PARENT PERSPECTIVE Parent Newsletter October 2010
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FAMILY WEEKEND October 15-17, 2010
Maryland Hillel will be providing a series of Saturday, October 16th: meaningful events for families coming to College 9:30am: Morning Shabbat Services Park for Family Weekend (October 15‐17, 2010). 12:15pm: Shabbat Lunch Hillel’s oﬀerings will provide you with 2:30pm‐3:30pm: "Taglit‐Birthright: Israel" Info Session opportunities to experience the vibrant Jewish 3:45pm‐4:45pm: Alternative Break Info life for which UMD is renowned. Session 6:15pm: Seudat Shelesheet What is Hillel Oﬀering? ("The Third Meal") & Friday, October 15th: _________________________ 10:00am‐12:00pm: Free Breakfast Nosh Guest Scholar 12:30pm‐2:00pm: Lunch at Sabra Deli Dan Raviv 2:00pm‐3:00pm: Alternative Break Info "The Middle East: What will Israel and Session Obama Do Next?" 3:00pm‐4:00pm: "Taglit‐Birthright: Israel" _________________________ Info Session 7:15pm: Havdalah 5:00pm‐5:40pm: Pre‐Shabbat Reception 5:40pm‐6:00pm: Brief Kabbalat Shabbat Sunday, October 17th: 6:00pm: Early Shabbat Dinner 10:00am‐12:00pm: Hillel Bagel Brunch featuring: 6:45pm: Services Hillel’s A Cappella Groups 8:15pm: Late Shabbat Dinner _________________________ The weekend promises to be great fun. Hillel’s A Cappella Groups will perform before & after the late dinner Please book your place, now.
HILLEL STAFF NEWS:
Maryland Hillel has long prided itself on the high rate of students electing to enter the Jewish professional arena. There are Terps involved in a broad number of Jewish organizations, working to foster vibrant Jewish life in North America, Israel and around the world. Our joy is amplified by two UMD alumna that have elected to join the Maryland Hillel staff. It gives us great pleasure to welcome on staff Rebecca Cohen, our new development associate, and Merav Fine, our new engagement associate.
REBECCA REBECCACOHEN COHEN
Job Title: Engagement Associate
Job Title: Development Associate
Responsibility: Stimulate and satiate student involvement in Jewish life.
Responsibility: Forge relationships with Hillelâ€™s stakeholders and work to secure resources required by UMD Hillel.
UMD Grad Year: 2008
UMD Grad Year: 2010
Hometown: Jericho, NY
Hometown: Newton, MA
Sorority: Alpha Phi
Hillel Involvement while a student: Served on the Jewish Leadership Council and Greek Jewish Council.
Hillel Involvement while a student: Becca served as a Jewish Service in Action Fellow coordinating an Alternative Break for her peers.
KOSHER GASTRONOMIC NEWS: A!"t De Cu"ine Joins # Hillel Team:
There’s a new chef in town and he’s servin’ up heat in our diner. With additions big and small ranging from avocado in the salad bar to and expertise in gourmet Kosher eats, Scott Sunshine is someone to be excited about. He has extensive experience in the restaurant business. He has owned and operated four successful restaurants and has been a Chef and Food & Beverage Director in a variety of hotels. Chef Sunshine has also done both large and small scale catering on and off-site in the kosher and non-kosher world for 25 years. The chef has also been featured in Shimon Apisdorf’s Kosher for the Clueless but Curious, Leviathan Press, 2006, has spoken at the NY Restaurant and Foodservice show, Kosherfest and has appeared on TV and radio. For your convenience, suggestions or special orders, you can reach Chef Sunshine here. Or visit his website here.
19 UMD-DAIRY ICE-CREAM FLAVORS NOW KOSHER: Kosher confectionaries no longer need despair, Maryland Hillel is now pleased to announce that nineteen ice-cream flavors produced by the UMD Dairy are kosher. These ice-creams are under the supervision of Rabbis Ari Israel and Eli Kohl, and enjoy the approval of the Rabbinical Council of Washington. During the transition stage, feel free to ask to see a label on the product (tub) that the ice cream is served from. It will either bear a temporary smiley face or eventually a BOLD KD. The Dairy might not have all of the Kosher tubs in place yet but the Dining Halls are fully stocked with the Kosher flavors. As non Kosher flavors still exist, you should request that the dipper be washed at the sink, not just rinsed in the water trough. Kosher flavors include: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, cookies and cream, chocolate chip, classic mint chip, cherry vanilla, peanutbutter chip, coffee, coffee chip, peach, butter pecan, pistachio, toasted almond, vanilla crunch, final exam cram, rum raisin, higga berry and Oreo mint. 
AND UMD Hillel PARTNER to Inspire Students to Serve Maryland Hillel is excited and proud to announce that we have joined in partnership with Repair the World, an organization committed to inspiring American Jews and their communities to give their time and effort to serve those in need. Working together, Hillel and Repair the World will make volunteer service a defining component of Jewish life on our campus and inspire students to recognize the transformative potential that they have in addressing social injustices. Together, Maryland Hillel and Repair The World will inspire Jewish students to take an active role in giving back to their communities and the world. Through our extensive Alternative Break program, Hillel and Repair the World offer students the opportunity to immerse themselves in another community in order to learn about and actively combat social justice issues. In conjunction with our AB program, Hillel offers a plethora of local opportunities for students to make an immediate and on-going impact on the community around them. Lastly, students can learn of the exciting social justice initiatives and work being done in the Jewish Community through our Blog For Change which brings personal narratives of Jewish leaders making a difference to our students. We invite you to learn about our Alternative Break Trips and on-going initiatives. Continue to watch for new trips and local opportunities being offered. For more information, please contact Amy Weiss, our Repair the World Director of Alternative Breaks.
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE ALTERNATIVE BREAKS WITH MARYLAND HILLEL Alternative breaks, also known as immersion experiences, see groups of students travel during their university breaks, in order to volunteer their time to a worthy social justice cause. These are this year’s available opportunities.
WORK WITH TERMINALLY ILL STUDENTS IN FLORIDA
ORPHANAGE OUTREACH IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
BUILDING DESERT COMMUNITIES IN ISRAEL
WORK IN A BORDER TOWN IN ASSIST IN ESTABLISHING SUPPORT VETERANS IN NEED MEXICO SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES IN ARIZONA IN CENTRAL AMERICA
UPLIFT IMPOVERISHED COMMUNITIES IN MIAMI
LEARN ABOUT THE GLOBAL JEWISH COMMUNITY IN INDIA
CONTINUE KATRINA RELIEF EFFORTS
UMD AT THE GA: Maryland Hillel will again be sending a sizable contingent of approximately fifty Terps to participate in the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly (GA). The GA is an annual gather of professional and lay-leaders of Jewish organizations from across North America. They discuss the needs, opportunities and challenges confronting contemporary Jewish life. DELEGATES TO THE 2009 GA IN WASHINGTON, This year’s GA will take place in New Orleans. DC. LAST YEAR MARYLAND HILLEL SENT 31 STUDENTS.
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