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Oct
25
Sat
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 @ 2:45 pm – 2:45 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

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

Is there a Future for Jews in Europe? Free lunch with Stephan Kramer
Oct 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Stephan Kramer is the Director of the AJC’s newly-created European Office on Anti-Semitism.

Kramer previously served as Secretary General of the Central Council of Jews in Germany from 2004 until earlier this year, and as the council’s Executive Director from 2000 to 2004. He has also served as a press secretary and advisor on policy and government relations for the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany. Kramer was also previously employed as the chief of staff for three different members of the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag).

Mishmar and SWAG!
Oct 30 @ 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 our very own, Rabbi Adam Frieberg.

Oct
31
Fri
The 15th Annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival
Oct 31 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

Hospital Visitation
Oct 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Shabbat Services
Oct 31 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 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 Shabbat Dinner
Oct 31 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 31 @ 8:15 pm

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

Koach Halloween Oneg
Oct 31 @ 9:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We will eat candy and read Jewish ghost stories.

JLIC Tisch or Treat
Oct 31 @ 9:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Nov
1
Sat
The 15th Annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival
Nov 1 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

Orthodox Morning Services
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Koach/Conservative services and lunch in Highland Park
Nov 1 @ 9:15 am – 9:15 am

Koach/Conservative community meets at 9:15am at Hillel to walk to the Highland Park Temple for services.

Please RSVP by Thursday, Oct 30, at 12noon if you’d like to come.

Contact: Rabbi Esther Reed
Email: rabbireed@rutgershillel.org
Phone: 732-545-2407 x404

Mesorah Chaburah Lunch
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Come enjoy a shabbas meal with your friends while also learning some Torah!

Mesorah Mincha followed by Seudat Shlishit
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

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