April 27, 2020
Your weekly virtual Hillel and HFI updates!
Don't know what to do with all your time stuck at home? Join UConn Hillel and Huskies for Israel for some fun virtual programming!
Hillel News
Senior Banquet!
Join us in celebrating the Class of 2020 on Friday, May 1 @6pm!

***If you have pictures with any members of the Hillel Class of 2020, please email them to ryan.murace@uconn.edu***

Virtual Shabbat 5/1
Use the following link to connect with your UConn Hillel community and light Shabbat candles together at 7pm!

We made a special way to show some love to our Class of 2020! Keep an eye on your inbox for an email titled " UConn Hillel Graduation Greetings Project " to participate in this fun campaign for our seniors!
Senior Spotlights

ATTENTION SENIORS: Please take a moment to fill out this form so we can honor you for being a part of the Hillel community!

Virtual Coffee Dates

Missing our staff members? Bored at home and want some to chat with? Sign up for a virtual coffee date with Jacqui and Tom!

Jacqui: Email

Yom Hazikaron Zoom Meeting
Join UConn Hillel and Huskies for Israel for a Yom Hazikaron Zoom meeting on Monday, April 27 @ 8pm!

Meeting ID: 942 6198 6960
Password: israel

Also, check out this link from the Baltimore Israel Coalition for lots more events!
Huskies for Israel News
Social Media
Sign up for daily fun activities and content on HFI social media accounts:

"Learn Israeli With Your Favorite Israel Fellow"
Sign up for a coffee date with Tom to practice your Hebrew 1 on 1!

Get an Israeli Pen Pal!
Want an Israeli penpal your age? Then SIACH is for you! SIACH (Students from Israel and America CHat) pairs up Jewish Americans and Israelis as penpals to create strong and long term relationships.

So what do you need to do?
Just fill out a quick form with your preferences and interests! click here  You will then be matched up with an Israeli and be required to speak to them at minimum once a week and join the Facebook group of the project, which will provide you with suggested topics every other week to help your conversation going. Netta, the president, will reach out once in a while to check in and see how things are going but the project is mainly to faciliate chatting with an Israeli. For questions reach out to Netta at:  siach.international@gmail.com
Virtual Jewish and Israeli Resources
Featured Event of the Week!
Pam Schuller
Join Temple Sholom for an incredible speaker!

"As a teen, Pamela had the worst-diagnosed case of Tourettes in the country, a touch of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and a whole lot of pent-up anger. She spent years depressed, suicidal, and wishing her differences away. Over time, she started looking at her life differently and turned her obstacles and challenges into the very fuel that propels her.
Now an internationally known disability and mental health advocate and professional stand-up comedian, Pamela’s stories of growing up in a body she had no control over are engaging, powerful, a little bit heart-wrenching, and unapologetically funny."

Meeting ID: 363 037 615
For hours of individualized interactive Israeli content, make sure to check out iKonnect. iKonnect is a free website that is designed to encourage engagement with Israel by giving rewards for completing activities such as trivia, reading blogs and much more and it all revolves around Israeli culture and history.  Collect your rewards such as Starbucks gift cards or send it to soldiers in Israel.
Check out our partner Israeli organizations for some amazing online programming! They are putting up brilliant free content with some of the best speakers the Jewish world has to offer.

Have program ideas? Want to run a program?
As this has been a tough time and major transition for all of us, we wanted to remind you all the Hillel is and always will be there for you! If you want us to do anything over Zoom and/or Social Media please let us know and we'll try to do it!

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