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Purim Services, Megilla Readings, and other festivities!
Mar 4 @ 5:20 pm – Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm

Orthodox Community: 5:20 mincha, 6:20 maariv, 6:33 earliest time to read megilla
Located in Student Activities Center Raritan River Lounge

Conservative & Reform Communities: 6pm
Located in Hillel, first floor for Reform, second floor for Conservative

Dress to Impress: Purim Extravaganza 2015
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Have you been staring at that tiara in your closet for months wishing that you could be a princess every day?

Guess what?! Now is the time you can wear it!! Even take a pic sporting it in our awesome PHOTOBOOTH!!

Break out your best costumes for a chance at some INCREDIBLE prizes especially for us poor college students.

The GRAND Costume contest will feature:

–Single costume prize of a $200 visa gift card
–Doubles prize for $100 to a kosher restaurant of your choice
–Group prize is 5 tickets to six flags great adventure including parking

The judges are some of Hillel’s finest and they will remain anonymous, ‘cuz we trust you about as much as a fox in a hen house.
Speaking of hens- there won’t be any at the event, but there will be mountains of bagels!!

Be there or be square!

Late Megillah Reading
Mar 4 @ 10:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Shacharit and Megillah Reading
Mar 5 @ 7:45 am – 9:00 am
Women’s Megillah Reading
Mar 5 @ 8:30 am – 8:30 am
Purim with the Patients
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

We will deliver mishloach manot to the patients in the hospital!

Mar 5 @ 12:40 pm – 12:40 pm
Late Megillah Reading
Mar 5 @ 1:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Neil Lazarus Seminar on Israel Advocacy
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hospital Visitation
Mar 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Conservative and Reform Shabbat Services in NEW LOCATIONS
Mar 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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

Orthodox Mincha, Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv
Mar 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Free *PINK SHABBAT* Shabbat Dinner
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm

Join us for Free with RU-ID Shabbat dinner

Contact: Laura Leichtman
Email: laura.leichtman@rutgers.edu

Board Game Shabbat Oneg
Mar 6 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Orthodox Morning Services
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Lecture by Scholar in Residence Rabbi Dr. Michael Kurin
Mar 7 @ 11:30 am – 11:30 am

Rabbi Kurin will be speaking after Kiddush. The Shiur title is “Abortion in Halacha: an Intercontinental Battle”

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

Shabbat lunch at the Friebergs (sponsored by OU-JLIC)
Mar 7 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm

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

Contact: Sara Frieberg
Email: sara@rutgershillel.org

Shabbating, Snacking, Studying, Singing
Mar 7 @ 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm

A little Torah study, a little mid-day snack, a little singing to celebrate the end of Shabbat.

Sponsored by Reform.

Mesorah Mincha followed by Seudah Shlisheet
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:50 pm
Rita Live: Up close & intimate
Mar 7 @ 8:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Rita brings her unique message of peace and understanding through music to Rutgers University. She immigrated to Israel from Iran as a young girl, and maintains deep roots to her Persian heritage. Her breakthrough album My Joys features songs in Farsi and turned gold in Israel in two months. It is widely reported to have become an underground hit in Iran, where most Western music has been banned. According to BBC, the album serves as “a message of peace between Iran and Israel.” Rita has filled concert venues in the United States, been featured in Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal, and performed for President Obama and the United Nations among other prominent audiences.
To purchase tickets visit: https://ritaconcert.eventbrite.com

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

More Info: https://ritaconcert.eventbrite.com

Purim Party with Yachad Members (Peers with Special Needs)
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Yachad is a global organization dedicated to addressing the needs of all Jewish individuals with disabilities and ensuring their inclusion in every aspect of Jewish life.

Hillel will be joining with Yachad members to enjoy a Purim themed party with dancing, arts and crafts, snacks, and more!

Contact Sara Goldberg (sarag51@yahoo.com) for more information!

Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm

Looking for a fun way to chill out after a long Purim weekend with some yummy desserts and coffee? Well, if you’re looking for some entertainment on March 8th, or think you can BE the entertainment, then message one of the hosts right away so we can put you on the schedule! 7 minute blocks each and you can do anything from read poetry, to play a song on a guitar, to a magic trick! Surprise us!
This event is fully supported by Rutgers Chabad, Rutgers Jewish Experience, and Rutgers Hillel!

Contact: Shira Rosenblum
Email: shira.rosenblum@gmail.com

Graduate Hillel Purim Party
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 8 @ 9:00 pm
Lecture and Dinner with Zvika Klein- Israeli Journalist
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm

Zvika Klein, the Israeli Journalist who walked around Paris for the day and whose video went viral, is coming to speak at Rutgers about anti-semitism and Zionism today.

The event will be sponsored by the Religious Zionist Slate running in the World Zionist Congress elections.