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Fall 2022, Week 3
WFU Jewish Life & Hillel

September 5, 2022

Challah  Grab-and-Go  Shabbat 

Friday, Sept. 9 at 5:30 pm, on Hearn Plaza (Upper Quad)
Grab a Challah for your Friday night on the Quad! Simple and easy.
What’s not to love?
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 help you explore the tradition on your own terms,  Jewishly. Thursdays at 6 pm with dinner.
$180 stipend upon completion of the series.
JLF Application is here.

Enjoy the Hillel Lounge! 

The Hillel lounge is a great place to study, relax, grab snacks, hangout with friends, and more! 
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! Check out our NEW couch and beanbag chairs! Even more updates coming soon:)
Click here to donate to our Hillel and support the Jewish future
Previously @ Hillel

Krispy Kreme Shabbat!

Enjoyed the nice weather on the Quad with some friends!
 Fun fact: Krispy Kreme Donuts was founded HERE in Winston-Salem on July 13, 1937!
Your WFU Hillel & Jewish Life Contacts

Wake Forest University Hillel
The WFU Hillel Board

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 
Gail                                                    Amit
Let's party...
or chat, with Gail! 
 Gail is available for info, advice, and/ or hugs! Click here to schedule an appointment or stop by Benson 321. 
Also available for walks.
Standing out in a crowd is 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 Events

Student Involvement Fair
Sept 6. 3:30 - 6 pm. Poteat Field

Stop by and say “Hi!” to the WFU Jewish student orgs on campus,
along with 200+ other WFU student organizations, campus departments, and community partners! 

Judaism & Islam Lunch & Learn. Thursdays at noon!  Register!

Join us as we explore, share, compare, and discuss various aspects of Judaism and Islam. 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 needed. 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 (& Antisemitism) on College Campuses
 “How I was trolled when I ran for congress”

RSVP & Attend for Loot Link Credit

Co- Sponsored By: WFU Jewish Life, Hillel, Program for Leadership and Character, Office of the Chaplain, Middle East & South Asia Program (MESAS), Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), Department for the Study of Religions, School of Divinity, WFU Chapel, Student Activity Fee (SAF), Temple Emanuel, Greensboro Jewish Federation
Global Food Tabling Station

Wed, September 2111:30 - 1:30 pm in the PIT. For Rosh Hashanah's Tabling session, WFU Hillel is hosting and we will have Kosher Brisket and Honey Cake.  

Contact Ally W to volunteer to serve the food, talk about your Jewish experiences on campus, share about Hillel, or explain about Rosh Hashanah to the people who come to the GFTS  table. 
High Holidays offerings are
on and off campus
  • Services organized by WFU Hillel (will be in the afternoon)
  • Services and meals at WFU Chabad (most days &  evenings)
  • Services at Temple Emanuel (Reform) (arranging carpools) 
  • Services at Beth David Synagogue (in Greensboro- Conservative) (contact their office and bring your student id)
More info soon!

Read here for the policy of religious holidays and missing class!
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 Jewish Life and Hillel Events Calendar here
Jewish Holiday Calendar for 2022 here

Interfaith Calendar for 2022 here

Unique & Special September 2022 Holidays here
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)

Global Food Table Stations resume THIS WEEK!
Wednesday, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the PIT!

GFC Recipe of the Week
September 9th is National “I love food” Day!

Click here for a quick, easy, and kosher London Broil  Marinade 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
Temple Emanuel is Hiring!

Temple Emanuel Religious School is looking for a Pre-K teacher’s assistant for the next year! Please send Becky DePalma a resume and cover letter if interested!
(Compensation depends on experience level)
       - be patient with 3 & 4 year-old children 
       - guide students in activities safely 
       - follow Religious School Culture Covenant 

Temple Emanuel Religious school is also looking for a teen Madrichim for the upcoming school year! Please apply here to help!  Applications open for 8th - 12th graders (If you are a returning madrich/a, please fill out this form!)

Apply by September 30

JELF provides no interest loans to Jewish students who demonstrate need for their higher education, which includes undergrad, graduate, vocational or technical school. 

Apply at
Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker!

Sunday, September 11 • 4 pm - 5:30 pm • Clemmons Islamic Center
Info and RSVP here

Wellbeing Coaching Program
The Office of Wellbeing is NOW enrolling for their Wellbeing Coaching Program, a free opportunity for students, staff, and faculty!

Work one-on-one with a certified coach to identify health and goals. Then, co-create a plan to achieve them!

-Sessions are bi-weekly for the semester or on a drop-in basis (various times available). Begins the weeks of 9/12 and 9/19 (virtual and in-person options available. )

Learn more and register here
Graduate and Professional Student Opportunity 
Eco-Justice Graduate Cohort

How can we live good, rich lives in the face of the climate crisis and its attendant environmental injustices? 
Attending FOUR sessions gives participants access to a community environmental justice mini-grant of up to $1000.
Click here for more details or email Elizabeth Whiting Pierce!


Affinity Experience

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to invite you to the Fall 2022
Everyone is welcome, member or ally! 

1. Hold community space for underrepresented faculty and staff within our community 
2. Link underrepresented faculty, staff, and allies to affinity groups and resources on campus
3. Create a sense of belonging and community among underrepresented faculty and staff

Want to join us? Please complete this registration
Questions? Contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion!


OWLS Event

Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success


Check out undergraduate tutoring resources here: Find a Tutor

Save the Date: Oct 24-28, 2022
Academic Resources Awareness Week

Join us for our monthly OWLS Events

Inclusive Excellence

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is hosting virtual “Inclusive Excellence for Leaders” workshops for student and department leaders.
Intended for leaders and those responsible for leading diversity, inclusion, and equity within their organizations/departments using R.I.D.E framework. 

Register here for faculty/staff and here for students! (You will receive an email confirmation as well as link for workshop)

Have questions? Email us!

Mantra for the Week 
By Sofia Trujillo, Newsletter Editor 

“Whatever makes you uncomfortable is your biggest opportunity
for growth .”

-Bryant H. McGill

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 — and smile extra!
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