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September – October 2014

Sep
30
Tue
Sara Levy’s World: Music, Gender, and Judaism in Enlightenment Berlin
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sponsored by the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Conference Overview, “The Worlds of Sara Levy”
Shindell Choral Hall in Robert E. Mortensen Hall, Douglass Campus
Nancy Sinkoff, Rutgers University
9:00-10:30 a.m. Session 1: Judaism and Gender in Enlightenment Berlin
Shindell Choral Hall in Robert E. Mortensen Hall, Douglass Campus
Chair/Moderator /Respondent: Shmuel Feiner, Bar-Ilan University
Natalie Naimark-Goldberg, Bar-Ilan University
Lilianne Weissberg, University of Pennsylvania
10:30-12:00 p.m. Session 2: Philosophical and Musical Aesthetics in Sara Levy’s World
Shindell Choral Hall in Robert E. Mortensen Hall, Douglass Campus
Chair/Moderator of Q/A: George Stauffer, Dean, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
Steven Zohn, Temple University
Yael Sela-Teichler, The Open University of Israel
12:45 p.m. Kirkpatrick Choir of Rutgers
Voorhees Chapel, 5 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick
Directed by Patrick Gardner, the choir will perform C.P.E. Bach’s cantata “Klopstocks Morgengesang,” a work whose publication Sara Levy and members of her family helped to underwrite.
1:30-3:00 p.m. Session 3: Boundaries of Tolerance in the Enlightenment
Schare Recital Hall in Marryott Music Building, 81 George Street, New Brunswick
Chair/Respondent: Michael Marissen, Swarthmore College
Martha Helfer, Rutgers University
Elias Sacks, University of Colorado-Boulder
3:00-4:00 p.m. Semi-staged reading of excerpts of Aaron Halle Wolfssohn’s play, “Leichtsinn und Frömmelei.”
Schare Recital Hall, Marryott Music Building, 81 George Street, New Brunswick
Readers: Shmuel Feiner (Bar Ilan University), Natalie Naimark-Goldberg (Bar Ilan University) and Joel Berkowitz (University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee)

4:00-5:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion/Summation
Schare Recital Hall, Marryott Music Building, 81 George Street, New Brunswick
Moderated by Christoph Wolff, Harvard University
5:00 p.m. Reception

“Debunking Myths about the Middle East: Examining Human Rights Violations Against Minorities in the Islamist World” – a discussion with Brooke Goldstein (HILI #2)
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
JLIC Gentlemen’s Club (Men’s Chinese Food Shiur)
Sep 30 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Oct
1
Wed
Freshman Program
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

We are going to be watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerers’ Stone with some popcorn and ice cream. This event is reserved for freshmen only.

Sponsored by Rutgers Koach and Rutgers Mesorah and Rutgers Reform Community.

Contact: Alex Hamilton
Email: hamilton.tbn.pcn@gmail.com
Phone: 4053888556

Oct
2
Thu
Mishmar and SWAG!
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 2 @ 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 our very own, Rabbi Adam Frieberg.

Oct
3
Fri
Yom Kippur Starts Tonight @ 6:18pm!
Oct 3 all-day

Candle Lighting is at 6:18pm.

Hillel’s services, run by Rabbi Esther Reed and Rabbi Brandon Bernstein, will take place at the College Avenue Student Center Graduate Student Lounge.

Kol Nidre Service *NEW LOCATION*
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm

Egalitarian services will be in the Student Activities Center, 613 George Street

For Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, Rutgers Hillel runs Egalitarian services led by Rabbi Esther Reed and Rabbi Brandon Bernstein.

Students who prefer to attend a local congregation of any kind can email Rabbi Esther Reed (rabbireed@rutgershillel.org) or Rabbi Adam Frieberg (rabbiadam@rutgershillel.org) for home hospitality arrangements.

