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May
1
Sun
Rutgers Tzedek League (Formerly Ben Azzai)
May 1 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
End of Year Banquet
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – May 1 @ 9:00 pm

Come and end the school year with Rutgers Hillel by enjoying a free dessert reception. All the student volunteers will be thanked for their help and seniors will get graduation cords!

Contact: Alex Hamilton
Email: amh259@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/580857342073722/

May
2
Mon
Last Day of Classes
May 2 all-day
Pre-Yom HaShoa – Holocaust Remembrance – Commemoration Event
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – May 2 @ 9:00 pm

To commemorate Yom HaShoa/Holocaust Remembrance Day, Bernard and Henry Schanzer, two local Holocaust survivors, will be sharing their stories. All are welcome.

Bernard and Henry Schanzer, identical twin brothers, were born on March 13, 1935 in Liege, Belgium. When the Germans invaded Belgium in May of 1940, the Schanzer family fled to France and settled in St. Etienne, a city in southern France.

In August of 1942, Bruno Schanzer, their father, was arrested by the French police and deported to Auschwitz, where he was killed. Bella Schanzer, their mother, managed to escape from being arrested and subsequently survived many life threatening situations. In the summer of 1942, Henry and Bernard, at the aged of 7, were separated from their parents and hidden in various places during the course of the Shoa (Holocaust). Their harrowing experience of survival with the help of two wonderful Christian ladies is a testament to their mother’s fortitude, the goodness of righteous gentiles among the nations and providential intervention.

After the war they were reunited with their mother who worked hard to rebuild the Schanzer family. In 1946 she emigrated to the US and made a new life for herself and her children.

Bernard, a neurologist practicing in Elizabeth NJ, and Henry Schanzer, an attorney in Edison NJ, are active members of their Jewish community. They are proud parents and grandparents and in Henry’s case great grandparent.

Funded by: RUSA Allocations Board, paid for by student fees.

This will be in preparation for Yom Hashoa, Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is May 4-5 this year.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1724889414443845/

MidKnight Breakfast! with Mesorah
May 2 @ 11:00 pm – 1:00 am
May
3
Tue
Reading Day
May 3 all-day
Smoothie Study Break
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – May 3 @ 9:00 pm

This is our bi-annual break from finals stress featuring smoothies and snacks!

Mimouna Celebration
May 3 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Mimouna is a colorful tradition of North African Jews with celebrate the end of Passover with music, dancing, and special food.

May
4
Wed
Reading Day
May 4 all-day
Reckoning with Post-Holocaust Anti-Semitism in Europe
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sponsored by the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life

Dr. Judaken will examine the development of the four key strands that define post-Holocaust Judeophobia in Europe: Holocaust denial, extreme Left anti-Zionism, Islamist Judeophobia, and anti-Israeli anti-racism. He will address the so-called “New Anti-Semitism,” as well as how anti-Jewish vitriol is framed by the punditocracy and how this often distorts our understanding of the reality on the ground.
Jonathan Judaken is the Spence L. Wilson Chair in the Humanities at Rhodes College in Memphis. His fields of interest include European cultural and intellectual history, Jews and Judaism, race and racism, existentialism, and post-Holocaust French philosophy.
He has produced a wide range of publications, including a book titled “Jean-Paul Sartre and the Jewish Question: Anti-antisemitism and the Politics of the French Intellectual” that examines the contexts in which philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre wrote about Jews and Judaism over the 20th century. One of Judaken’s edited volumes, “Naming Race, Naming Racisms,” examines critical stages in the evolution of the concept of “race” from the 18th century to the present and concludes with an interview with Princeton Professor Cornel West on black intellectuals in America today. His most recent publication is a co-edited volume (with Robert Bernasconi) titled, “Situating Existentialism: Key Texts in Context.”
Judaken is U.S. consulting editor for the Patterns of Prejudice journal and on the associate editorial board for the journal Critical Philosophy of Race. He has been a scholar in residence at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Judaken also hosts a monthly radio show on WKNO-FM, NPR for the Mid-South called “Counterpoint,” which highlights the ways academics and intellectuals are contributing to topical discussions and key public debates. He has held memberships in the Association for Jewish Studies, American Historical Association, American Academy of Religion, French Historical Studies and the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, among others.
Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Judaken holds a B.A. in philosophy from the University of California, San Diego and M.A. and Ph.D in history from University of California, Irvine.

More Info: http://bildnercenter.rutgers.edu/public-programs/contemporary-antisemitism-in-europe

May
5
Thu
First Day of Exams!
May 5 all-day
May
6
Fri
Mesorah Shabbat Services in the GSL
May 6 @ 6:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Reform & Conservative Shabbat Services
May 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Free Shabbat Dinner *in a NEW location*
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – May 6 @ 9:00 pm

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

End of Year Oneg with Mesorah!
May 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Before finals are upon us, destress a bit and come to a relaxing oneg!

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

May
7
Sat
Koach/Conservative services and lunch at Rabbi Reed’s house in Highland Park
May 7 @ 9:15 am – 9:15 am

Koach/Conservative community meets at 9:15am to walk to the Highland Park Conservative Temple for services and then to lunch at Rabbi Reed’s house.

For more information, or to RSVP for lunch,
contact Rabbi Esther Reed at rabbireed@rutgershillel.org

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

Mesorah/Orthodox Shabbat Morning Services
May 7 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am

Join Mesorah for Shachrit and Mussaf every week, followed by Kiddush!

Rabbi Frieberg’s Class
May 7 @ 11:30 am – 11:30 am

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

Shabbat lunch at the Friebergs (sponsored by OU-JLIC)
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ice Cream & Havdalah!
May 7 @ 9:00 pm – 9:00 am

Sponsored by Masorti on Campus

Contact: Michal Karlin
Email: mek97@ymail.com

May
11
Wed
Last Day of Exams
May 11 all-day
May
15
Sun
University Commencement
May 15 all-day