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The Hillel College Guide

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:00am
From Hillel International


Know a high school junior just starting their college search, or a high school senior who is about to apply to college? Hillel is here to make the process a WHOLE lot easier!

The Hillel College Guide has everything you need to know about Jewish life on campus, including:

The Top 60 Colleges and Universities for Jewish students

Side-by-side school comparison tool 

A complete guide to kosher food options, Jewish studies courses and study abroad opportunities in Israel 

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‘A Good Name’: What Jewish Law Says About Crimes Committed In Youth

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 12:00am
By Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt for The Forward


On Thursday, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified that President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, tried to rape her in 1982. Her testimony, some of which has been public for weeks, sparked a vociferous debate about sexual assault.

 


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It’s all about creativity for ISRAEL21c’s ambassadors

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:00am
By Nicky Blackburn for Israel21c


Students from across the US arrived in Chicago to take part in ISRAEL21c’s 2nd Ambassadors Retreat, collaborating to come up with exciting new ideas.


There’s always an element of the unexpected when ISRAEL21c’s Digital Ambassadors get together for a retreat. You’re never entirely sure what ideas will emerge, but one thing you can count on is that they will be wildly creative.


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Harvard’s Jewish president wants to restore faith in higher education

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:00am
By Penny Schwartz for JTA


Lawrence Bacow, who began his new position as the Harvard president on July 1, and his wife, Adele Fleet Bacow, plan to spend some of the High Holidays at religious services at the Ivy League school’s Hillel. The Jewish couple met on the campus more than 40 years ago, when Bacow began Harvard Law School, he recalled.


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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE JULIA SALAZAR DRAMA

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 12:00am
By Emily Burack for HeyAlma.com


Julia Salazar, the 29-year-old candidate for New York State Senate, can’t seem to stay out of the news.

Self-identified as a Latina Jewish millennial and democratic socialist, Salazar was poised to become “the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.” As The New York Times reported, “Like Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Ms. Salazar is young and Latina, poised and progressive, and a democratic socialist.

 

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When your new roommates are mom and dad

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:00am
by Kristin Hohenadel for FromtheGrapevine 

 

Architects provide makeovers of childhood bedrooms for young adults who move back in with parents.

 

High unemployment for young people has been a worldwide problem in recent years, with many young adults being forced to move back in with their parents after job losses or while they look for self-sustaining work.


In Spain, where youth unemployment has reached epic levels at more than 50 percent, a group of architects at PKMN has created an innovative project aimed to help young adults feel more at home in their childhood bedrooms.


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How to Transform Your High Holidays

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 12:00am
by Rabbi Tzvi Sytner on aish.com

These High Holidays, you can find ways to have a personal conversation, to build a relationship, with God.


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“We Bonded Over Weird”: Yom Kippur in Rural Kentucky

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 12:00am
BY SPENCER WELLS for newvoices.org


Being a Jewish student at Western Kentucky University (WKU) feels like attending college in a ghost town. There are no hallmarks of Jewish collegiate life here. No Hillel, no Jewish student group, not even a synagogue in Bowling Green, the town surrounding campus. It’s an experience of alienation, but ironically also the basis for connection.

 

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Did You Know...?

Thank You Rabbi Isserow!

Please Click the Link Below to Watch the Video:

https://youtu.be/7HdFDnwanP0

 

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Beth El is raising funds for a new playground?

Beth El is getting a new playground!  If you would like to donate towards this very worthy project, simply send your donations to Beth El Hebrew Congregation and notate "Playground."  If you donate on line, the playground fund is first on the list!

 

Lifelong Learning

Wednesdays during the school year
@ 7:00 PM
See calendar for exact dates and subjects

 

ALIVE!

For more information about ALIVE! go to alive-inc.org.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Please sign up for Ushering at Beth El for Friday Night Services 

This is a great opportunity to see and meet fellow congregants.Please use the link below to sign up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a4bafab22a57-ushering1 

 

November 4th,2018

2:00pm - 5:00pm Simply Majj

 

Important Shabbat Updates!   

* Beginning on September 7th, Shabbat services start

at 7:30 PM  

                                            


 

There are activities, meetings, services and seminars at Beth El each week, ranging from service opportunities to Jewish learning and education, drawing members and guests from throughout the Washington, D.C. area.

the full calendar