Weekly Hillel Newsletter
September 6, 2017
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What: Lunch and Learn
When: September 7 @12pm
Where: Hillel

The Jewish High Holidays are coming up! We're going to be doing a lot of events to celebrate, but make sure you're prepared with a good amount of background info! Come to this Lunch and Learn to find out about the basics of High Holidays
What: Coffee on Campus
When: September 13 @2pm
Where: Student Union Starbucks, SJSU

We'll be at Starbucks on campus from 2-3pm buying you all drinks and hanging out!
What: Torah on Tap
When: September 14 @6pm
Where: Hillel

We'll be talking about Teshuvah in a digital age!

Discuss with us and Rabbi Berkenwald while sipping on a honey wheat beer or apple cider.

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: Jew Year Party
When: September 19 @5pm
Where: Hillel

Hillel is having a house party for the new year! Bob for apples, learn how to blow a shofar, and countdown to sundown! (Yes, it's a day early, but we're practicing for the real start of Rosh Hashana!)
What: Kosher Cookout
When: September 26 @6pm
Where: Hillel

Join us for our second Kosher Cookout!
Educational Trips Educational
Know about a cool trip our students can take? 
Email Maya Jacobson at mjacobson@hillelsv.org
MitzvahMitzvah Corner
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. 6, 13, 27
Dec. 8, 15
Feb. 23
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. 
Hillel of Silicon Valley Students need hospitality for High Holy Day Meals
Do you have room at your Yom Tov meal table for one or more students?  Is so, please contact Mitch Reitman, Assistant Director, at 408-775-7532 or mreitman@hillelsv.org.

Please let us know which meal(s) that you welcome a Hillel student to join with your family:
Erev Rosh Hashana dinner-September 20
Rosh Hashana lunch-September 21
Erev Yom Kippur dinner-September 29
Yom Kippur Break the Fast-September 30
Please let us know how many students you can accommodate, where your home is, if your home is Kosher or not, if you can accommodate any special dietary needs, if they can join you at your synagogue worship service, etc.  Thank you in advance for your hospitality!
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

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

Join ISRAEL21c as a Digital Ambassador

Since its founding in 2001, ISRAEL21c has become synonymous with reliable, thoughtfully-written, and meticulously researched content for individuals, organizations, associations, news services, bloggers, and businesses in more than 230 countries.

In January 2014, ISRAEL21c launched the Digital Ambassador Program to give young adults the ability to do something for Israel that is interesting, informative, and self-propelled.

We are pleased to announce open recruitment for our upcoming cohort of Digital Ambassadors! Participants become members of a strategic communications team, learning unique and valuable professional skills in fields like digital strategy, social media management, and public relations.

Each Ambassador uses social media to promote ISRAEL21c's apolitical stories, videos and infographics that shed light on Israel's wide-ranging contributions to humanity, its rich and diverse culture, and its democratic civil society. Ambassadors are paid and trained.

For more information about the program and how to apply, please contact Ari Feinstein, the Outreach and Engagement Coordinator of the program, at ari@israel21c.org.

To apply, email Fran Dordick at  idocolors@gmail.com.
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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