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Freshmen Welcome Event: Cupcake Wars
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Calling all Freshmen! Come out to Hillel and get to know your fellow first years, as well as all that Hillel can offer. Of course, it’s no fun unless we make it a little competitive… Cupcakes Galore, but who will decorate the best one?

Coffee Break: Iran Deal Discussion
Sep 2 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 am
Chicken Soup for Hospice
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 3 @ 10:00 pm
Mesorah Mishmar Followed by Study With Buddy
Sep 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come and learn from Sara Frieberg this week followed by Open Beit Midrash/Study With A Buddy!

Learning will be accompanied by tea and coffee and assorted snacks!

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

Hospital Visits to St. Peters!!!
Sep 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

More details TBD. Walking groups will be made to walk to the hospital and visit the Jewish patients before Shabbat.

Welcome Week Block Party
Sep 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free Rita’s Ice
DJ Akademiks
Multicultural Involvement Fair (come see the Rutgers Hillel table!)
Mural Painting with Artist Leon Rainbow

Rain location: Livingston Student Center Multipurpose Room

Sponsored by:
The Paul Robeson Cultural Center
The Center for Latino Arts and Culture
The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities
The Asian American Cultural Center

More Info: culturalcollaborative.rutgers.edu

Shabbat Services
Sep 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Free Shabbat Dinner
Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 4 @ 9:00 pm

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

Shabbat Oneg
Sep 4 @ 9:15 pm – 10:00 pm

Come to Hillel after dinner for an amazing shabbat oneg! Play board games, eat snacks, and meet new people! Welcome back!

Contact: Peter Kharmandarian
Email: bk320@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
Phone: 201-615-3877

Contact: Evan Finkelstein
Email: evan.finkelstein@rutgers.edu
Phone: 4842387795

Mesorah/Orthodox Shabbat Morning Services
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Conservative Shabbat Services
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Guest Shiur by Reb Josh Blachorsky
Sep 5 @ 11:30 am – 11:30 am

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

Shabbat lunch at the Friebergs (sponsored by OU-JLIC)
Sep 5 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm

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

Contact: Sara Frieberg
Email: sara@rutgershillel.org

Pre-Slichot Melave Malka
Sep 5 @ 11:30 pm – 1:00 am

Before the start of slicot, join us for a kumsitz starting at 11:30, followed by some food, and then a shiur by Rabbi Frieberg. Slichot will be at approx. 12:55.

Sponsored by Rutgers Mesorah, the Orthodox community at Rutgers Hillel!

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

Freshmen Dorm Decoration
Sep 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come and make some decorations for your new dorm room!
Parve snacks will be provided.

Sponsored by Rutgers Mesorah, the Orthodox Community at Rutgers Hillel!

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

Involvement Fair
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come look for the Hillel table at the Rutgers University Involvement Fair!

Ice Cream Social with Reform
Sep 7 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Nothing says “Welcome Back” better than ice cream! Join the Reform Community and bring new friends!

Birthright Bash
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Hillel for our winter registration Birthright Bash!
*Hear more about our Rutger’s Birthright trip
*Meet Birthright and Israel staff
*Get FREE Israel swag
*Take pictures at our Birthright Photobooth
*Meet other students interested in Birthright
*Rock out to Israeli music
*There will be ICE CREAM!

Beyond Bagels: Meet the Hillel Rabbis!
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 8 @ 9:00 pm

Learn about commonalities between various Jewish denominations, beyond (just) a common affinity for bagels! This installment in the ongoing Beyond Bagels series will be an opportunity to meet the rabbis on Hillel’s staff: Rabbi Reed (Conservative), Rabbi Frieberg (Orthodox) and the new reform staff person, and ask them any questions you have about the denominations with which they identify. It will be a moderated panel discussion with questions for the panelists to start the conversation, followed by small group discussions which will engage all attendees. This will be a great opportunity for new students to meet some of the Hillel staff, older students to get to know them better, and for all to gain a more nuanced perspective on similarities and differences between the 3 major American Jewish denominations. Bagels will be provided!

Challah Baking!!
Sep 10 all-day

Come and bake challah with your shabbat chairs and challah expert Rabbi Reed!

Contact: Peter Kharmandarian
Email: bk320@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
Phone: 201-615-3877

Contact: Evan Finkelstein
Email: evan.finkelstein@rutgers.edu
Phone: 4842387795

Topping Out Ceremony
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Traditional celebration for the erection of the last structural beam on a construction site.

Come celebrate this milestone with the Rutgers Hillel family!

Sign your name on a beam!

RSVP to Barbara Cohen: BarbaraC@RutgersHillel.org by 9/4

Contact: Barbara Cohen
Email: barbarac@rutgershillel.org

Everything Apples
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 10 @ 8:30 pm

Come join Koach for a Rosh Hashanah celebration! Enjoy yummy apple treats and fun games of Apples to Apples

(Rain Location: First floor of Hillel)

Contact: Jaclyn Platt
Email: jaclynplatt123@gmail.com

Mesorah Mishmar with Rabbi Frieberg: Kashrut 101 – a Practical Overview, followed by Study With a Buddy! (SWAB)
Sep 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come and learn with Rutgers Mesorah! First hour will be a student lead shir, second hour will be open Beit Midrash time, so come and Study With a Buddy!

All learning will be accompanied by Hot Beverages and Assorted Snacks!

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

Coffee Break: Topic TBA on Facebook Event
Sep 9 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Planting With Apples and Honey!
Sep 9 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Come hangout, plant a flower for your dorm/house, and prepare for Rosh Hashana with some delicious apples and honey!