News for all Dartmouth’s Jews
Events and Announcements (see details below):
- Nixon Scholars in Residence – Israelis and Palestinians: Is There Any Hope?
- Summer Fellowship Opportunity
- Sign Up for Cooking for Friday Night Dinners at Hillel
- 2-Weeks Volunteer & Leadership Trips in Thailand this Summer
Reminder of Weekly Events in the JEWNIVERSE:
On Monday, May 7th:
- Note: We are changing the regular schedule for weekly Board meetings this week for Green Corps. More information below!
- From 5:30 – 6:30, we will meet on the second floor of North Fairbanks (building connected to the Tucker Foundation) for the GREEN CORPS training. This is Mandatory for anyone wanting to participate in thanking all of our fantastic donors!
- @6:30 pm we will have Exec Meetings in the Tucker Foundation
- @7:00 pm we will have General Meetings in the Tucker Foundation living room with a free meal, open to all of campus! Come for great food and a chance to have your ideas become reality!
On Wednesday, May 9th:
- Jews and Java CANCELED! Come instead to our Nixon Scholars in Residence lunch and lecture!
- @ 1:45 pm come enjoy a free lunch in 1930s room in Rockefeller with the Nixon Scholars, David Makovsky and Ghaith al-Omari
- @ 4:30 pm come to 105 Dartmouth Hall for the Nixon Scholars talk, moderated by Daryl Press
On Thursday, May 11th:
- @ 6pm Jew Crew Meeting at the Roth Center.
- @ 8pm “Guide to the Perplexed” at the Roth Center with Rabbi. Interested? Come to find out more! New people welcome!
On Friday, May 12th:
- @ 6pm Friday night services will be led by Asher Mayerson.
- @7pm Friday night dinner cooked by Nick Parillo and friends, who will be making another FEAST FOR THE AGES.
If you would like to go to Hebrew Lunch, blitz Ittai Eres
ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS: IS THERE ANY HOPE?
Wednesday, May 9th, 4:30-6:00pm
105 Dartmouth Hall
Moderated by Associate Professor Daryl Press
David Makovsky is the Ziegler Distinguished Fellow and director of The Washington Institute’s Project on the Middle East Peace Process. He is also an adjunct lecturer in Middle Eastern studies at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Ghaith Al-Omari is advocacy director at the American Task Force in Palestine (ATFP). Prior to that, he served in various positions within the Palestinian Authority, including director of the International Relations Department in the Office of the Palestinian President, and advisor to former Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas.
Sponsored by the Tamara Friedman Nixon and Daniel D. Nixon ’55 Fund in Support of the Scholar-in-Residence at Dartmouth College Hillel, Dartmouth College Hillel, The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and the Tucker Foundation.
Also if you are interested, join us for lunch and breakfast with the Nixon Fellows (David Makovsky and Ghaith al-Omari)! A great opportunity to meet them and ask them questions. Lunch will be held Wed, May 9 from 1:45pm – 3:00pm in the 1930s Room – Rockefeller. Breakfast will be earlier that day, from 10-11:30pm at the Roth Center. All students welcome!
Summer Fellowship Opportunity
The Uri L’Tzedek Summer Fellowship is a transformative leadership program that combines innovative social activism with leadership development and Torah. This full-time, 6-week program, from June 22nd-August 3rd, is an opportunity to work alongside Uri L’Tzedek’s staff and board, experiencing first-hand the many mechanisms that come together to create an effective non-profit organization, gaining exposure to communal Jewish life, effecting change, and learning Torah, social justice philosophy, and community organizing models. For more information please contact David Bookbinder at David.Bookbinder@utzedek.org.
Sign-ups for Cooking for Friday Night Dinners at Hillel
Know how to cook? Can’t even butter a piece of bread? Somewhere in-between? If you said yes to any of those questions, then you should sign up to help below. Cooking at Hillel is always a lot of fun, and Nick is looking to make the food even more tasty and delicious. So, if you want a fun way to spend your Friday afternoons (really, what better do you have to do at the time??), then sign up with your friends for a Friday afternoon cooking slot. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AptIw-_Qjb4odG5qTWw1OUhxYkVENFg2M1VUdHNzWnc
2-Weeks Volunteer & Leadership Trips in Thailand this Summer
Justifi is a life-changing Social Justice program that takes Jewish college students and recent grads to Thailand to work with victims of human trafficking and child sexual exploitation. Find Out More! During a 2-week trip, we travel across Thailand to work with multiple start-up non-profit organizations to do meaningful projects on the ground and understand how today’s innovative social entrepreneurs are tackling one of the world’s most urgent issues Human Trafficking. Interested in Thailand This Summer? By fundraising, you can participate for as little as $0, and in special cases, we can even let you fundraise towards the cost of your flight. Trip dates:
- June 21st to July 5th
- July 25th to August 8th
- August 9th to August 23rd
Apply Now at Justifi.org. Any Questions? Contact Steve@justifi.org and he’ll get back to you right away
Of the week….
JEW OF THE WEEK
In continuing with our tradition of honoring our 12s, this week’s Jew of the Week is Rachel Groh! Rachel, who has been on the Hillel board for a very long time and even served as President of Hillel, has been working very hard with Green Corps to coordinate ways to thank all of Hillel’s donors and to get volunteers to help with the process. Rachel’s Green Corps project starts this week, with training on Monday at 5:30 (more information above). Hillel is greatly indebted to Rachel for her work on this project and also for all of the energy and excitement she brings to all of the Hillel activities she attends! The best way to thank Rachel would be to show up to the Green Corps training!
GOYs (and Jews) OF THE WEEK
’15 Parents are this week’s Goys and (other) Jews of the week! 15 parents really brought a lot of energy and joy back to campus! We all had a great pleasure in having them here, and the campus will definitely feel emptier without them. Thank you parents for traveling from near or far to visit us!
JOKE OF THE WEEK:
In honor of the Hop showing the Hungers this week, allowing many of us (this writer included) to finally see the movie for the first time, we are having a Hunger Games themed joke this week as the Joke of the Week. This joke comes from President Obama who referenced the movie during his speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner. He reportedly said,
“Still, I guess Governor Romney’s feeling pretty good about things because he took a few hours off the other day to see ‘The Hunger Games’. Some of you have seen it? It’s a movie about people who court wealthy sponsors and then brutally savage each other until only one contestant is left standing. I’m sure this was a really great change of pace for him.”
For his whole speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner, see http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/president-obamas-full-2012-whcd-speech/2012/04/28/gIQAGNYboT_video.html?hpid=z2
This is Rachel Funk, blitz me with any comments, questions, or concerns. Don’t let this nicer weather make you forget about midterms!!