Weekly Hillel Newsletter
August 09, 2017
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What: Final Summer Sizzler
When: Friday 8/11 @5pm
Where: Hillel

It's the final summer sizzler of the year! And to help whet your appetite for schoolyear Shabbat dinners, it's on a Friday evening! Enjoy the last glimpses of summer with your Hillel family.
What: Hillel SV Book Club Meeting #4
When: Monday 8/14 @7pm
Where: Hillel

We finally finished the book! Come by to discuss the entirety of Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. As always, dinner will be served.

What: Move-In Shabbat Lunch
When: Saturday 8/19 @1pm
Where: Hillel

Are you a new Jewish student at SJSU? Take a break during move-in and bring your parents to a Shabbat lunch at Hillel! Located two blocks from campus, bring Jewish life to college students at five schools in the area. We'd love to meet you and your family, give you a tour of the house, and feed you a nice meal after settling into your new home.
What: SJSU Welcome Weeks
When: Monday Aug. 21 - Friday Sep. 1
Where: Hillel and SJSU Campus

Welcome back! We're celebrating the beginning of the school year with TWO WEEKS of amazing events!

*Monday August 21: Catch us tabling on SJSU's campus!
*Tuesday August 22: We'll be having our first Kosher Cookout of the year, a new monthly event where we bond over deicious food. Time and place TBD (hopefully AS BBQ Pits, 5pm)
*Wednesday August 23: It's our first Rosh Chodesh of the year! Ladies only! The first of the month is a traditionally women's holiday, so we've created a space for women at the Hillel House. Join us for mocktails at 6pm (44 S 11th Street)
*Thursday August 24: First Year Students at Hillel (FYSH) Mezuzah Making! Never been to Hillel before? Then this event is for you! We'll either be in CV2 or the SU (TBD) at 5pm learning about and painting mezuzot. And if you're a returning student, we'd love to see you as well!
*Friday August 25: WELCOME BACK SHABBAT! it's the night you've all been waiting for! Join us at the Hillel House at 7pm, dressed in your best and ready to enter the calming space of Shabbat.

*Monday August 28: It's another FYSH event! We'll be buying new students Yogurtland. Meet us there at 3pm for a sweet treat! If you're a returning student but you want free yogurt, bring a new Jewish student and we'll pay for you as well!
*Tuesday August 29: All of our SJSU Jewish Orgs will be tabling outside the dorms (time and exact place TBD). Meet representatives from AEPi, Spartans for Israel, the Jewish Student Union, the Rosh Chodesh Sisterhood, and Hillel!
*Wednesday August 30: FYSH Challah Baking! New Hillel students will get a chance to get aquainted with our house and kitchen through this braiding and baking event starting at 4pm. Returning students can feel free to show 'em how it's done!
*Thursday August 31: Hillel Happy Hour! Get together with the Jewish students of SJSU for a free drink and appetizers at 4pm at Gordon Biersch in downtown San Jose.
*Friday September 1: It's Greek Shabbat! Get to know the brothers of AEPi as they host a delicious home cooked Shabbat dinner. Starting at 7pm. Check out their page for details! A group can leave from Hillel at 6:45.

Educational Trips Educational
Know about a cool trip our students can take? 
Email Maya Jacobson at mjacobson@hillelsv.org
Multiculturalism and Nationhood:  
Poland Past and Present

Stanford Hillel is inviting a Hillel of Silicon Valley student to join with their Hillel students for a 7-day immersive program, participants will explore Poland's multicultural heritage and engage with its renascent democracy, which will allow them to better understand and connect with 21st Century Poland.

This interdisciplinary program will include workshops, walking tours, lectures, panel discussions with leading academics and scholars as well as communal representatives and cultural leaders, site visits, and the opportunity to meet Polish (and other!) peers and colleagues.

The inaugural trip is organized by Stanford Hillel in cooperation with the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland and is sponsored by the Taube Philanthropies.
Scholar-in-Residence:  Dr. Katherine Jolluck
Stanford Hillel Staff: Elana Thurston Milgrom
Dates:  September 10-17, 2017
Accommodation, ground transportation, tour educators, guides, special briefings, entrance fees and most meals are covered by the generous Taube grant.
Students are required to cover airfare, travel insurance, personal expenses and any travel or event not included in the program.

If you are interested, please contact Mitch Reitman, Assistant Director, Hillel of Silicon Valley at 408-775-7532 or mreitman@hillelsv.org for more information.

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: 
Aug. 25
Sep. 8, 15, 22
Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27
Nov. 3, 17
Dec. 1, 8
Jan. 19, 26
Feb. 9, 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23
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
In Search of Housing!

Hi! My name is Samuel. I am a recent UC Davis graduate with a degree in International Relations. I was born in Berkeley, CA, but grew up in Santa Cruz in the Jewish community at Temple Beth El. I will be starting an Americorps VISTA position in Menlo Park, for an organization called Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto at the end of August. I am a very considerate, clean, calm, and easy-going individual. I enjoy reading, backpacking, playing soccer, and traveling. I am looking to rent out a single room in a house or an apartment. Any leads or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! My phone number is 831-359-0023, and my email is samuelaudo@gmail.com
3 Rooms available!

Three rooms are available in a 4BR/3BA House located off 19th street.

Two of the rooms available are $850/mo +utilities each and they share a bathroom.

A larger room with a private bath is available at $1,100/mo +utilities.

It's a nice house with a big living room, family room, and kitchen. Includes washer and dryer, microwave, refrigerator, and backyard with outdoor furniture.

For more information, please text Liora Keller at liora.keller@gmail.com

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

Full Time Career Opportunity!

KAHAL is hiring a new Campus Operations Associate!!! Interested in working students studying abroad and changing the world?   Are you inspired facilitating transformational experiences for study abroad students throughout the world?!    Know an outstanding, passionate, and entrepreneurial leader looking to make a difference?  Spread the word and help KAHAL find their new Campus Operations Associate. Read the full job description here: www.kahalabroad.org/campusoperationsassociate

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