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JLIC Women’s Shiur & Dinner
Dec 1 @ 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

JLIC Gentlemen’s Club (Men’s Chinese Food Shiur)
Dec 2 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
HILI Presents: Mutli-Cultural Tel Aviv! Lecture and Hannukah card making
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Please join us on December 3rd at 8 pm as we welcome guest speaker Gracie Appelt from The Jaffa Institute.

The Jaffa Institute provides educational, recreational and social enrichment programs which enhance the self-esteem and academic performance of each child in our care, thereby enabling them to succeed academically and break the cycle of intergenerational poverty in the greater South Tel Aviv area.

Gracie will be speaking about the different groups of people living in Tel Aviv, and how The Jaffa Institute addresses the individual needs of the children of these communities.

Additionally, we will be making Hannukah cards for her to take back and deliver to the students she serves

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

Beis Midrash Chavrusa Program
Dec 3 @ 8:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come learn some Torah in the Beis Medrash!

Chicken Soup for the Soul
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mishmar and SWAG!
Dec 4 @ 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 Dr. Stu Halpern. Dr. Halpern has a BA from the Universityof Pennsylvania, MA in Psychology in Education from Teachers College at Columbia University, MA in Biblefrom the Bernard Revel Graduate School of JewishStudies and a PhD from the Azrieli Graduate School ofJewish Education and Administration. He is the co-editorof the Mitokh Ha-Ohel series, and editor of the DerashotLeDorot series, both published by Koren Publishers.

Hospital Visitation
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Orthodox Services
Dec 5 @ 4:10 pm – 4:10 pm

Mincha, Kabalat Shabbat and Mariv

Conservative and Reform Shabbat Services
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Reform Services: 1st floor of 9 Bartlett Street
Conservative Services: 2nd floor of 9 Bartlett Street

Free Shabbat Dinner
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm

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

Koach Oneg
Dec 5 @ 8:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Topics and food choice TBD by student input and suggestions. Led by Katie Greenberg, our JTS Intern.

Orthodox Morning Services
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Rabbi Frieberg’s Parsha Class
Dec 6 @ 11:30 am – 11:30 am

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

Shabbat lunch at the Friebergs (sponsored by OU-JLIC)
Dec 6 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm

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

Contact: Sara Frieberg
Email: sara@rutgershillel.org

Mesorah Mincha followed by Seudat Shlishit
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Hillel Shabbat Bowling Melave Malka
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Join Hillel Shabbat in a bowling trip after shabbat is over.

Bowling Alley: TBA (probably Brunswick Zone Bowling Alley in North Brunswick)

Price: TBD (Will be dependent on how many people come, and hopefully under $10)

If you would like to come, you MUST fill out this form, by Wednesday, Dec. 3:


Also, you MUST sign and and complete a waiver for the University by Thursday, Dec. 4


The plan is to meet at Rutgers Hillel at 7:30PM, and then leave so we can reach reach the alley by 8PM, and then bowl for 2hrs.

Below is a link to the Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/334700006718841/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm

If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball

Graduate Student Hanukah Social Event with Latkes!
Dec 8 all-day

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

Fried Fiesta for Festival of Lights
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

It’s Hanukkah! That means.. Fried Food.

It’s a frenzy, a fiesta, a fabulous, fantastic, freaking amazing FRIED FOOD EVENT!


Come and get your grub on, study for finals, or just hang out with your friends in the College Ave Student Center (i.e. RSC) MPR Room A (the Left side!) while eating some DELICIOUS fried food!

Celebrate The Festival of Lights with Rutgers Koach!

Meditation and Relaxation in the Jewish Tradition
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
JLIC Gentlemen’s Club (Men’s Chinese Food Shiur)
Dec 9 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
JLIC Women’s Shiur & Dinner
Dec 9 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 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

Last Day of Classes
Dec 10 all-day
Hanukkah in America
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sponsored by the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life

Dianne Ashton, Rowan University
Douglass Campus Center, 100 George Street, New Brunswick
Supported in part by the Sagner Family Foundation

Hanukkah is an American curiosity. It is the Jewish holiday best known by non-Jews, yet it is only a minor festival in Judaism. Most Jews think it has become important in America only as a way for Jewish parents to give their children a fun Jewish activity during the Christmas season. Yet, American Jews began magnifying Hanukkah long before Christmas trees and presents became widespread in the U.S. Why did Hanukkah become more important to American Jews than it is to Jews around the world? Dr. Ashton will explore this intriguing question during the talk about her new book,Hanukkah in America: A History.
Dianne Ashton is professor of Religion Studies and the former director of the American Studies program at Rowan University. She is also the editor of the scholarly journal,American Jewish History. The author of five books, Ashton’s newest volume, Hanukkah in America: A History, was published by New York University Press in 2013. Hanukkah is the rare case of a Jewish holiday that became more popular — and whose celebrations became more elaborate – among Jews living in the United States than it had been in Jewish history. Her new book explains what those elaborations have been, along with how and why they came to be.
Ashton’s earlier publications include the first modern biography of American Jewish education trailblazer, Rebecca Gratz(1997), and the widely read sourcebook, Four Centuries of Jewish Women’s Spirituality(1992), which was revised and expanded in 2009. Ashton has also published twenty six articles and delivered thirty five invited lectures and conference papers. Her research has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and the American Jewish Archives, among other institutions.

Beis Midrash Chavrusa Program
Dec 10 @ 8:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come learn some Torah in the Beis Medrash!

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