No Hillel is complete without bagels. And Dartmouth Hillel is no exception to that rule. Every Sunday at 1pm, stop by the Roth Center for your fill of bagels, cream cheese, grapes, and drinks to power you through the day. All are welcome, whether you want to grab a bagel and run to finish your homework or sit around and schmooze just a little bit more.
Most importantly, we at Dartmouth Hillel will never let you go hungry. Every Monday night, we hold our weekly meetings. The Executive Board of Hillel meets first to plan events for the term, but all are welcome to come and pitch in ideas and help organize events. After that, Hillel holds its general meetings for all Hillel members. We always order-in something delicious from an eating establishment in town, ranging from Boloco burritos to Jewel of India to Ramunto’s pizza. Come eat, find out about Hillel happenings for the coming week, and hang out with other Hillelians.
Just for Freshmen! Thursday nights, the freshmen of Hillel get together to hang out, eat some more food order from one of the local restaurants, and plan some of their own events. A sophomore Jew Crew advisor helps our new Hillelians get organized, sets up elections, and guides them through the process of being an organization. As the spring term rolls around, members of Jew Crew begin their transition to the general Hillel membership and to the Hillel executive and general boards. At the same time, freshmen are invited and encouraged to join the board as early as their first fall term on campus.
Pizza in the Sukkah
Although we cannot sponsor a pilgrimage to Jerusalem for Sukkot, grab your friends and come celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles with some delicious pizza in the Sukkah behind the Roth Center. Every year, members of the UVJC put in the time and effort to put a beautiful Sukkah for use both by the UVJC and by Dartmouth Hillel.
For Claudallah, Claudia Palmer graciously opens up her house for Havdallah once per term. Hillel members pile into cars and drive out to her house to eat some delicious food, play with Claudia’s golden retriever, and a bonfire.
One of our semi-annual semi-formal ball held at the end of Fall term to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Dress up in your nice clothing, grab a group of friends, and head over to the spacious Daniel Webster Room at the Hanover Inn for a night of dancing, drinks (for those over 21), traditional Hanukkah food (including sufganiyot and latkes), and of course, dreidel playing and gelt. And don’t forget to join us as we light the Hanukiah candles.
Remember your childhood days and dress up for our other semi-annual ball! Prizes are given out for best store-bought costume and best home-made costume, among others. Come have fun, dance the night away, and enjoy some snacks and drinks (for those over 21).