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Our Hanukkah Party ROCKED!
KOSHER JOKES FOR THE HALALADAYS!
Hillel Concordia
Recipe of the week
Hebrew Lessons
Ghetto Shul CAFE IS open- new student-run vegetarian café
Ten Songs We Wish Were For Hanukkah
JOIN US FOR THE JEWISH PUBLIC LIBRARY ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL
Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa
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Our Hanukkah Party ROCKED!!

By: Michaela Hirsh

As a first year student away from home for the first time, Hannukah is a time where I was missing my family the most. Hillel's Hannukah Party provided a home-y setting with delicious latkes and sufganiyot that I would enjoy at home. The party was a much-needed break from the library and it allowed friends to see each other during finals. Lighting the candles at Hillel, surrounded by Jewish students, was the perfect way to celebrate my first Channuka away from home.


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KOSHER JOKES FOR THE HALALADAYS!!



Thursday, December 23 · 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Le Gesu

1200 Bleury Ave. (b/t St.Catherine and Rene Levesque, Metro Place Des Arts)


FOR TICKETS CALL, 514-861-4036       
Tickets are $20, $15 for students with a valid ID

Doors and Drinks at 7:00pm

As big as Christmas is, there is always a major void for people who don't celebrate that holiday. Both the Jewish and Muslim communities very well represent Montreal. Unfortunately, there is usually nothing to do for these people during the holidays, until now!

Montreal's top Jewish and Muslim Stand Up Comics are joining forces in an attempt to bring both groups together, to laugh and be very merry. And in an ironic twist, this show will be taking place inside the beautiful 425-seat Gesu church theatre! That's right, a Jewish and Muslim comedy show in a church on Christmas!

The performers include, Eman, Jeff Schouela, Dan Laxer, Faisal Butt, Robby Hoffman, Abdul Butt, and Jessica Salomon.


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Hillel Concordia


This pic is from Concordia's Hannukah Party to see more pics from this night click here

By 
Charlie Schiller

 
Every Monday morning, Jewish Concordia students do something really special. They wake up early to get together and pray. Some student's do not even have school but they get up early anyways just to be a part of this amazing experience. We sing songs, we dance and we create a special connection with G-d through prayer which is truly spiritually satisfying. This program is run by students for students. The service is run by Adam Lenetsky, a real mench and tzadik who leads the prayer service and teaches the students how to pray. After the service we have an amazing breakfast filled with bages, lox, cream cheese and orange juice. By the time everyone must start their day, we are fully revitalized and ready to go!




Recipe of the week

Spinach, Chicken and Wild Rice Soup




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"Great recipe for a weeknight dinner!  Just mix all ingredients in a slow cooker in the A.M. and leave for several hours till done."

Ingredients

3 cups water

3 cups chicken stock

1 cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed and drained

2 teaspoons dried thyme, crushed

3 teaspoons ground black pepper

3 cups chopped cooked chicken (about 400gm)

2 cups shredded fresh spinach

Method

In a 4 litre slow cooker, combine the water, chicken soup, uncooked wild rice, thyme and pepper. Cover and cook for 3-4 hours. To serve, stir in chicken and spinach.

6 (12) Servings



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Hebrew Lessons





Lesson 4 of HEBREW B'HINAM - FREE HEBREW HANUKAH EDITION will be WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8TH @ 7PM at the BIEC OFFICE (SUITE 500) on the 5TH FLOOR OF THE FEDERATION BUILDING.


The lessons are for CONVERSATIONAL based Hebrew at a beginner's level. The class is designed to get you better acquainted to Israeli style Hebrew, Slang, Culture and Society!

 

Can't wait to see you, join our laughter and learning! Bring a friend! Practice makes perfect!

Please Contact Mitch to RSVP - USDmontreal@hagshama.org or 5143456449 ext 3205


Ghetto Shul set to open new student-run vegetarian café


Open Monday-Thursday from 12-7pm
Nothing on the menu costs more than $5
Student combo soup and plate of the day $6
Free WIFI

Eatery plans to serve soups, curry dishes, and sandwiches when it opens in the next weeks





Although it will be located a few blocks farther from campus than the Architecture Café was, McGill students will soon have a new option for student-run, reasonably priced lunches.

The Ghetto Shul, a student-run synagogue, will soon open a vegetarian, student-run café at its Park Avenue facility. According to Elana Schilling, programming chair on the Ghetto Shul student board, the project began in the summer, but its importance increased after the closure of the Arch Café.

"We realized this is really something that the students need," she said. "Ghetto Shul is really a space for students and someplace they can call their own, and food is a part of that."

Because Ghetto Shul is located in a former restaurant, Rabbi Leibish Hundert described the café as a "natural progression" for the group. The full kitchen meant that the building required few renovations, and that almost all of the food production, including baking bread, will be done on location. 

 
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Ten Songs We Wish Were For Hanukkah

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Face it: there are no good songs for or about Hanukkah.  Sorry if we have to be the ones to break that to you, but it's the sad truth that may never be rectified.

In the meantime, here are ten songs we wish were actually for the Festival of Lights.

1.  Talking Heads - "Burning Down the House"

This could be a public service announcement for cautionary candle lighting.

2. Burl Ives - "The Donut Song"

Even though this song literally sounds like what slowly descending into hell sounds like, it will have to do.

3. Arthur Brown - "Fire"

If you need help lighting your candles, maybe call the god of hellfire?

4. Del Richardson - "Soul on Fire"

It would be really great if this song came on as you lit the first candle of the evening.

5. Danzig - "Soul on Fire"

Even sweeter if this song came on instead of #4.

6. Don Burdick - "Candle"

We're really happy a song this good was written about a candle. We only wish it was called "Menorah" instead.

7. Dee Clark - "Hot Potato"

Because in order for your latkes to be good, your potatoes need to be hot.

8. Dead or Alive - "You Spin Me Round"

Until we watched this video, we actually thought it was about dreidels. Bummer.

9. Notorious B.I.G - "Mo Money Mo Problems"

This is the song you blast when you've won all the gelt.

10. Billy Joel - "We Didn't Start the Fire"

This is the song you sing when you do a poor job of lighting your candles.


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JOIN US FOR THE JEWISH PUBLIC LIBRARY ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL 2010-11

 

"A Matter of Size" (Israel, 2007) - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2010

"The Loners" (Israel, 2009) - SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011

"Seven Minutes in Heaven" (Israel/France/Hungary, 2007) SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2011

"Jerusalem Syndrome" (France/Israel 2008) SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2011

 

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Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa 




This MASA award winning program that offers Jewish English-speaking college graduates from around the world the opportunity to spend five or ten months volunteering, studying, and living in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, with a focus on Coexistence and Social Action. They are currently recruiting for a 5-month Spring semester starting in February.


Registration page http://www.tikkunolamisrael.org/apply-now.


"You now have a unique opportunity to live in Jaffa while promoting coexistence with your Arab and Jewish neighbors through Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, http://www.tikkunolamisrael.org.


Visit them on facebook to learn more, http://www.facebook.com/tikkunolamisrael."

 


Apply Now: Yeshivat Hadar Fellowships and Seminars


Mechon Hadar is is now accepting applications for a range of fellowships and seminars, including for the summer 2011 session and the 2011-2012 year-round session of Yeshivat Hadar.  Mechon Hadar is an educational institution that seeks to empower a generation of Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service. There are many ways to learn at Yeshivat Hadar: 

Current college students are invited to apply for:

For more information on all of these programs, see www.mechonhadar.org/apply or contact Aryeh Bernstein, Director of Recruitment at bernstein@mechonhadar.org.


 




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