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Fall 2022, Week 1
WFU Jewish Life & Hillel

August 22, 2022

Cugino Forno Shabbat 

First Shabbat dinner of Fall Term!

Friday, Aug. 26 at 5:30 pm, at Hillel Lounge in Collins.

We are bringing back a fan favorite shabbat you won’t want to miss!

Why We Love the Hillel

The Hillel lounge is a great place to study, relax, grab snacks, hangout with friends, and more! So many of Hillel’s events are located in the lounge. 

Where is it? Collins Basement!  Room A001
- Enter through the back door (across from the basketball courts, or down the stairwell on your right when entering Collins’ front entrance)

Renovations in progress! Updated pictures coming soon! 
Previously @ Hillel

Mazal Wake Pre-Orientation

SO many activities such as dinner with Dean Goldstein, playing board games, relaxing on our NEW bean bags, and visiting Temple Emanuel and meeting Rabbi Charlie and the Mavens!

New Jewish Family Reception 

We had so much fun meeting all of our new Jewish Deacs and their families!

Click here to see all the photos from the reception! 

Freshmen Ice Cream Social! 

Our first freshmen event was a success! Thanks to all who came and got a sweet treat!
Your WFU Hillel & Jewish Life Contacts

Ella SadikmanWFU Hillel President
Grace Peters, Vice President
Eliana Horowitz, Secretary
Sophie Kotlove, Treasurer
Andrew Orfaly, Religion & Education Chair
Franz Stolpen, Programming & Outreach Chair
Sofia Trujilo, Marketing Chair
Read the Hillel Board Bios here!

Amit, Triad Hillels Israel Fellow
Dr. Megan Regan, Hillel Faculty Advisor 
Dr. Gail Bretan, Hillel Director and 
    WFU Associate Chaplain for Jewi
sh Life 
Click here to donate to our Hillel and support the Jewish future
Gail is working remotely this week - feeling better daily! 
 Gail is available for pastoral care, Jewish information, or a shoulder to lean on.
Click here to schedule an appointment

Thank you for all the get well emails!
Enjoy a free coffee with Amit, our Hillel Israel Fellow
Interested in a summer internship or trip to Israel? Looking for more learning opportunities? Meet Amit for coffee on campus - the coffee is on us!
Jewish Community Updates

Kol Yisrael

Kol Yisrael: pluralism is a six-week learning cohort about the big questions facing contemporary Israel(is). Together we'll spark meaningful discussions about why Israelis who disagree with each other have compelling reasons to do so. Students will receive a $150 stipend upon completion of the cohort. The registration link is: Kol Yisrael Pluralism application 

Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF)

JLF provides a semester of intellectual and experiential cohort learning for students looking to deepen their understanding of Judaism. This semester we are offering "Life's Big Questions." We make no claims about the “right” way to practice or not to practice Judaism. Our job is to help you explore the tradition in a safe space, and find your own place, on your terms, Jewishly. Thursdays at 6 pm with dinner.
$180 stipend upon completion of the series.
JLF Application is here.

Global Food Committee

Wednesday, August 24 at 2 pm in Chaplain's Lounge. Reynolda Hall 10. Everyone welcome. Bring your ideas to share with the committee & dining services. GFC was created in 2014 by the WFU Jewish Community. Visit us on THE LINK.

Global Food Tabling Station

Wed, September 21, 11:30 - 1:30 pm in the PIT. For Rosh Hashanah's Tabling session, WFU Hillel is hosting and we will have Kosher Brisket and Honey CakeContact Ally W to volunteer to serve the food, talk about your Jewish experiences on campus, share about Hillel, or explain about Rosh Hashanah. 
Judaism & Islam Lunch & Learn resumes September 1st!  Register!

Join us as we explore, share, compare, and discuss various aspects of Judaism and Islam. These sessions are open to the ENTIRE WFU and W-S/ Triad communities. Each session is self-contained, and no experience or knowledge about Judaism or Islam is required to join us. THIS IS A VIRTUAL GATHERING! Register here
For more info, contact Gail or Naijla 

Erin Schrode, Guest Speaker

Tuesday, Sept 20 at 7:30 pm in Wait Chapel
Hate (and Antisemitism) on College Campuses
 “How I was trolled when I ran for congress”

High Holidays offering are
on and off campus
  • Services organized by WFU Hillel
  • Services at WFU Chabad
  • Services at Temple Emanuel (Reform)
  • Services at Beth David Synagogue (in Greensboro- Conservative)
More info in the coming weeks!


WFU Jewish Life and Hillel Events Calendar here
Jewish Holiday Calendar for 2022 here

Interfaith Calendar for 2022 here
Unique & Special August 2022 Holidays
Other Jewish Connections 
AEPi, Jewishly-rooted fraternity
Alex Lambert, Student President
SSI, Students Supporting Israel
Chloe Mazo & Cameron Golub, Co-Prezes. 
Chabad @ WFU121 Idlewilde Dr
Rabbi Levi & Shaina Gurevitz, Chabad
Braden Strackman, Student President

Delicious Shabbat dinner every Friday at 7 pm

Temple Emanuel, W-S
Rabbi Charlie. Info here and here. 
L'Dor V'Dor Maven. Bobby Stern

Students welcome anytime!
WFU Global Food Committee (GFC)
WFU Global Food Committee (GFC) & Food Collaboration Committee (FCC) share our diverse cultural and religious holidays, celebrations, and heritages as expressed through food. 
(Founded by WFU Jewish Life & Hillel in 2014)
GFC mtg is on Aug 24 at 2 pm in Chaplain's Lounge, Reynolda 10

Global Food Table Stations resume on Wed, September 7

GFC Recipe of the Week
August 24 is National Peach Pie Day!

Click here for a kosher Vanilla Peach Pie recipe!
GFC is collaboration between the Global Food Committee of the Office of the Chaplain, the Food Collaboration Committee, Harvest Table Culinary Group, and 21 different offices/ departments/ student groups.
Other Community Events & News
Apply by September 30

Interest Free Loans for Jewish Students In Need.
Apply at

Women's Joint Opening Event
Featuring Dr. Leah Katz
Sunday, August 28 • 11 a.m. • Beth David Synagogue in Greensboro
Info here
Jewish students can attend for free thanks to a local donor. Contact Gail for more info.  
A Little about Me… the New Editor! 

I’m Sofia Trujillo, a sophomore from Scottsdale, Arizona! I am so honored to be the new editor for the Jewish e-newsletter!

Here’s some fun facts about me!
-I am an art student, who enjoys painting and sculpture. 
- I LOVE to travel. My bucket list includes swimming in Antarctica, seeing the Moai Statues on Easter Island, scuba diving a ship wreck, saving sea turtles, and more! 
-My spirit animal is the Hawaiian green sea turtle. 
-In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, spending time with my friends, going on road trips, making spontaneous memories, watching movies… and that’s the short list! 
-I am Hispanic, my dad is from Colombia! (Yay rice and beans for Passover). 
-Three words to describe me: energetic! passionate! loving!

To provide any feedback on our e-newsletter, please contact me, Sofia, or hit the reply button, and share your comments. Don’t be shy! Thank you so much! 
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