia Steiner sponsors the screening of one special film during the festival each year. Additional sponsors include the Regal Entertainment Group, and a growing list of Rutgers Jewish Film Festival Patrons.
Contact: 848-932-4166 or rujff@rci.rutgers.edu

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