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monday meets up with adi
Monday Meets Up with Adi
Come meet up, bring a friend, and become familiar with current affairs over a delicious cup of meets*.
We will meet every Monday from 5-6 p.m. in Hillel to discuss a new topic.
*Meets is the Hebrew word for juice.
conservative yeshiva summer program
Conservative Yeshiva Summer Learning Program
Join students from around the world in Jerusalem this summer!
Summer session I: June 22-July 10
Summer session II: July 13-July 31
The Conservative Yeshiva Summer Learning Program offers a range of options, including intensive Hebrew Ulpan and volunteer & study.

For more information, email yeshiva@uscj.org.
Learning with Avital
Avital Levin, an OU-JLIC Educator, will host a "Dine-and-Discuss" group learning session from
1-2 p.m. every Tuesday.
Lunch will be from 1 to 2 p.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m., Avital will be available for individual appointments.
The session is open to learners of all backgrounds and levels, and will encourage group members to explore various topics in Judaism. Ideas, debates, questions, soapboxes...everything will be welcomed at this group learning session!
This semester we will have weekly lessons from Pirkei Avot, Ethics of the Fathers.
Click here for Avital's bio.
group study
Speech Ethics with Rabbi Josh

Goucher Hillel is looking to create a community speech guideline. We want to improve the way people communicate in the Hillel space so we can continue to grow as a welcoming community.

Join Rabbi Josh on
Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. in the Hillel Lounge for study and discussion.

Together we will write guidelines based on our discussions that will be shared publicly at the end of the semester.
jewish national fund
JNF Alternative Spring Break to Israel 
What are you doing for spring break this year?
Spend an amazing week doing community service in Israel for FREE.
Join other Jewish young adults making a difference in Israel. Trips available March 1st, March 8th, March 15th, and March 23rd.
Space is still available! Sign up TODAY at www.jnf.org/break. For more information contact education@jnf.org or 212-879-9305, extension 245.
hadassah academic college case study jerusalem
Case Study Jerusalem: Society, Culture, Politics
Hadassah Academic College (HAC) Jerusalem invites you to participate in our summer study program open to students from all over the world and taught in English.
Case Study Jerusalem offers a deep understanding of Jerusalem's complex fabric while allowing participants to experience the vibrancy of everyday life in this world capital, sacred to Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.
For more information on courses, costs, crediting, housing, scholarships and more click here.
To apply online, click here.
bbyo passport
Staff a Trip to Israel, Europe, Africa & More!
BBYO Passport is seeking staff for our summer teen travel experiences worldwide.
Staffing positions range from 2-5 weeks. Most programs are based in Israel, but there are also staff openings for trips to Costa Rica, South Africa, Europe and the Western USA.
Staff will receive a weekly stipend and all program travel expenses are paid.
If you're interested, start the application process today! If you have any questions, feel free to email BBYO Passport at staff@bbyopassport.org.
israeli government fellows
Israel Government Fellows Program
Endorsed by the Office of the Prime Minister, the Israel Government Fellows Program offers its Fellows a unique opportunity for professional and personal development with a 10-month placement within the Israeli government or a leading Israeli think tank.

Fellows will be assigned a mentor and benefit from an intensive Hebrew course and educational program exploring the complex issues of Israeli society today.

Click here for a short informational film on the program and go to www.igf.org.il/ for other information.
February 20, 2014
Goucher Hillel Newsletter

February is a busy month for Hillel. Stay tuned for exciting events and great opportunities!
kabbalah event
Challah for Hunger Bake Sale
Get ready to challah!
Hillel's Challah for Hunger bake sale is back again this semester.
On Monday, February 24th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until they run out!) in the Pearlstone Atrium Hillel will be selling delicious hand-baked challah.
Each loaf will be made with kosher ingredients and sold for $3 each (Gopher Bucks will be accepted). There will be plain, chocolate, and raisin challah.
All proceeds will go to Earl's Place, a nonprofit organization in Baltimore that provides housing and support services to men who are homeless.
Shabbat Table
Shabbat this Friday!
Shabbat is here and with it a chance to collect ourselves and rest. Come stop by Hillel Lounge and chill with us!
This week's focus will be Introduction to Jewish Prayer. Come one, come all! We'll take an introductory look at Jewish prayer: its rhythms, roles, and few how-to's, as we continue with this month's theme, What is Shabbat? Questions welcome!
5 p.m. - Services in Welsh Piano Room
6 p.m. - Shabbat Dinner in Hillel Lounge

**UPCOMING:  March 7th Shabbat will be
Shabbat Your Way, where different common rooms across campus will host their own mini-Shabbat! The
deadline to sign up to host in a common room is Thursday, February 27th, so do it fast HERE.
Israeli Flag
Israel Fair at Goucher!

Hillel's Israel Committee invites you to attend the Israel Fair on Thursday, February 27th from 6-10 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Ath.

