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Sep
25
Sun
Super Sunday with the Federation in the Heart of NJ! @ Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

VOLUNTEER with others making phone calls to raise the critical dollars needed to support the Jewish community in the heart of New Jersey, Israel, and beyond.

Contact: Rabbi Esther Reed
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 7325452407

More Info: https://jewishheartnj.org/

Uncovering American Jewish Life in 1766, 1866, and 1966
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sponsored by the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life

As part of Rutgers 250 commemoration, three leading scholars of American Jewish history will probe the state of Jewish life in America on key dates tied to the founding of Rutgers: 1766, 1866, and 1966. These historians will initiate the discussion by each examining an artifact of Jewish life in America: a letter about a Jewish family living in colonial New Brunswick, a mid-nineteenth-century local charity roll, and a landmark ’60s rock album.

Presenters:
Laura Arnold Leibman, Reed College, author of Messianism, Secrecy, & Mysticism: A New Interpretation of Early American Jewish Life
Annie Polland, The Tenement Museum, co-author of Emerging Metropolis: New York Jews in the Age of Immigration, 1840-1920
Tony Michels, University of Wisconsin Madison, author of Jewish Radicals: A Documentary Reader
Moderator: Jeffrey Shandler, Chair,Department of Jewish Studies, Rutgers

Laura Arnold Leibman is Professor of English and Humanities at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. She is widely known for her expertise in early American studies and for her work in American literary history. She is the academic director of the multimedia public television series American Passages (2003) and the award-winning author of several scholarly books on early American literature and culture, including Messianism, Secrecy, and Mysticism: A New Interpretation of Early American Jewish Life (2012) which won a National Jewish Book Award, a Jordan Schnitzer Book Award, and was a Choice Outstanding Academic Title.

Annie Poland has been Senior Vice President of Education & Programs at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York City since 2009. She is responsible for developing the museum’s tour content and other interpretive and educational programs. Polland’s scholarly work, Landmark of the Spirit: The Eldridge Street Synagogue (Yale University Press, 2009), Working for the Sabbath (Labor: Studies in Working Class History in America, Spring 2009), May a Free Thinker Help a Pious Man?: The Shared World of the Secular and the Religious (American Jewish History, December 2007) investigates the religious life of Eastern European Jews in New York. She is a visiting professor at Eugene Lang College, the New School. She formerly served as Vice President for Education at the Museum at Eldridge Street.

Tony Michels is the George L. Mosse Professor of American Jewish History at University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is author of A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in New York (Harvard, 2005) and editor of Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History (NYU, 2012). He is also-co-editor of the journal Jewish Social Studies and the forthcomingCambridge History of Judaism: The Modern Period. His articles and reviews have appeared in Marginalia Review, Jacobin, Forward, Nextbook, Guilt and Pleasure Quarterly, and other publications.

Contact: Bildner Center
Phone: 848-932-2033

More Info: As part of Rutgers 250 commemoration, three leading scholars of American Jewish history will probe the state of Jewish life in America on key dates tied to the founding of Rutgers: 1766, 1866, and 1966. These historians will initiate the discussion

Hitbodedut: The Path to Self @ Buccleuch Park @ Buccleuch Park
Sep 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Let’s kick off the semester with a BANG!

Join us in the Buccleuch Park for frisbee, meditation, and snacks!

After, guided meditation will be led by Rutgers Hillel’s Education Co-Chair Jacob Holdowsky!

We’d love to see you there!

There will be a walking group at 4:15 pm leaving from Hillel.

Sep
26
Mon
High Holidays Food Drive @ 1st Floor of Hillel
Sep 26 all-day

Welcome 5777 with mizvot! Hillel is collecting non perishable food items for the Rutgers Student Food Pantry September 26 through October 12. Suggested donations include: cereal, individual packets of oatmeal, peanut butter, jelly, tuna/ canned meats, pasta sauce, soup, rice, canned fruits, condiments,beans, instant potatoes, toilet paper, personal care items.
Please place donations in the box labeled “High Holidays Food Drive” in the downstairs kitchen of the Hillel building, located at 9 Bartlett.

OU-JLIC Chabura Night
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Town Hall Meeting
Sep 26 @ 9:15 pm – 10:30 pm

Join the Student Board for the first Town Hall Meeting of the semester. Meet the student board, voice your opinions/concerns/questions for semester and Spring events, and learn about some new changes in the constitution.

