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This Week in WFU Jewish Life & Hillel
August 15, 2022
Can't wait to see you and have you see the updated Hillel Lounge!
You will be able to swipe in again after the first day of class, and enjoy beverages and snacks whenever you visit or study there.
New Jewish Families Orientation
Lunch Reception

Thursday, August 18 from 12 - 1:15 pm. Benson 3rd Floor Lobby
A chance for new Jewish families to meet each other, Jewish WFU, nosh & schmooze
First Year 
Ice Cream Social

Sunday, August 21 at 12:30 pm in the
Hillel Lounge. Collins A001
Meet your first year friends!
Students only, sorry parents!  
Religious Life Open House
Sunday, August 21 from 3-5 pm in the Green, Reynolda Hall first floor
Meet Hillel and Chabad peeps 
First Shabbat dinner of Fall Term
Friday, Aug 26 at 5:30 pm, Hillel Lounge
The food is a fan favorite… trust us!
Your WFU Hillel & Jewish Life Contacts
Ella Sadikman, WFU 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 
Click here to donate to our Hillel and support the Jewish future
Gail's office, Benson 321, is always open, so say hello!

Gail is available for pastoral care, Jewish information, or a shoulder to lean on.
here to schedule an appointment

Or just stop by!

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!
Contact Amit
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. 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 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. 
Judaism & Islam Lunch & Learn resumes September 1st!  Register!

Join us as 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 

Last chance to complete our Spring Jewish Life Survey!
Thank you for answering this brief survey about Jewish Life on WFU campus.  It is anonymous and for everyone - we want your feedback even if you never attended any events or even if you are not Jewish. 
This whole survey is on one page and it should take you between 2 and 10 minutes to complete.  Thank you!
Erin Schrode, Guest Speaker
Tuesday, Sept 20 at 7:30 pm in Wait Chapel
Hate (and Antisemitism) on campus, and 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 here
Other Jewish Connections 
AEPi, Jewishly-rooted fraternity
Alex Lambert, Student President
SSI, Students Supporting Israel
Chloe Mazo & Cameron Golub, Co-Prezes. 
Chabad @ WFU. 121 Idlewilde Drive
Rabbi Levi & Shaina Gurevitz, Chabad
Braden Strackman, Student President

Temple Emanuel, W-S
Rabbi Charlie. Info here and here. 
L'Dor V'Dor Maven.
Regina L
Photos from MazalWAKE
First Day of MazalWAKE, the WFU Jewish Pre-Orientation, run by our amazing student leaders, Ella and Sydney G
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 19 is National Potato Day!

Click here for latkes (potato pancakes) 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
JELF LOAN. 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. 
Director, Jewish Family Services of Greensboro, NC
Contact Gail for more info
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