Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Beat M*ch*g*n!

It's the most wonderful time of the year.

No, I'm not talking about that time (although Chanukah is pretty awesome). I'm talking about the OSU vs. Michigan Game!

The excitement begins at Hilell tomorrow with a Jump In Mirror Lake Midnight Breakfast. After you have frozen your skivvies off by jumping in, head on over here for a Midnight Breakfast which will start at 10pm. You can leave your dry clothes here during the day and use our showers after the big jump. We're your Mirror Lake Recovery Center!

Friday is the world famous Meshuganote Beat M*ch*g*n Shabbat! At 6pm, we'll be having our usual enlightening services. At 7 is a Buckeye tailgate feast, and then at 8 stick around for The Meshuganote (OSU's co-ed Jewish Acapella choir) Concert for some spirited fight songs, pop music favoirtes, and Hebrew tunes.

It's gonna be a blast!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

This Tuesday, November 18th, one of Hillel's most famous events is happening. PB&JAM!

With the help of campus fraternities, sororities, clubs, organizations and Hillel student groups over 4,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will be made to help feed the hungry in Columbus.

Here's how it works:

This Tuesday PB&J stations will be set up all over campus, so no matter where you are, you can stop by and make a few sandwiches.

This event would not be possible without Starfish, Hillel's community service student group. They certainly are "stellar"

Here's a little video to get you pumped for PB&JAM

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thursday Night Lights

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?

Then head on over here tonight to join us as we watch the Cleveland Browns play the Denver Broncos. It all goes down at 8pm. We'll supply the munchies, all you need to bring is your spirit.

Also, there is a special "pre-event event" (?) at 7:15 if you're from Cleveland. (If you're not from Cleveland you can come too, just don't trash talk the Browns while you're there)

Thanks to everyone who came to Ohio Loves Israel this past Sunday. It was a great success with over 80 in attendance! There were so many amazing speakers, and the debate between Susan Gellman and Brad Kastan was fascinating. My favorite seminar was Amir Yarchi's (Cincinnati's emissary from Israel) presentation on Israel's portrayal in the media. What was yours?

OHLovesIsrael DancingLovely ladies taking a part of the Israeli folk dancing class at Ohio Loves Israel.

Ohio Loves Israel It's all smiles as OSU students learn about Israel!

Don't forget about Friday Night Shabbat services and dinner every week. This week is special as Shabbat is going to be an extra special!

It all begins this Friday at 6pm with Reform and Conservative services.Then at 7, it's all about the delcious FREE dinner. What's next, you ask? Well it's a very special Shabbat Song Session full of ruach (spirit). We'll sing all your favorites from summer camp. Feel free to request a tune!


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hump day happening

So it's the middle of the week! What has Hillel been up to and what's coming up next?

This past Monday, a huge crowd came to Homer's Phobia, put on by Jewish Queers and Allies. Everyone viewed a screening of the controversial Simpson’s episode “Homer’s Phobia” which was the first time the series featured a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) theme. After the viewing, Hillel student leader Steve Feldman led a discussion on the episode.

It was informative, enlightening and delicious! (Thanks to the yummy french toast)


Steve Feldman leading an intriguing discussion to a captive crowd.


Mmm...breakfast food.

Tuesday Rabbi LeighAnn and Seth trekked over to Bradley hall for Challaween, where students got to bake their own Challah roll.


Marc is on a mission: make the perfect Challah.


Sam is proud of her Challah folding abilities.

Friday 10/31: Ohio Loves Israel Shabbat: Celebrate Ohio, Israel, and Shabbat all at the same time.
Shish kebabs, Falafel, Hummus, Pita, and MORE! Fill up before the Halloween festivities (even come in costume if you want!) in the best of company.
Come for just dinner, just services, or both - we'd just love to see you.

(Reform and Conservative) Services at 6:00, (FREE) Dinner at 7:00
@ Hillel.

Sunday 11/2: 2008 Ohio Loves Israel Summit: The Ohio Loves Israel Summit is a day-long event, held at OSU Hillel, which brings together student leaders and community members from around the state. The Summit offers Israel workshop and learning sessions for both novice and knowledgeable participants. Sessions offer insight into Israeli culture, people, history, contemporary issues and society.

Following the sessions, a culminating dinner invites students and community members to join together to celebrate the relationship between Ohio and Israel. The goal of the Ohio Loves Israel Summit is to foster community within each campus, between campuses, within the state and Midwest region, and between campus and the broader community all the while increasing participants' knowledge of and commitment to Israel.

Registration begins at 11:30 am, and includes FREE lunch and dinner.

The entire event is at Hillel.

For more info, visit

It may be getting cold out, but it's always warm at Hillel.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The high holidays are done...but there's still lots of fun

Whether or not you celebrated the high holidays at Hillel, you can still be in on all the excitement that goes on here every week!

Hillel hosts a number of student groups catering to every possible interest.
Here's a peek at a few:

Starfish is Hillel's social action team dedicated to making the world a better place. Their programs include PB&Jam (coming soon! November 18!) and Alternative Winter and Spring Break.

The Israel Action Committee puts on a variety of events ranging from advocacy seminars to outrageous Middle Eastern themed parties. Perhaps one of the most exciting programs is a free trip to Israel!

For more info on each student group click here.

Hot events for the week of 10/27:
10/27: Homer's Phobia: Jewish Queers and Allies presents The Simpson's episode, "Homer's Phobia." Enjoy lively discussion, yummy food, and of course a screening of the episode
7pm at Hillel

10/28: CHALLAween: What is Challah? What is its traditional and contemporary significance? And isn't it cool that "CHALLAween" sounds like "Halloween?" Braid and bake your very own crazy-colored challah in celebration of the American holiday.
6pm at Bradley Hall

11/2: Ohio Loves Israel: This annual event will host speakers specializing in all different focuses of Ohio and Israel. Come join us for a free day to eat, laugh and learn.
11:30 am at Hillel

Believe it or not this is only a portion of all the programs next week, for more info click here.

Keep checking this blog for event info, student highlights, and tons of pictures!