SUNDAY 4/12: MINYAN BRUNCH & CULTURAL CARNIVALE
After Sunday Brunch and Talmud, the first Chametz brunch after Passover (no bagels yet), Lchaim Board and friends is having a booth at the Student Association Multicultural Affairs “Cultural Carnival” titled “Can Jew Feel It?” with six boxes holding hidden Jewish objects. See how many you can name or describe, just by feeling inside the box! Event will be held at UAlbany’s Entry Plaza, with booths and activities by diverse groups.
MONDAY 4/13: HILLEL ELECTIONS
See who is running, hear their pitch, and cast your vote for the Hillel Student Board of 2015-2016. Elections will be at 9pm in LC 6. Positions to be elected include President, VP, Treasurer, Israel Chair, PR, Social Action, Jewish Life and more…
TUES 4/14: TORAH TUESDAY ON “THE AUDACITY OF HOPE”
This centerpiece of this class is a post-Holocaust Yiddish song written by YomTov Ehrlich titled “Frunze Eshalon”. Don’t worry, we’re using a translation. The focus of the class is to recognize and appreciate (and learn from!) the remarkable optimism and resilience of most Holocaust survivors, despite the horrors they’ve been through and the tremendous extent of their loss. 5:45 and 7:45pm at Shabbos House.
WED 4/14-THURS 4/15: HILLEL’S 24-HOUR HOLOCAUST VIGIL
An annual tradition at UAlbany, where students read names of victims all through the night and all day long at a lecturn in front of the small fountain on the Academic Podium in front of the Campus Center. In addition to reading names there’s a series of study sessions on Wednesday evening, Holocaust movies shown from midnight to dawn, and a HS program on Thursday afternoon, and special guests include Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. There will be a 6:45am morning Minyan with Torah reading. It’s a unique experience out there on the podium.
WED 4/14: GREAT DANES FOR ISRAEL SPEAKER
Kasim Hafeez is billed as a former radical Muslim who has now become an ardent Zionist. Great Danes for Israel is bringing him to speak at UAlbany, also on Wednesday Night in the Standish Room of the Science Library (stay tuned for exact times and location and other info).
WED 4/14: CHOLENT COOKOFF RECIPES DEADLINE
We’re only accepting 5 contestants, so its best if you submit earlier than Wednesday. Recipes and ingredient lists should be submitted via email by Wednesday morning. Cholent have to be prepared at Shabbos House on Friday, with tasting and voting at Shabbos Lunch on Saturday. Meat or vegetarian options welcome.
THURS 4/15: L’CHAIM STUDENT BOARD APPLICATIONS DUE
L’chaim Board applications for 2015-2016 are available from current Lchaim Board President Tal Porat and should be submitted to her by this Thursday. Both applicants for E-Board positions (to be decided via election on the following Monday night) or G-Board positions (via the application process) should fill out the application.
FRIDAY 4/16: HILLEL DINNER AT THE INTERFAITH CENTER THIS WEEKEND
Instead of the usual Campus Center location, this week’s Friday Night Hillel Dinner (which alternates between Shabbos House and Hillel) will be at the Interfaith Center (formerly known as The Chapel House). Orthodox prayer services will be held 7pm at Shabbos House, Reform Services at Interfaith Center and the dinner follows at 8pm at the Interfaith Center.
SHABBAT 4/17: KIDDUSH CLUB AND CHOLENT COOKOFF
We have two great reasons to enjoy a Kiddush Club this Shabbat, two very special Bar-Mitzvah anniversaries. Plus, there’s the Cholent Cookoff tasting and voting at Shabbat Lunch, all at Shabbos House.