Weekly Hillel Newsletter
November 29 , 2017

On Monday, over 130 people (students, faculty, advisers, and community members) attended the VIP reception for the grand opening of the exhibit People.Book.Land:                                                                                            "The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People with the Holy Land" 
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Hillel Events Hillel

Information for the exhibit at Santa Clara University
December 4-15 on the 2nd floor in the Undergraduate Library


Sephardic & Mizrahi Week
November 27th through the 30th
San Jose State University

An exhibit highlighting the Jewish experience in many of the Middle Eastern and North African countries.


Study & Snack for Finals!
December 6th
3 PM-11 PM
Hillel of Silicon Valley House

Hungry and need a place to study for finals? Come by Hillel SV from 3pm to 11pm on Wednesday December 6th to review and cram for your last tests of the year! While you're here, if you need a break from studying, you are more than welcome to hang out downstairs for games and relaxation!


                           Menorah Lighting at SJSU
December 12th
5:30 PM
Smith Carlos Lawn
Join us on December 12th at 5:30 on Smith Carlos Lawn to mark the beginning of Chanukah with the lighting of the Menorah. There will be food, music, giveaways, and a chance to win a prize via raffle.

Educational Trips Educational
Know about a cool trip our students can take? 
Email Ben Blechman at benblechman@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: 
Apr. 27
May 4, 18

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. 

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 Ben at benblechman@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 Ben Blechman at benblechman@hillelsv.org

JOB POSTING: Congregation Sinai USY Chapter Adviser

Congregation Sinai in San Jose, California is looking for a part-time adviser for its' high school student youth program, SJCUSY (San Jose City United Synagogue Youth). They are seeking an energetic and dedicated candidate with a background in the Conservative Movement, preferably with experience with USY.

Responsibilities include leadership training, communication/coordination , and administrative work. 

Ideal candidates should be Jewish, able to demonstrate good knowledge of Judaism and Jewish practice, have experience working with youth, and at least two years out of high school.

Please contact Fran Dordick at idocolors@gmail.com for more information 
Events In the Community Community


Do you know people with teens?  Invite them to the only high school conference of it's kind in North America - the Club Z Conference on Israel and Middle East, taking place in Silicon Valley on January 13*-15, 2018! The conference specifically focuses on Zionism, Arab-Israeli conflict as presented on college campus, thus preparing them for college before they get there.

ANY Jewish college student will tell you that knowing the facts about Israel is a top priority on campus! CAMERA, SSI, Hasbarah Fellowships and other leading campus groups will be leading hands on workshops and seminars and participants will walk away with skills and understanding of the Jewish story and be inspired to be proud Zionists!  

Have something you'd like to add to the newsletter? Email Ben Blechman  at benblechman@hillelsv.org
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