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Fall 2012

Shabbat Shabbat with Houston Hillel

Shabbat dinner at the Houston Hillel Student Center begins at 6:30 pm with optional services at 6:00. Jewstontexas Shabbat dinners for graduate students and young professionals begin at 7:30 pm and take place at a participant’s home. No Shabbat dinner will be held at the Hillel Student Center during Jewstontexas Shabbat, but contact Kenny for assistance in creating Shabbat for you and your friends. August 31 September 7 September 14 September 21 September 28 October 5 October 12 October 19 October 26 November 2 November 9 November 16 November 30 December 14

First Shabbat at the Hillel Student Center Sushi Shabbat at the Hillel Student Center Shabbat at the Hillel Student Center Jewstontexas Shabbat Shabbat at the Hillel Student Center Shabbat in the Sukkah at the Hillel Student Center Shabbat at the Hillel Student Center Shabbat 118 - Hypnotist at the Hillel Student Center Shabbat at the Hillel Student Center Shabbat at the Hillel Student Center Shabbat at the Hillel Student Center Jewstontexas Shabbat Hanukkah Shabbat at the Hillel Student Center Jewstontexas Hanukkah Shabbat

Explore Judaism Service Leading Workshops

Fridays at 5:30 pm, Oct 5 & Nov 2 Hillel Student Center It’s not so difficult to lead services - and it’s a lot of fun. Contact Kenny and he’ll teach you all the basics.

Hebrew Lunches at Rice

Check the Falafel for the date and time  Rice University Want to practice your Hebrew during lunch? Contact Max Bricker for more information -

Jewish Learning Workshops

Check the Falafel for the place, date and time  Rice University What does it mean to keep kosher? How do you lay tefillin?

Highlights Welcome Back BBQ

Chocolate Schmooze

Sun, Aug 26 4-7 pm

Wed, Sept 5 7:30-9 pm

Hillel Student Center Food, Friends & Hillel

Chocolate Bar Rice Village “$5 all you can eat!”

Jewstontexas Saint Arnold’s Brewery Bash

Thursday, Sept 6 from 7-9 pm $10 per person

Hypnotist A. J. LaHaye Friday Oct 19

High Holy Days Students may attend Houston Hillel’s High Holy Day services free of charge and do not require tickets or advance reservations. Just bring your student ID. Non-students, including recent graduates, may attend all High Holy Day services and the break-fast for a required minimum donation of $200 per person. There is no reduction in the donation for partial attendance.

Dip into the New Year

Tuesday, Sept 11 Hillel’s UH Student Lounge Wednesday, Sept 12 Rice University Stop by for some sweet snacks during our Campus Lunches.

Rosh Hashanah

Erev Rosh Hashanah Dinner Hillel Student Center Sunday, Sept 16 at 5:30 pm Free for students, $8 for non-students RSVP with Tamara 713-526-4918 or Erev Rosh Hashanah Service Hillel Student Center Sunday, Sept 16 at 7 pm Rosh Hashanah Morning Services Hillel Student Center Monday, Sept 17 at 10 am (and FREE lunch for students) Tuesday, Sept 18 at 10 am

Yom Kippur

Erev Yom Kippur Dinner Hillel Student Center Tuesday, Sept 25 at 5:30 pm Free for students, $8 for non-students RSVP with Tamara 713-526-4918 or Kol Nidre Service Hillel Student Center Tuesday, Sept 25 at 7 pm Yom Kippur Morning & Yizkor Services Hillel Student Center Wednesday, Sept 26 at 10 am Yom Kippur Afternoon Service, Neilah & Break-fast Hillel Student Ctr Wednesday, Sept 26 at 5:45 pm


Sukkah Building Sunday, Sept 30 at 10 am Sunday, Sept 30 at 11:30 am Pizza in the Hut Wednesday, Oct 3 at noon Thursday, Oct 4 at noon Shabbat in the Sukkah Friday, Oct 5

AD Bruce Religion Center Rice - Check Falafel for location Rice - Check Falafel for location UH Sukkah at AD Bruce Religion Center Hillel Student Center Hillel Student Center Sukkah

Shabbat 118 Dinner at 6:30 pm Optional Services at 6:00 pm

Jewish Conference Opportunities

Israel advocacy, eco-Zionism, NUJLS (the National Union of Jewish Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Intersex Students), or just a weekend with other Jewish college students - there’s a conference for every interest. Check the Falafel for the possibilities.

Mini-Courses with Kenny

Interested in midrash? Talmud? Perhaps some Jewish philosophy? Give Kenny a call and set up a mini-course on a topic of your choice!

Houston Kosher Chili Cookoff Sunday, Oct 14

Join the Houston Hillel or Jewstontexas teams!

Israel Go to Israel for FREE!

Experience Israel firsthand with Houston Hillel and Taglit-Birthright Israel. If you are 18-26 and have never been on a peer-trip to Israel, you are eligible to go for FREE! Registration for Winter 2012-13 trips will be in September – contact Tamara for all of the details.

Israel Advocacy Speakers Various lunches throughout the semester

Study Abroad in Israel

Check out Rice University’s newly established relationships with Israeli universities, and explore alternatives for UH.

Every Week

Contact Kenny or Tamara for info!

Owls for Israel at Rice & Sababa at UH

Check out the OFI Facebook page and check the Falafel for Sababa info.

Israel Advocacy Conferences

UH Lunches

Ask Kenny about opportunities to attend a variety of conferences. Scholarships available!

Every Tuesday, late morn to early afternoon Hillel’s UH Student Lounge Enjoy a FREE lunch with Houston Hillel in our cool Student Lounge in the A.D. Bruce Religion Center. No RSVP required.

Long-term Israel Programs

Houston Hillel has all the info on long-term programs in Israel. Check out or ask Kenny and Tamara about incredible opportunities in Israel - with generous financial assistance.

Schmooze with Jews

Every Wednesday at Noon Rice’s Brochstein Pavilion FREE lunch at Rice every Wednesday! Stop by once in a while or each week.

Run with the Rabbi

Every Wednesday at 8 am Rice Running Loop Enjoy some schmooze time w/ Kenny. Meet him at Hillel at 8 am as he heads down Ashby to Rice, or find him as he takes a clockwise lap or two.

Hang with Tamara and Kenny at Rice

Every Thursday afternoon from 2 to 4 pm  Rice’s Brochstein Pavilion One of them will be there to buy you a Cup O’ Joe and a snack while you schmooze about anything at all.

Cougar Coffee Hour w/ Tamara

Every other Thursday Tamara will be free for coffee or lunch on the UH campus from 12:30 – 2:00 pm. Email Tamara at tmarksmo@houstonhillel. org and make plans to meet her somewhere on campus!

Bagel Shop Runs


for Jewish twentysomethings Jews & Brews

Every other Tuesday from 8 -10 pm Sept 11, Oct 16 & 30, Nov 13 & 27, Dec 11 Jews and Brews. The name says it all.

OTC Patio Bar on Kirby

Jewstontexas Shabbat Dinners

Fridays at 7:30 pm Aug 17, Sept 21, Nov 16 & Dec 14 Join us for a Shabbat dinner for graduate students and young professionals.

Call Tamara if you need a ride over to the Bagel Shop - the best bagels in Houston!

Saint Arnold’s Brewery Bash

Hillel Rehearsal/Study Space

Thursday, Sept 6 from 7-9 pm Saint Arnold’s Brewery Meet & reconnect with young Jewish professionals and graduate students in Houston at Jewstontexas’ annual fall gathering!

Need a quiet place to study or rehearse? The Hillel Student Center is available any time of day or night. Contact Kenny to learn the possibilities.

Student Board Meetings

Aug 26, Sept 9, Oct 7, Nov 4 & 28 Watch the Falafel for times Hillel Student Center Student Board meetings are a great way to get involved with Hillel.

Jewstontexas Welcome Back Event

Jewstontexas Sports Leagues

Want to play on an intramural league with other young professionals? Contact Tamara if you’re interested in kickball, basketball or others!

Texas Medical Center Lunches

Every other week or so Texas Medical Center Join the Jewish population of the Texas Medical Center - students and faculty - for a chance to schmooze, socialize and learn together.

