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

Walking groups will be made to walk to the hospital and visit the Jewish patients before Shabbat. Meet at 43 Huntington (corner of Sicard and Huntington) at 1 pm to walk to St. Peters!
For more info or if you have any questions, text Becca Meiner (732 853 3688)!

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

Sep
5
Sat
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 Shmear
Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm

Come join Koach for a Saturday morning Shabbat lunch of bagels and cream cheese! This lovely spread will follow morning services, which will begin at 10.

Contact: Jaclyn Platt
Email: jaclynplatt123@gmail.com

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

Mesorah/Orthodox Mincha followed by Seudah Shlisheet
Sep 5 @ 6:55 pm – 6:55 pm
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

Sep
6
Sun
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

Sep
7
Mon
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!

Sep
8
Tue
Birthright Registration Opens today!
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

Imagine yourself:
*Floating in the Dead Sea
*Riding a camel through a desert landscape
*Hiking through beautiful green forests
*Exploring 5,000 year-old cities
*Exploring all streams of Judaism
*Learning about Israeli culture and history
*Visiting centuries -old marketplaces

*Walking through one of the high-tech capitals of the world
*Meeting peers from all different backgrounds

Contact: Liel Zahavi-Asa
Email: Liel@RutgersHillel.org

More Info: rutgershillel.org/birthright

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!

Ask Anything: Exploring Jewish Journeys with the Hillel Professionals! (Formerly Beyond Bagels)
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 8 @ 9:00 pm

“Ask Anything” is an opportunity to ask questions about the similarities and differences between various denominations in American Judaism.
We are currently in the Hebrew month of Elul, which is often seen as a time of introspection in preparation for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. In this spirit of reflection, this installment of “Ask Anything” will be an opportunity to hear from Hillel’s community staff members — Rabbi Reed (Conservative), Rabbi Frieberg (Orthodox) and Sarah Magida (Reform Educator) — about their Jewish identities and journeys.
We will begin with a moderated panel discussion, followed by small group discussions among students and staff. You will be able to ask questions, and reflect on your own Jewish journeys, including areas in which you may want to learn or grow more in the coming year. This will be a great opportunity to get to know Hillel staff members better, to gain more nuanced perspectives on Jewish denominations, and to think critically about where you stand along your own Jewish journey, in preparation for the new year. Can’t wait to see you there! 😀

Sep
9
Wed
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!

Sep
10
Thu
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

Sep
11
Fri
Hospital Visits to St. Peters!!!
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Walking groups will be made to walk to the hospital and visit the Jewish patients before Shabbat. Meet at 43 Huntington (corner of Sicard and Huntington) at 1 pm to walk to St. Peters!
For more info or if you have any questions, text Becca Meiner (732 853 3688)!

Shabbat Services
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm