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March 6, 2013
The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Welcome to Hillel of Silicon Valley's Weekly E-Newsletter!

If you have information that you would like to be included in the email, please email jessica@hillelsv.org by Tuesday, noon.

All Hillel of Silicon Valley students are welcome and encouraged to attend any event listed at any campus!!

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Hillel of Silicon Valley

Special Lunch and Learn! 

March 6, 12:30 PM


Trick or Cheat: Honesty in Business & in Life

Rabbi Manning, a graduate of Cambridge Law School who practiced law for many years (and an old friend of Rabbi Marder), now lectures widely in Jewish law, thought and business ethics at a number of educational institutions and synagogues in Israel, the U.S. and UK. He regularly speaks to Jewish student groups on university campuses around the world.

He will be giving a lecture this Wednesday at Hillel of Silicon Valley at 12:30 pm on the topic, Trick or Cheat: Honesty in Business & in Life, from the memoirs of a lawyer who became a rabbi.

Lunch will be provided!


Shabbat Dinner

March 8, 7:00 PM


What is better than having a FREE home-cooked meal with good friends at the end of your week?

Join us this Friday at 7:00 pm for Shabbat dinner. Come chat, laugh, and eat delicious food!


Pillars of the Community 

March 17, 11:00 PM


The Pillars of the Community event recognizes community and student leaders for their contributions to Hillel's mission of enriching students' lives.

This year's event is about "Bringing Hillel to you...Inspiring a New Generation". A Lifetime Achievement award will be presented to Sheree Roth for her bold efforts to combat anti-Israel propaganda. Community leaders Sue Maltiel, former Executive Director of Hillel of Silicon Valley and Dr. Judy Miner, President of Foothill College will also be honored.

Student honors will go to: Tal Ben David at De Anza College; Eric Medeiros at San Jose State University; Carmel Shetrit at Foothill College; and Kelly Schuman at West Valley College.

To register:  


San Jose State University

Join us for Israel Peace Week at SJSU with Spartans for Israel!


Monday, March 11th - " Israel Matters" panel exhibit from StandWithUs  10am-2pm at the 7th Street BBQ pits


Wednesday, March 13th-  "Rock Climbing Wall" from Israel on Campus Coalition to help promote Study Abroad in Israel  10am-2pm at the 7th Street BBQ pits


Thursday, March 14th- Spartans for Israel will have a table at the Spartapalooza event at SJSU, where we will be doing henna  10am-2pm in the Student Union Ballroom


Friday, March 15th- Israeli Shabbat at Hillel with an American lone soldier in the IDF who will be at Hillel to tell us her story  7pm at the Hillel House


There will be more details about each event on facebook, but if you have any questions feel free to contact Johanna: Israel@hillelsv.org


Other Opportunities and Events

Seeking Religious School Teachers
Congregation Emeth, a small congregation with a small religious and Hebrew school in Morgan Hill, is seeking teachers for Fall 2013.  We are looking for teachers for our religious school (pre k - 8th grade) and our Hebrew school. 


Our school is unique in that the religious school meets from 4:30-6:30 on Friday evenings! The Hebrew School meets on Wed. afternoons 4:00 - 5:00 and 6:00 - 7:00. Classes are small and the environment is very warm and family friendly.  There will be plenty of help for a student who would like to serve the children in our school from parents and staff. 


Any student interested in learning more can contact the chair of our Education Committee Ms. Becky Neto at netolove@aol.com or our Rabbi Debbie Israel at  rabbidebbieisrael@gmail.com. 


The 2013 Bertha Anolic Memorial $1,500 Visual Arts Travel Award to Israel 






WHO MAY APPLY: ANY JEWISH STUDENT, JUNIOR, SENIOR, OR GRADUATE, STUDYING IN A DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS, ACADEMICALLY ACCREDITED ART SCHOOL OR JEWISH STUDIES COLLEGE PROGRAM: While applicants must demonstrate a sincere interest in the visual arts (by avocation or profession), and a Jewish perspective towards the creative process, you do not have to be an art student to apply.


WHAT WILL THE AWARD FUND? The award may be used for independent study in the visual arts in Israel. The award may be used towards funding museum visits, independent research, studio work, materials, professional consultation, art travel, etc.


WHAT WILL THE AWARD NOT FUND? The award will not pay for tuition for any program or course of study. The award is NOT for performing arts.


FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO LEARN HOW TO APPLY: Contact: Rita Rosen Poley, Anolic award coordinator Phone: (215) 884-7805, Cell: (215) 901-2656 E-Mail: Rita681@comcast.net 


Lisa Alcalay Klug author of Hot Mamalah
The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe

Thursday, March 14 | 7:00pm 


Jewish women are legend: the expert mavens, the wacky meshugunnahs, the your-business-is-my-business yentas and all the others keeping you well entertained, well-loved and well-fed. Hot Mamalah: The Ultimate Guide for Every Woman of the Tribe is a first: a field manual celebrating Jewish women and their strengths, idiosyncrasies, challenges, and triumphs. This hilarious ABCs of She is a pop culture smorgasbord of humorous essays, witty recipes and 300 savory images spoofing a four-course meal, keeping you laughing from cocktails to dessert. Hot Mamalah is about living, having fun, and having chutzpah. It's about feeding yourself, your family, your friends, and your fantasies. It's about playing by your own rules, speaking your mind, looking fine, and saving a dime. It's about being sexy, dynamic, and audacious. It's about celebrating whoever you are with all the mojo of the boldly beautiful who came before you. Hot Mamalah: You don't have to be Jewish. But it wouldn't hurt.


Award-winning journalist, humorist, and slam poet, Lisa Alcalay Klug has reported for the New York Times, Forward, Jerusalem Post, Associated Press, JTA, Los Angeles Times and Israel Broadcast Authority TV -- among many other outlets. Her bestselling book, Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe, was a National Jewish Book Awards Finalist.


Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos

408.357.7411 | cjll@svjcc.org | www.SiliconValleyJCC.org/JPlace

$5 for JCC members, $7 for non-members.



Jewlicious Festival is a massive weekend for Jews 18+ with music, speakers, and food. It's a rite of passage, an epic party, a celebration for you and your friends on the Queen Mary, a 1930's luxury cruise liner docked in Long Beach harbor. The Festival runs from March 8-10 and is for Jews of all religious, cultural, and political backgrounds.

Jewlicious is a celebration, vacation, sensation, compilation, conversation, exploration, inspiration, liberation, meditation, realization, confabulation, cohabitation, instrumentation, maximization, reincarnation, sanctification, sophistication, ovation, libation and unification.

SO... Join us aboard the historic and luxurious Queen Mary for Jewlicious Festival 9, March 8-10. Enjoy irreplaceable Jewlicious fun, historic accommodations, and amazing ocean views and breezes . Everything is contemporary and nothing is stale. This is an unforgettable weekend of music, culture, learning and creative expressions of being Jewish. Jewlicious is pluralistic, for Jews of all backgrounds 18-36. Come as you are. It's yours for the taking.

WHEN: Friday, Mar. 8, 3pm - Sunday, Mar. 10, 4pm
WHERE: The RMS Queen Mary, docked in Long Beach, CA

Seeking OFJCC Camp Counselors!

Several positions are open. If interested, please visit:



Seeking full-time Teen Manager
The Teen Program Manager will serve primarily as a BBYO Program Associate, overseeing the programming of local chapters. Additionally, this individual will develop and maintain the OFJCC Teen Program as a resource for leadership training, volunteer opportunities, and community-wide teen events. 
Interfaith Story of Courage and Compassion
Come hear an engaging presentation by San Francisco Bay Area author
Marty Brounstein on his book Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story
of Courage in the Holocaust. It is a remarkable true story of compassion,
courage, and rescue, involving a Christian couple in the Netherlands who
saved the lives of at least two dozen Jews during World War II and the

This story also has a meaningful personal connection to our guest speaker.
Marty will explain when you come.

The event is free and open to the  public. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
Albert Schultz Cultural Hall
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303


Be a Hebrew Tutor at Camp Laurel

Camp Laurel is a private, co-ed, residential camp located on a 3-mile lake in Maine seeking a Hebrew Tutor for the summer of 2013.

Tutor will work with campers who are preparing for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah after the summer. 

  • Assist campers with their Haftorah portions
  • Communicate and interface with Cantor/Tutor from campers hometown
  • Good knowledge of Hebrew language is important
Please call 1.800.327.3509, complete an application online at www.camplaurel.com, or email staff@camplaurel.com.
Do you want to learn what goes in to making a successful film festival?

The SVJFF is looking for an energetic, out-going, creative, computer and social media savvy person who would like to be a volunteer intern and participate in organizing the 2013 SVJFF.


Please contact Tzvia with any questions: tzvia@svjff.org


Hillel of Silicon Valley is a beneficiary of the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties and a grantee of the Koret Foundation, Israel Peace Initiative, Hillel: FJCL, Myra Reinhard Family Foundation, David B. Gold Foundation and the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund

Hillel of Silicon Valley
44 S. 11th St, San Jose, CA 95112 - www.hillelsv.org - 408-286-6669