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UMBC Hillel

UMBC Hillel enriches UMBC’s diverse community with Jewish and universal commitments to learning, meaning, and justice by connecting Jewish students and their friends to people, experiences, and ideas that both challenge and support their growth.

Great folks. Travel opportunities. Shabbat celebrations. Volunteering in the community. Jewish learning. Leadership.

Passover Meal Plans

UMBC Passover meal options will be offered at True Grit’s Conference Room. Meals start on Monday, April 14 for dinner and end on Tuesday, April 22nd dinner. The set up will be buffet style in the Dining Services conference room. There will be a total of 17 meals served during Passover. The cost of the meals will be a “meal” plus $5.00 for meal plan holders and $16.00 for non-meal plan holders. To sign up download the attached form and email it to mark.tarkanick@compass-usa.com.

Travel to Israel this Summer!!!

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This summer, UMBC students will travel to Israel for ten days for free with other Jewish students from local Baltimore campuses.  It's a packed ten days with historic sights, great people, tasty food, contemporary culture--a great first trip to Israel.  We will depart in late May and there is always the option to extend! Registration typically only lasts a few days, so it is important to sign up as soon as possible. Visit www.freeisraeltrip.com to register today!!!


If you have questions or need help with the application please contact Joe Levin-Manning at jlevinmanning@umbc.edu.

Travel to Israel this Summer!!!

This summer, UMBC students will travel to Israel for ten days for free with other Jewish students from local Baltimore campuses.  It's a packed ten days with historic sights, great people, tasty food, contemporary culture--a great first trip to Israel.  We will depart in late May and there is always the option to extend! Registration typically only lasts a few days, so it is important to sign up as soon as possible. Visit www.freeisraeltrip.com to register today!!!


If you have questions or need help with the application please contact Joe Levin-Manning at jlevinmanning@umbc.edu.

Creating a Common Space Through Interfaith Work

 

Interfaith Work

 

 

Check out this blog about our Acting Executive Director,

Cara Behneman and her work interfaith work on campus.

Here's the link to check it out.

Welcome Back Shabbat BBQ Style

Come join us as we celebrate the start of school with the first Shabbat of the semester. There will be lots of exciting activities ranging including singing, games, and food! Please click here for more information!

Build Relationships. Connect to Jewish Life. Create meaningful opportunities.

UMBC Hillel has a paid Engagment Internship for next school year.  Apply today!

The engagement internship, now in its fourth year, is designed to enhance Jewish life on campus by building relationships with uninvolved Jewish students and creating meaningful Jewish opportunities.  Qualified applicants are strong connectors, are excited about creating Jewish communities for their friends, and are looking to gain skills to use in future internships and jobs.

Here's some more info!  Priority application deadline is Friday, April 19.

New York trip to Assist Hurricane Sandy Recovery

(We are planning to have transportation from UMBC's campus to the bus for students who are interested in this opportunity.  Just let Rabbi Jason Klein know that you're coming.)

Who: Volunteers in good physical condition who are ages 13 and up (any volunteer under 18 must be accompanied by a parent). There is no cost to volunteer but pre-registration is required. Click here to register.

Date: Sunday, February 10
Time: 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Meet in the parking lot at Chizuk Amuno, 8100 Stevenson Road, to travel to New York Read more »

Seattle this Spring Break

Image relating to [title]Spend spring break in Seattle learning about human trafficking and have a great experience living and learning with fellow students.

More info: http://www.umbchillel.org/seattle

Apply: http://www.umbchillel.org/seattleapp

Applications are due on November 14.

Seattle this Spring Break

Learn more at http://www.umbchillel.org/seattle

Applications are due on November 14.

My First Day of School

Image relating to [title]Welcome, first-year, transfer, and returning studnets to campus!  We wish you a great first day of school on Wednesday.  Be sure to stop by the Commons Breezeway all day for the sixth annual My First Day of School pictures, cookies, and milk.  Hope to see you there!

Get your free t-shirt today!

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Fill out a student info card on-line or in person, and get a free t-shirt while supplies last!

Travel Opportunities in 2012-13

 

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Want to go to Israel, Washginton, or Seattle this school year?  Learn about these travel opportunities with UMBC Hillel.

Ten Days of Awesomeness: High Holiday Celebrations on Campus

Are you trying to figure out your holiday plans?  Students, faculty, staff, family, friends, and neighbors are welcome for UMBC Hillel's services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  Services are free, but you must sign up in advance for meals.  Here's some more information.

Mazal tov!

Thank you to all who participated in our first ever Shabbat raffle!  We exceeded our goal and are thrilled to be able to extend our Shabbat program through next school year.

Mazal tov to our winners: Adam, Gregory, Diane, Kim, Ruth, Judah, Gayle, Bruce, Drora, Sheryl, Rebecca, Jeannie, Lynn, Justin, Rachel, Sonia, Justin, and Pam.  We look forward to contacting you in the next day or two in order to get you your prize packages.

Spring Raffle to Support Shabbat on Campus

raffle ticketsFor five years, the Jewish community at UMBC has been gathering together with friends to celebrate Shabbat, the sabbath.  Shabbat is a consistent and important part of campus weekend life for the UMBC Jewish community and beyond.  We strive to make Shabbat meals free of charge for our students so there is little obstacle to them connecting with one another and with Jewish tradition.

 

Help support Shabbat at UMBC for next school year and enter for a chance to win fabulous prizes!

 

You can buy a raffle ticket for $20 each or a set of six for $100 between now and Friday, June 8.

The drawing will take place on-campus on Thursday, June 14 at 2 PM at the Interfaith Center.  Everyone is welcome, but you need not be present to win.

 

Prizes include:

NYC day trip for two including theatre tickets.

A topaz and diamond pendant necklace by David Yurman from the Petite Albion collection from Radcliffe Jewelers.
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UMBC Hillel CEI Internship 2012-2013

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Be a Campus Entrepreneur Intern!
Join hundreds of students across the country as they transform Jewish life for their peers.
Build relationships.

Connect to Jewish life.

Create meaningful Jewish opportunities.

• The Campus Entrepreneurs Initiative (CEI) is designed to dramatically enhance Jewish life on campus. Each campus employs a cohort of students with broad social networks to build relationships with uninvolved Jewish students over the course of a year.
• Each Campus Entrepreneur is charged with building relationships with uninvolved Jewish students on campus. Serving as a resource to meaningful opportunities, the Campus Entrepreneurs and Peer-Network Interns strive to advance Jewish values in the context of their relationships. Read more »

Passover Seder

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Are you going to be on campus for the beginning of Passover?
UMBC Hillel will be hosting a seder on the first night of Passover, Friday April 6th, in the Interfaith Center which will be free for UMBC students. 

 

RSVP today on Facebook.

Why is this Sugar Different from All Other Sugars?

Passover and Year-Round Coca ColaThe Second Annual Taste Test of Coca Cola on the Eve of Passover

There is a Jewish tradition hundreds of years old for Jews of Eastern European heritage (Ashkenazi Jews) not to eat corn on Passover. There is an American tradition dozens of years old to make Coca Cola with High Fructose Corn Syrup. The cultural clash here means that at this time of the year there is a special product nicknamed "Passover Coke." Come taste both and learn about Passover and explore the "corn syrup vs. cane sugar" controversy in biology, nutrition, and American culture.  Monday, April 2, from 10 until 4 in the Commons Breezeway.