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April 2-9, 2012
Passover is here!
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Passover begins on Friday, April 6! Make sure you reserve your spot in one of Hillel's EIGHT first-night seders! There's also a creative seder on Saturday evening for the second night of Passover, and a Matzah sale this Friday! Sign up now! Registration closes on Tuesday at 5!

As if that weren't enough, Hillel is offering Kosher lunches and dinners throughout the week, and can help connect you to meals in the community --just be sure to register before Tuesday at 5pm!
Also this week:
This Week's Events

For more information about events, click here.

Monday, April 2

5:30 pm Tzedek Committee Meeting (Hillel Lobby)

Contact Max Genecov with any questions.

7:30 pm Brown Students for Israel Meeting (Sayles 014)

Contact  Solomon Swartz for details!

8:00 pm Holidays Committee Meeting (Hillel Lobby)

Alex Drechsler and Rachel Kaplan can answer any questions.

holocaustTuesday, April 3

6:00 pm Surviving the Unthinkable: Helen Shabas's Holocaust Testimony (Hillel Chapel)

Helen Shabas was born in Poland in 1928. After the Nazi invasion, she escaped from the ghetto and was forced to hide in forests, barns, and holes dug in the ground. She was a young teen, often alone, surviving by her wits. Ultimately, she joined a a Jewish partisan group, which helped save many Jews in hiding. Today, Helen is a proud Brown grandparent '92, '95, '11, '13. Join us for powerful eyewitness testimony, an interview with Professor Adam Teller, and a question and answer session. Refreshments will be served.  

Presented by Brown RISD Hillel and the Brown History Department.  

Wednesday, April 4

12:00 pm Intermediate/Advanced Hebrew Lunch (Ivy Room)

Want to practice your conversational Hebrew? Bring your lunch and chat in Hebrew! Contact Cayla Saret with any questions. 

3:00 pm Hillel-o-L Meeting (Student Lounge) 

Contact Adam Sheinman or Alex Kleiman for details.
4:00 pm J Street U General Body Meeting (Wilson 109A)

Contact Harpo Jaeger or Harry Samuels.


Thursday, April 5
12:00 pm
Talmud Study, Laws of Shemittah (Rabbi Rackover's Hillel Office)  Talmud study is back! All subjects and discussions will be group-driven, and led by Rabbi Rackover.  Previous text study or Hebrew experience recommended.
12:00 pm Learning/Beginners Hebrew Lunch (Ivy Room)
Open to anyone interested in learning Hebrew! Contact Lauren Bilsky with questions.
6:00 pm Learning Committee Meeting (Hillel Lobby)
Contact Judah Schvimer for details!

Friday, April 6    Grad header
matzahFirst Night of Passover!!
11:00 am
Matzah Sale on the Main Green
Passover is here! Get a box of matzah so you'll have something to snack on in between meals. Just like our challah sales, proceeds will benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Sales will occur on the Main Green between 11am and 2pm.  
7:15 pm Pre-Seder Egalitarian Services (Hillel Terrace)
Join us for a brief Friday evening service while we enjoy the last few moments of afternoon sunshine. It will only last 25 minutes, as Kabbalat Shabbat is abbreviated due to the start of Passover. If the weather poses a problem, we'll relocate inside.
7:45 pm Passover First Night Seder (various locations at Hillel) 
In celebration of the first night of Passover, Hillel is holding EIGHT different Passover seders. Check out our website for information about the different options, and to sign up! You can also find out how to attend a seder in the community or get Hillel's support so you can hold your own! Order forms are due before April 3, so make your plans now! 
Saturday, April 7
12:30 pm
Shabbat Lunch 
Please RSVP before Tuesday at 5pm to reserve your spot!
6:30 pm Seudah Shlishit (Third Meal) and Havdalah   
7:30 pm
Second Night Creative Seder (meeting room)

Join Alisa Kotler-Berkowitz (our Director of Engagement) and her family for a creative take on the Seder experience, with lots of singing and discussion. At this multi-generational Seder, everyone participates! Sign up at BrownRISDHillel.org/Passover.

Sunday, April 8
11:30 am Passover Lunch
If you're interested in signing up for Kosher meals at Hillel, make sure you check out BrownRISDHillel.org/Passover! Meals need to be ordered before April 3, so make your plans today! 
4:00 pm Social Committee Meeting (Hillel Lobby)
Contact Audrey Lew with any questions.
Night25:30 pm Passover Dinner
If you're interested in signing up for Kosher Passover meals at Hillel, make sure you check out BrownRISDHillel.org/Passover! Meals need to be ordered before April 3, so make your plans today! 

Monday, April 9
11:30 am Passover Lunch
If you're interested in signing up for Kosher Passover meals at Hillel, make sure you check out BrownRISDHIllel.org/Passover! Meals need to be ordered before April 3, so make your plans today!
5:30 pm Passover Dinner
5:30 pm Tzedek Committee Meeting (Hillel Lobby)
Contact Max Genecov for details.
7:00 pm Chocolate Seder (Meeting Room)
Stop by this free and delicious dessert seder, and enjoy a chocolate-filled interpretation of traditional Passover rituals!

General Hillel Announcements
Loved your last Hillel meal? Not so much? Let us know!
Hillel values your feedback! Fill out this form and tell us what sort of menus you'd like us to choose in the future.  

Want to get involved on one of these committees
Contact the Hillel Leadership!
Welcoming - Sarah Abelman
Social - Audrey Lew
Shabbat - Brandon Taub
Tzedek - Max Genecov
Learning - Judah Schvimer
Israel - Hannah Glickman
Holidays - Alex Drechsler and Rachel Kaplan
RISD Liaison - Patricia "Patchi" Dranoff
Off-Campus Events and Community Announcements
"Can Israel Survive the Next Generation of American Jews?" With Peter Beinart and Barry Shrage
Emerson 105, Harvard Yard, Cambridge
Wednesday, April 4 - 7pm
Join us for a dialogue with author Peter Beinart and Barry Shrage of Boston's Combined Jewish Philanthropies on the question of young American Jews' engagement with Israel.
Please RSVP to Harvard Hillel at  hillel.harvard.edu. Peter Beinart's new book, "The Crisis of Zionism," will be available for sale through the Harvard Book Store. For more information, please contact Harvard Hillel at 617-495-4695.
Amazing Israel Race 
Sunday, April 22, 2012 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Meet at Lir Boston | 903 Boylston Street
The Amazing Israel Race is a fun-filled day with YOU in a team of four led by clues and obstacle tasks in search of sites around Boston related to Israeli culture and history.  Get your passport stamped at six action stations before being the first team to return to the meeting place. Lunch provided. Sign up online!

Fellowships, Internships, and Job Opportunities
Check out our constantly updated fellowships, internships and job opportunities on our website under "community" or click below.  

Jewish Women International -- Job Openings
Jewish Women International is recruiting for a number of full and part-time positions, including an executive associate role, development manager, program intern, and more! Check out their website for more information. 

A Message from Amir Project:

Thank you to the Brown Hillel community for allowing Amir to speak to you on the weekend of March 16!!  In case you missed it, Amir is a non-profit organization that builds "social action community gardens" in Jewish summer camps to educate campers about environmental and social justice issues. Whether you heard the talk or not, if you are interested in our program please check out our website:
www.amirproject.org. If you have any questions or are interested in applying please send an email to Liz Traison.

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