Law School Lunches

Watch the Falafel for the latest times and dates of free lunches and events at the University of Houston Law Center, South Texas College of Law and Texas Southern University Law School.

Rice MBA Lunches

Check the Falafel for days and times Rice University Cohen House Enjoy lunch with other MBA students and Houston’s Jewish business leaders.

Tikkun Olam Alternative Spring Break Trips

Spend your spring break abroad, participating in tikkun olam projects with other Jewish college students! Contact Tamara for more info!

Houston Food Bank

Contact Tamara if you’d like to join Houston Hillel at the Houston Food Bank.

Community Health Fair

Join Houston Hillel’s group for the third year in a row at this great community event. Contact Tamara for more info!

Tikkun Olam Opportunities

Community Health Fair; The Medallion Assisted Living Residence – BINGO & Shabbat with Jewish Seniors. Contact Tamara for more info on any of these programs or other volunteer opportunities that pop up throughout the semester!

Rice Students – Be a Hillel College Rep! We’re looking for 1 or 2 students from each Rice college to represent their college and spread the word about Jewish events at Hillel, on campus, & in the community! Interested in learning more? Contact Tamara.

Looking for event details? Check out the weekly Falafel email. Send a message to to get on the list!

Vlasta & Ervin Adam Joan & Stanford Alexander Sandra Borak Mindy & Stephen Brown Michelle & Jim Dannemiller Rabbi Gideon Estes Ruth & David Falik Kelli & Marty Fein Sandra & Steve Finkelman Lynn & Lawrence Friedman Shifra & Terry Gardner Toby & Irving Gold Rabbi Robert Haas Karen & Jay Harberg Jane & Larry Joseph Karen & Jeff Kabin Anita Karbelnig Andrew Koller Judy & Ken Margolis

$500 and above

Anonymous Richard Bamberger Barbara & Mark Brookner Shirley & Alan Cohn Congregation Beth Yeshurun Congregation Emanu El Debby & Gary Cortes Frieda & Melvin Dow Phyllis & Aron Frank Martha & Donald Freedman Veda Mae & Morris Glesby Michele & Bob Goodmark Joelle & Jerry Hamovit Bonnie & Mark Hochstein Houston Jewish Funerals Sandy & Richard Jackson Doris Katz Janey & Melvin Lack Eileen & Steve Lee Beverly & Leon Levinson Abigail & Marshall Levit Muriel & Marcel Meicler Shirley & Leon Mucasey Karol & Daniel Musher Carol & Barry Myones Pat & Michael Ozer Linda & Jerry Paine Janet & Jeff Pozmantier Paula & Irving Pozmantier Elana & Andy Priesman Shirley & Marvin Rich John Roach Leslie & Russ Robinson Lori & Todd Roggen Barbie & Lennie Roth Carole & Barry Samuels Susan & Ed Septimus Shari & Eric Stein Andrea Stolar & David Vener Leah Stolar & Bruce Kessler Barbara & Richard Strax Sarna & Bill Sunshine Freda & Michael Wadler Judy & Ronnie Yambra

$1,000 and above

B’nai Brith Goldberg Trust Ellen & Richard Lowe Maurice Amado Foundation Helen & Andrew Spector Shirley & David Toomim Foundation

$5,000 and above

Aaron Forman Trust Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation Deisi & Max Blankfeld Jewish Federation of Greater Houston/ Texas-Louisiana Hillel Consortium Janet & Elton Lipnick Hilda & Hershel z”l Rich Marlene & Bob Rubin Edith & Bob Zinn

$10,000 and above

Barry Adelson Jeff Barab Helene Baskir Mark Berenson Simon Birenbaum Charles Bornstein

