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!