News for all Dartmouth’s Jews
Events and Announcements (see details below):
- DAMELL colloquium
- Purim Ball on March 5th
- The Arab Israeli Conflict Discussion
Reminder of Weekly Events in the JEWNIVERSE:
On Monday, February 20th:
- @ 6pm, Open Exec meetings upstairs in the Roth Center.
- @ 7pm, FREE DINNER on the first floor of the Roth Center
On Tuesday, February 21st:
- Tuesday night Torah Study 8pm at the Roth Center with Rabbi
On Wednesday, February 22nd:
- Jews and Java from 3-5pm in town at the Dartmouth Bookstore
On Thursday, February 23rd:
- Hebrew Lunch will be from 1-2pm at the Hop
- @ 6pm Jew Crew Meeting at the Roth Center.
On Friday, February 24th:
- @ 6pm Friday night services will be led by Asher Mayerson.
- @7pm Friday night dinner cooked by Nick Parillo and others. We will be having a discussion on Avi Schaefer that is open to all of campus, see below for details.
You are invited to a DAMELL colloquium:
To Be or Not To Be, That is the Question: The Problematics of “Being” in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, and Japanese. Professors Kamal Abu-Deeb, Sarah Allan, Lewis Glinert, and James Dorsey are all leading this discussion. Wednesday, 22 February 2012, 4~6 p.m. Reception following. Room: 13 Carpenter Hall.
Purim Ball on March 5th:
Hillel is throwing a Purim Ball in Fuel on Monday, March 5th. It will be a costume party, and will have tons of free food and an open bar for 21+!!! More details to come.
Avi Schaefer Shabbat Dinner and Discussion:
On Feb 24th at 7 p.m, in the Roth Center, we are hosting a student-facilitated dinner discussion about students’ connection to and role in the political situation in the Middle East. Dedicated to Avi Schaefer, a former Israeli soldier who worked to promote open, constructive dialogue at Brown University before being killed tragically by a drunk driver in September 2010 (read more here: http://www.avischaeferfund.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10:avi-memorial&catid=3&Itemid=14) Co-sponsored by Multi-Faith Council.
Of the week….
JEW OF THE WEEK
The Jew of the Week is a Jewish hockey player playing in Germany, Evan Kaufmann. He is the first Jewish player to play on the German national hockey team since the 1930s. Kaufmann, originally from America, had many of his Jewish family members killed in the Holocaust, but he does not hold it against the country’s current citizens and proudly commits himself to modern Germany’s team. For more information on his story and other Jewish German athletes go to: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/sports/a-jewish-american-hockey-player-at-historys-indelible-crossroad.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1
GOOD GOY OF THE WEEK:
The Good Goy of the Week is Jeremy Lin, who has become a sensation in the NBA over the past few weeks. Although Jeremy unfortunately went to Harvard, he is the first American of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA! Watch his first sit down interview since the Linsanity began: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAksF5MWIwo&feature=player_embedded#!
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
In honor of last night’s modest attempt at snowing, this week’s joke of the week will be winter themed.
Q: What’s an ig?
A: A snow house without a loo!
Q: What vegetable was forbidden on the ships of Arctic explorers?
Q: What kind of math do Snowy Owls like?
And so many more corny jokes can be found at: http://www.athropolis.com/jokes.htm
This is Rachel Funk, blitz me with any comments, questions, or concerns.
Have a Happy Presidents’ Day!