Hillel services are free for students with Rutgers ID, $125 for all others. Students should show ID at the door. All others must purchase tickets in advance. For Rutgers faculty and staff, the ticket price is a suggested donation.

Please purchase tickets by Friday, September 19.

Oct
4
Sat
Yom Kippur Morning Services
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am

For Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, Rutgers Hillel runs Egalitarian services led by Rabbi Esther Reed and Rabbi Brandon Bernstein.

Students who prefer to attend a local congregation of any kind can email Rabbi Esther Reed (rabbireed@rutgershillel.org) or Rabbi Adam Frieberg (rabbiadam@rutgershillel.org) for home hospitality arrangements.

Hillel services are free for students with Rutgers ID, $125 for all others. Students should show ID at the door. All others must purchase tickets in advance. For Rutgers faculty and staff, the ticket price is a suggested donation.

Please purchase tickets by Friday, September 19.

Yom Kippur Afternoon Services
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm

For Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, Rutgers Hillel runs two services:
Orthodox services are led by Rabbi Weiss and the Egalitarian services are led by Rabbi Reed and Rabbi Heath Watenmaker.

Students who prefer to attend a local congregation of any kind can email Rabbi Esther Reed (rabbireed@rutgershillel.org) or Rabbi Akiva Weiss (ravakiva@rutgershillel.org) for home hospitality arrangements.

Hillel services are free for students with Rutgers ID, $125 for all others. Students should show ID at the door. All others must purchase tickets in advance.

Break-the-fast
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm
Oct
6
Mon
Girls just wanna do mitzvas: An exploration of Egalitarianism in Judaism
Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm

The law body of the Conservative movement passed a teshuva, legal opinion, this spring to equally obligate women in all mitzvot. We will talk about what this shift means for us, and speak about how women’s obligation in mitzvot has
shifted and morphed since the start of the Conservative movement.
Along the way we will speak about what this means for us and how women
being equally obligated affects us as men and women.

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

JLIC Women’s Shiur & Dinner
Oct 6 @ 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
7
Tue
JLIC Gentlemen’s Club (Men’s Chinese Food Shiur)
Oct 7 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Oct
9
Thu
Mishmar and SWAG!
Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 9 @ 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 our very own, Rabbi Adam Frieberg.

Oct
10
Fri
Shabbat Services
Oct 10 @ 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)

Russian Jewish Club presents: Shabbat with Doreen and Alina!
Oct 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Shabbat dinner on Huntington! email us for details

Contact: Diana Diner
Email: diana@rutgershillel.org
Phone: 7325452407

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

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

Shabbat lunch at the Friebergs (sponsored by OU-JLIC)
Oct 11 @ 12:30 pm

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

Contact: Sara Frieberg
Email: sara@rutgershillel.org

Oct
12
Sun
Joint Jewish-Muslim Dinner in the Sukkah
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come to a special dinner for Jewish and Muslim students in the Sukkah!

Contact: Benjy Ratzersdorfer
Email: benjy.ratz@gmail.com

Oct
13
Mon
Sushi in the Sukkah!
Oct 13 – Oct 14 all-day

Hillel is hosting a delicious night of Sushi in the Sukkah!

Sponsored by Rutgers Reform Community and Rutgers Koach

Girls just wanna do mitzvas: An exploration of Egalitarianism in Judaism
Oct 13 @ 5:30 pm

The law body of the Conservative movement passed a teshuva, legal opinion, this spring to equally obligate women in all mitzvot. We will talk about what this shift means for us, and speak about how women’s obligation in mitzvot has
shifted and morphed since the start of the Conservative movement.
Along the way we will speak about what this means for us and how women
being equally obligated affects us as men and women.

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

JLIC Women’s Shiur & Dinner
Oct 13 @ 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
14
Tue
Graduate Student Wine and Cheese Tasting in the Sukkah
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Erin Kaplan
Email: enk27@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

JLIC Gentlemen’s Club (Men’s Chinese Food Shiur)
Oct 14 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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