The fair will feature a multitude of things related to Israel and its culture:
-delicious Israeli food like falafel, pita, and Israeli salad
-a film showing with popcorn
-cardboard cutouts of famous residents of Israel so you can snap your picture with them
-a map of Israel for people to show where they've been and write a short note about their experience
-a "mock" Western Wall, where people can slip a piece of paper with a prayer on it just like at the real Western Wall in Israel
-and more!
Join us for an evening of fun, friends, food, and learning!
For more info or if you have questions, contact Giselle Rothenberg.
yiddish farm alt spring break
Alternative Spring Break at Yiddish Farm
Learn Yiddish. Build community. Live sustainably.
Spend your spring break making friends, learning and singing in Yiddish, and living on a scenic, organic farm in Goshen, NY.
Our Yiddish ulpan programs provide an immersive and transformational introduction to the Yiddish language and culture.
Space is limited -- Register today!
The deadline to register is February 28th.
eshel logo
Retreat for Orthodox Parents of LGBT Children
Do you know anybody who is LGBT with Orthodox parents? If so, Eshel's 2nd Annual Retreat for Orthodox Parents of LGBT Children could be a great learning opportunity for them.
From March 7th-9th at the Capital Retreat Center in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, Eshel will host a series of sessions that address the challenges and joys of having an LGBT child in the Orthodox world.
For more information, contact info@eshelonline.org.
hillel international
Summer Internships with Hillel International
Hillel International is accepting applications for the position of Conference Coordinator Intern. These interns will assist Hillel's Schusterman International Center in preparing for Hillel's August Convening, a gathering of hundreds of Hillel Professionals and students that will take place at Washington University in St. Louis.
Visit www.hilleljobs.com for complete application instructions and the full internship description.
The application deadline is Friday, March 7th. If you have any questions, please contact Bradley Mighdoll.
Additionally, Hillel International is offering an internship in the Advancement Department. Check it out!
helix project
The Helix Project
The Helix Project is a 3-week summer adventure, bringing full-time college and university students on an intensive cultural studies immersion in European Jewish cultural history. The Helix starts with a series of workshops and language training in Los Angeles, followed by a journey through the historical heartlands of Jewish life in Europe.
This July, Helix invites you to travel with us through the contemporary republics of Belarus, Poland, and Lithuania. From the sacred to the mundane, from the liturgical to the literary, the Helix Project introduces you to the beauty and complexity of Jewish history, creating a richer, fuller, more positive and inclusive view of Jewish life than you ever imagined possible.
Find out more about how to apply for Helix and partial to full scholarships for the program, click here!
sinai scholars
1 semester. 8 meetings. 2 field trips. Amazing discussion. $350 stipend.

Big News! Every semester 12 of Goucher's top students will join a society dedicated to intellectual discovery and lively discussion; a society that explores the fundamental principles of Jewish faith - in fact, of human civilization - as put forth in the Ten Commandments; a society that exists at 60+ schools across the country: the Sinai Scholars Program.

The group meets for 8 classes on Monday nights. Students participate in the discussion, embark on a field trip, experience a Shabbat, and write a paper. When they're done they can meaningfully discuss Judaism's approach to such issues as faith, family, property, medical and business ethics, relationships, and much more.

Qualified students completing the course are awarded a stipend of $350 (or a free trip to Israel) and are invited to participate in follow-up leadership events both locally and nationally.

Limited spots available. Click here for more information and to register.
steinhardt israel institute interns program
Steinhardt-Israel Institute Interns Program
The Israel Institute will match young scholars with top Israeli think-tanks and research institutions for the period of one year. At the commencement of this period, interns will convene for a one-day intensive workshop in Israel. During the course of their year in Israel, interns will have two additional enrichment days, or yemei iyyun. These enrichment days will allow interns to interact with a broad community of scholars and policy practitioners while assessing the lessons they have already learned during their internships.
The program provides each intern with a stipend of $2,000 per month for twelve consecutive months. In addition, the Israel Institute covers airfare expenses for travel to and from Israel.
Following the conclusion of the program, the intern cohort will be expected to become integral parts of the Israel Institute's alumni network, attending Institute sponsored events, submitting essays for Institute publications, participating in ongoing programming and mentoring future interns.
The Steinhardt-Israel Institute Interns program is open to college students or graduates from the classes of 2012, 2013, or 2014. Explicit preference will be given to Birthright Israel alumni. Applicants must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale in their college major. Applicants will also have established a record of leadership potential as evidenced by the activities and roles that they have undertaken in relation to Israel during their college year.
To apply for Fall 2014-Fall 2015, submit the following documents to applications@israelinstitute.org by May 1, 2014:
1.  A resume
2.  College transcripts from all schools attended
3.  A letter of recommendation from a faculty member
4. A 2-page, double-spaced statement of purpose that specifies issue areas you are interested in exploring during the internship and explains what you believe you will gain from the internship experience.

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