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Purim Unmasked (Koach Learning/Discussion) @ 1st Floor of Hillel
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for learning and discussion about Purim while enjoying free pizza! The sessions are all independent, so feel free to come even if you can’t make them all!

Session 1 (2/21): Is the Book of Esther Feminist?
Session 2 (2/28): It’s All Fun and Games Until It Turns Into Mass Murder
Session 3 (3/7): It Was Inverted: How Our Most Carnivalesque Holiday Is Also Our Darkest

Post-Holocaust Ultra-Orthodox Theology: A New Perspective @ Douglass College Center
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Yakir Englander, Bildner Visiting Scholar
Yakir Englander, an expert on the interface between Jewish philosophy, Jewish law, and gender studies, will present a new interpretation of the concept of traditional Jewish martyrdom, Kiddush Hashem (Sanctification of the Name of God.) He will illuminate the different responses to the Holocaust by men and women, and by Hasidim and Lithuanians. Currently affiliated with the Bildner Center, Englander has been a visiting scholar at Northwestern University and the Harvard Divinity School and a fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute.

Shiur with Rav Yair Kahn on The Concept of Semikha and its Relevance Today (Mesorah)
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rav Yair Kahn of Yeshivat Har Etzion will speak about Halacha, Machshava, and Hashkafa.

Contact: Hillel Hochsztein

Jews Your Own Adventure: Movements and Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World)
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

This class offers a different kind of Jewish education centered around on weekly discussion-based learning. This week’s topic will be Movements and Repairing the World

This class is open to Jews of all backgrounds who wish to explore their identity among a diverse group of Jewish students.

If you are interested in joining for a particular class, please contact Sarah Magida at [email protected]

MR. GAGA: A True Story of Love and Dance @ NICHOLAS MUSIC CENTER
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Mr. Gaga presents a protrait of Ohad Naharin, a renowned Israeli choreographer and the artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company. This spirited documentary mixes intimate rehearsal footage and breathtaking dance sequences.

Q&A with Barak Heymann, Film Producer

Sponsored by the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life.
Co-sponsored by the Dance Department and Rutgers Filmmaking Center, Mason Gross School of the Arts

FREE for students, $10 for general public

El AL Ambassadors @ 2nd Floor of Hillel
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Come meet El AL flight attendants and discuss what it’s like to work for Israel’s national airline! Free food and drinks will be provided!

OU-JLIC Gentlemen’s Shiur
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bagels & Banter @ 1st Floor of Hillel
Mar 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join Sarah Magida, Reform Community Educator for breakfast and to look at the weekly Torah portion through the lens of the Reform Commentaries.
Can you only come for part of it? We’d love to have you for that!

Environmental Peacemaking in Israel @ The Bloustein School
Mar 2 @ 4:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Shahar Sadeh, Columbia University
Since its establishment, Israel has gone through extensive landscape changes due to rapid development, mass immigration, and population growth. Conflicts and wars have added further challenges in the form of borders, fences, minefields, and scattered military camps. Shahar Sadeh will discuss how creative approaches to environmental challenges can serve as opportunities for cross-border collaborations, diplomacy, and peace-building between Israel and the Arab world. Sadeh has worked with Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists to coordinate regional forums at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.

CANCELLED FOR TONIGHT – Project to Promote Mental Health Dialogue at RU Hillel @ 2nd Floor of Hillel
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us to:
-Learn more about mental health and mental illness
-Share questions, thoughts, and experiences
-Ensure that Hillel is a welcoming and supportive community for students impacted by mental illness
-Diminish mental health stigma
-Discuss how Jewish beliefs, practices and culture relate to mental health
-Study Jewish texts related to mental health
-Contribute your ideas and interests and to help build this new initiative

At this first meeting, we’ll focus on mental health and Jewish community. We will read and discuss some texts, including narratives of individuals’ experiences with mental illness in Jewish communities. We’ll also discuss future ideas and plans for this initiative. All are welcome! Yummy snacks will be served!

For more information, contact Gilana Levavi through Facebook or at [email protected]

Baderekh: A Drisha Kollel Impact Project. For more info about Drisha and their summer College Kollel programs, visit Drisha.org.

RUSA Allocations Board, paid for by student fees

Chai Healers (Hospital Visits) @ St. Peter's Hospital
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come join representatives from both the Hillel and Chabad community as we visit Jewish patients at St. Peter’s hospital, bringing them gifts and good company!

Meet at the corner of College Ave and Senior Street at 1 PM to walk to the hospital.

Please contact Sam Snyder at [email protected] if you’d like to be added to the hospital visits group chat!

Intermediate Level Hebrew Class @ 2nd Floor of Hillel
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Interested in learning Hebrew? Join Sarah and Liel to learn at an intermediate level. If you’re unsure of your level talk to either of the teachers.
This class is not for credit.

Shabbat Services
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Reform-1st Floor of Hillel
Conservative-2nd Floor of Hillel
Orthodox-College Avenue Student Center

Mesorah/Orthodox Shabbat Services @ College Avenue Student Center Graduate Student Lounge (behind Au Bon Pain cafe)
Mar 3 @ 5:35 pm – 5:35 pm

Reform-1st Floor of Hillel
Conservative-2nd Floor of Hillel
Orthodox-College Avenue Student Center

Free BLACK AND WHITE Shabbat Dinner @ Brower Commons Faculty Dining Room
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Come join Rutgers Hillel for a FREE* Shabbat dinner in Brower Commons Faculty Dining Room!
The theme this week is black and white! Wear black and white and enjoy delicious black and white cookies!

**Shabbat dinner is free for current Rutgers undergraduates and Middlesex County College students. Guests should come to the Hillel office during weekday business hours to purchase a guest pass.

Contact: Evan Finkelstein
Email: [email protected]