Pizza of course 🙂

Sep
27
Tue
High Holidays Food Drive @ 1st Floor of Hillel
Sep 27 all-day

Welcome 5777 with mizvot! Hillel is collecting non perishable food items for the Rutgers Student Food Pantry September 26 through October 12. Suggested donations include: cereal, individual packets of oatmeal, peanut butter, jelly, tuna/ canned meats, pasta sauce, soup, rice, canned fruits, condiments,beans, instant potatoes, toilet paper, personal care items.
Please place donations in the box labeled “High Holidays Food Drive” in the downstairs kitchen of the Hillel building, located at 9 Bartlett.

Shofar, So Good: Getting the Most Out of Rosh Hashanah @ 1st Floor of Hillel
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At the climax of the Rosh Hashannah services, we declare: “Repentance (teshuva), prayer (tefilah), and righteous giving (tzedakah) transcend the severity of the decree.” In these weeks leading up to Rosh Hashannah, let’s take the opportunity to explore these three major themes of the high holidays together. In these informal sessions, we’ll unpack one of these concepts in Jewish thought and review a piece of the Rosh Hashannah prayers that relates to it. The sessions will each stand on their own, so come to as many as you can.

Taught by Benjamin Goldberg, JTS intern at Rutgers Hillel
Open to all!

Sep
28
Wed
High Holidays Food Drive @ 1st Floor of Hillel
Sep 28 all-day

Welcome 5777 with mizvot! Hillel is collecting non perishable food items for the Rutgers Student Food Pantry September 26 through October 12. Suggested donations include: cereal, individual packets of oatmeal, peanut butter, jelly, tuna/ canned meats, pasta sauce, soup, rice, canned fruits, condiments,beans, instant potatoes, toilet paper, personal care items.
Please place donations in the box labeled “High Holidays Food Drive” in the downstairs kitchen of the Hillel building, located at 9 Bartlett.

Second Annual Rutgers Hillel Golf Outing @ Rutgers University Golf Course
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Love to play golf? Want to have fun and support Rutgers Hillel?

Learn more, check out our sponsors and SIGN UP TODAY at RutgersHillel.org/GOLF

7:30am – Registration, Breakfast and Raffle Preview
9:00am – Shotgun Start
1:30pm – Awards Luncheon and Raffle Drawings

Awards and Prizes include trophies, golf clubs, Rutgers football tickets, NFL tickets and field passes, signed NFL football, theater tickets and more!

Swag includes golf shirts, cooler bags, gift certificates and other Rutgers gear!

Rain Date is September 28, 2016

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1618306385089427/

Rutgers Jewish Faculty Forum Kick-Off Coffee @ 2nd Floor of Hillel
Sep 28 @ 4:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Connect with colleagues and discuss faculty’s role in Jewish life on campus.
For more information please contact RJFF co-chairs Jenny Mandelbaum and Rebecca Cypess at [email protected]
Email: [email protected]

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/162008807569196

Rutgers Tzedek League @ 1st Floor of Hillel
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

At Rutgers Tzedek League we will pick a social justice topic for the semester and will learn about it through a Jewish lens and then go out into the New Brunswick community and try to make a difference in that area.

Kicking off the Jewish New Year @ 2nd Floor of Hillel
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Special Guest: R’ Nachliel Selavan

Nachliel is a native Israeli who has been teaching in the US for the past three years. For the last 10 years he has taught Capoeira (Brazilian Martial Art), Art and Jewish studies to a wide range of ages and communities. Nachliel is an innovative teacher who combines activities, art , archaeology, and media in his lessons.

Come join us for a kickoff for the year with an experiential workshop which will put some of the madness of the Jewish holidays into perspective.

Contact: Jacob Holdowsky
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 848-565-4058

Israel Coffee Break
Sep 28 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Student-led discussion on minorities on Israel. This discussion will focus on the situation of religious minorities, ethnic minorities, and their status in Israel.

Sep
29
Thu
High Holidays Food Drive @ 1st Floor of Hillel
Sep 29 all-day

Welcome 5777 with mizvot! Hillel is collecting non perishable food items for the Rutgers Student Food Pantry September 26 through October 12. Suggested donations include: cereal, individual packets of oatmeal, peanut butter, jelly, tuna/ canned meats, pasta sauce, soup, rice, canned fruits, condiments,beans, instant potatoes, toilet paper, personal care items.
Please place donations in the box labeled “High Holidays Food Drive” in the downstairs kitchen of the Hillel building, located at 9 Bartlett.