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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 [1]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.

MERAV FINE

REBECCA REBECCACOHEN COHEN

Job Title: Engagement Associate

Job Title: Development Associate

Responsibility: Stimulate and satiate student involvement in Jewish life.

Responsibility: Forge relationships with Hillel’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

Sorority: SDT

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.

Email: mfine@marylandhillel.org

[2]

Email: rcohen@marylandhillel.org


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. [3]


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.

[4] www.jewmd.org/category/blog-for-change/


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

http://www.marylandhillel.org/alternativebreaks [5]


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.

To order your tzedakah boxes please click here. [6]


Parent Newsletter October 2010