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Aug
30
Sun
OU-JLIC Welcome Back Fiesta @ Friebergs’!
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 30 @ 9:00 pm

Come and reunite with old friends and welcome the new Freshman Class after the summer for an awesome Fiesta Themed Party at the Friebergs’ House! Emunah and Rina can’t wait for you all to be back in town! MIncha and Maariv will take place at their home.

Contact: Sara Frieberg
Email: sarafrieberg@gmail.com

Aug
31
Mon
Hillel’s Welcome BBQ & Jewish Activities Fair!
Aug 31 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

New and returning students are invited to stop by for a FREE BBQ!

Learn about ways to get involved with Jewish activities on campus.

Enjoy FREE cotton candy, popcorn, kosher burgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers!

Contact: Rabbi Esther Reed
Email: RabbiReed@RutgersHillel.org
Phone: 732-545-2407

Sep
1
Tue
First Day of Classes!
Sep 1 all-day
Sep
2
Wed
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?

Sep
3
Thu
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 an outside speaker on a Jewish Topic followed by open Study With A Buddy!

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

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

Sep
4
Fri
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

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
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 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Come and Enjoy a delicious dinner before the beginning of Slicot and play some games, like Human Bingo!

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

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

Sep
6
Sun
Freshmen Bagel Break
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Come and enjoy a Bagel Brunch with Ice Breakers and meet your fellow freshmen!

There will be bagels with various spreads along with tomatoes and onions to put on your sandwiches.

Sponsored by Rutgers Mesorah, the Orthodox Community at Rutgers Hillel!
(Potentially co-Sponsored with other religious communities)

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

Sep
7
Mon
Involvement Fair
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ice Cream Social with Reform
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 7 @ 9:00 pm

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

Sep
8
Tue
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!

Sep
10
Thu
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

Mesorah Student’s Turn Shiur 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
9
Wed
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!