Weekly Hillel Newsletter
September 27, 2017
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Hillel Events Hillel
What: Weeks of Welcome at Santa Clara University
When: September 16-October 19
Where: Santa Clara

Welcome Back SCU! Hillel just doesn't feel complete until y'all are back! To new and returning students, we're excited to get to know and reconnect with you, so please join us at these events!

*Sunday September 16: Welcome Back Havdallah for students and parents (new students especially!)
*Friday September 22: Welcome Back Shabbat
*Wednesday September 27: Join us at Mission City Creamery at 4pm for a sweet treat paid for by Hillel!
*Wednesday October 4: Maya will be hanging out in Benson from 10-11am ready to buy you coffee and hang out! Stop by and say hey!
*Thursday October 19: Maya and JSU will be handing out free bagels on campus from 10-11am! Joing us for breakfast!
 
What: FYSH Sukkah Decorating
When: October 3 @5pm
Where: Hillel

New to Hillel? Get to know other First Year Students at Hillel at this pre-Sukkot event! We need your help to make our Sukkah beautiful, and you'll get to make new friends and eat yummy food in the process!

This event is only open to students who have not attended Hillel events in previous years.
 
What: Shakshuka in the Sukkah (Torah on Tap)
When: October 10 @6pm
Where: Hillel

This month's Torah on Tap is brunch themed! Oops I mean Sukkot themed. We'll be joined by R. Shaya from Chabad over shakshukah and mimosas.
 
Educational Trips Educational
Know about a cool trip our students can take? 
Email Maya Jacobson at mjacobson@hillelsv.org
MitzvahMitzvah Corner
DONATE TO TEAM HILLEL
JDRF One Walk for a world without Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)!

Our students are going to be walking 3 miles at Levi Stadium on October 8 in an effort to raise money for T1D research and efforts to help end the terrible autoimmune disease. If you would like to support our students with a donation or join our team, please click here.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Maya at mjacobson@hillelsv.org
Sponsor a Shabbat Dinner!

Shabbat Dinner is the cornerstone of Jewish life at Hillel of Silicon Valley, and we rely on the support of our wonderful community to provide Shabbat Dinner every Friday night to our five campuses. 

Available Dates: 
Oct. 27
Dec. 8, 15
March 16
Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18
June 1, 8

Cost is anywhere from $200-400 (depending on the menu). If you are interested, or have any questions, please contact our Assistant Director, Mitch Reitman, at mreitman@hillelsv.org. 
Got an old tablet you don't need? Hillel could use it!

E-mail Maya at mjacobson@hillelsv.org

Mentor a Student

We are looking for members of the community to help mentor our students - in career advice, for tutoring, and other fields. If you have networking opportunities; or are skilled in math, science, programming, engineering, writing, creating cover letters, or building resumes, please contact Maya at mjacobson@hillelsv.org. 
Internships, Jobs, and Volunteer Opportunities Internships
HILLEL INTERNS WANTED

Interested in helping Hillel of Silicon Valley? Want to have a chance to create great events, meet amazing people, and even make a little money? Apply to be an intern! We are hiring a variety of new interns for fall! For position descriptions, click here. To apply, click here.

If you have any questions, e-mail Maya Jacobson at mjacobson@hillelsv.org

Events In the Community Community
Interested in Attending A Synagogue for High Holy Day Services?
 
Many of the synagogues and institutions in the South Bay area welcome college students to attend their High Holy Day services at no cost. Please follow the links below and contact them directly for their student ticket policies  all the details and times of services.
Rosh Hashanah: Wednesday evening, September 20; Thursday, September 21; Friday, September 22
Yom Kippur: Friday evening, September 29;  Saturday, September 30
Bar Yohai Sephardic Minyan http://www.baryohai.com/
1030 Astoria Drive, Sunnyvale  94087   
 
Chabad of San Jose http://www.chabadsj.com/
15405 Los Gatos Blvd., Suite 204, Los Gatos  95032  408-358-5530
 
Congregation Am Echad www.amechad.org/
1504 Meridian Avenue, San Jose  95125  408-267-2591
 
26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022  650-493-4661
Congregation Beth David (Conservative) www.beth-david.org/calendar/main-calendar-2/
19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga  95070  408-257-3333
 
Congregation Emeth (Reform) http://emeth.net/worship/high-holy-days
17835 Monterey Street, Morgan Hill 95037  408-778-8200
 
Congregation Kol Emeth (Conservative)  www.kolemeth.org/calendar/
4175 Manuela Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306  (650) 948-7498
 
Congregation Shir Hadash (Reform) www.shirhadash.org/hhd
20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos, CA  95032  408-358-1751
 
Congregation Sinai (Conservative) sinai-sj.org/holidays-at-sinai/rosh-hashanah-and-yom-kippur
1532 Willowbrae Avenue, San Jose  95125  408-264-8542 
 
Temple Emanu-El (Reform) templesanjose.org/events/month?month=2017-09
1010 University Ave, San Jose, CA 95126  408-292-0939

South Bay Institute Speaker Series

This Jewish speaker series presents thought-provoking lectures on a variety of topics from September through May, at various locations around  the South Bay. Most lectures are free or low priced. Some of this year's topics include Jewish approaches to social change, searching for love and identity in the Holy Land, fibbing and why people lie, undercover surveillance of Nazis in Los Angeles, and more. For complete details, go to www.apjcc.org/southbayinstitute.
Have something you'd like to add to the newsletter? Email Maya Jacobson at mjacobson@hillelsv.org
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