$136 and above

Adam & Jennifer Baker Marvin Barish Eitan & Debbie Bernstein Beth Yeshurun Brotherhood Laya & Martin Bloom Sandy & Richard Brochstein Lewis Brown Marcia Citron & Mark Kulstad Carrie Comensky Congregation Brith Shalom Cynthia & Charles Cozewith Rabbi Julie & Avraham Danan Karolina & John Dickerson Paula & Daniel Dreyfuss Leslye & Samuel Feinberg Sheryl & Bernie Feldman Relda Finger-Hoffer Judy & Lewis Florence Leslie Fogel April & Donald Fox Marcia & Howard Frankel Lewis Frapart Elaine & Jeff Friedberg Janice & David Gerber Rhonda & William Glick Marion & Gary Glober Kerry Hartis Bernice Heilbrunn Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life Deborah Horwitz Emily Jackson Nancy & Larry Jefferson Ronald & Sherry Kabin Leslie & Lyndsay Kian Patricia & MIchael Kivort Luisa & Arnoldo Kluger Saranne & Livingston Kosberg Barbara & David Lachar Diane & Alan Levin Sharon & Sidney Mellon Anna Newman Nancy & Ron Nodler Esther & Gary Polland Doris Pryzant Claire Reiswerg Linda & Alan Rosen Lee & Gary Rosenthal Leonard & Prissy Roth Thelma & Morton Rubin Bryne and Jim Scheinman-Miller Betsy & Ed Schreiber Liz & Rob Shoss Cheryl & David Shulman Sherry & Jonathan Stoger Linda Suib Judy & George Taffet Harriet & Nathan Wasserstrum Steven & Denise Weisberger Bonnie & Jerry Winograd

$250 and above

Sherri & Douglas Miller Evan & Judy Mucasey Dikla & Daniel Pickelner Nancy Rapoport Hall Rolnick Eunice & Leonard Rose Rozanne & Howard Rubin Ellis Rudy Lisa & Michael Sachs Richard Schechter Schepps Foundation Linden & Roger Sofer Robin Susman Tyler Federated Jewish Welfare Fund Dale & Samuel Yankelove

Anonymous Stuart & Barbara Aaron Steven Abramson Patti & Daniel Altman Emily & David Anmuth Dvorah Arbisser Betty & Sidney Aron Susan & David Askanase Ellen & Marcus Balis Bunny Beckerman Pinhas Bendayan Carol & Michael Berenson Laurel & William Berg Courtney Berger Evelyn Berkowitz Matthew Bernstein Kathleen & Sidney Blumenthal Laurie & Milton Boniuk Boy Scouts of America Pack 1190 Sarah & Denis Braham Joseph & Irene Bromberg Allen & Lenore Brooks Helen Brounes Myra & Ira Brown Michaele & Michael Brown Glori & Edward Chaika Bobbie & Dick Chaitin Chevron Humankind Beverly & Martin Coben Eric Cohn

Up to $135

Nancy & Lew Coben Julie Cohn Michael Covinsky Marian & Arthur Daum Dara & Ken Deitz Madelyne Dreyfuss Ilan Duvdevani Greg and Brittany Easley Marcia Eisenerg Fredi & Paul Franks Judith & Stan Friedman Karina & Carey Gates Mark Gilbert Merle & Barry Ginsburg Laura & Neil Goldberg Stanley Goldberg Millicent Goldschmidt Daniel Gollins Abby & Laila Greene Bruce Halbridge Punkin & Walter Hecht John Heydemann Karen Hurwitz Cathy & Joseph Jankovic Joan and Lawrence Katz Leah & Paul Katz Maya Kriseman Larry Laufman Eli Lechter Jean & Stephen Levey Leslie & Robert Mange Tom Markus Steve & Denise Moore Shirley & Bill Morgan Andrea Morgenthaler Lydia Osadchey Jeff & Robin Percival Leah Pike Morris Rapoport Claire & William Reingold Ronald Richman Michael Rudd Marsha & Lonny Schooler Chana & Alan Schroit Rozelle & Herman Schultz Toby & Rabbi Jack Segal Alison & Joshua Septimus Kamal Sheena Justin & Caroline Simons Irene & Arkady Sobolevsky Mr. & Mrs. Stein Edith & Bernard Stolbun Linda Susman

Sharon Colbert Susan & Melvin Cweren Judith & Nachum Dafny Diana & Pablo Donatti Grant Dorfman Jacqueline & Wayne Dorris Barbara & Richard Dryer Ruth & Ray Eagle Elmer Eisner Carol Emery David & Holly Factor Gerald Falchook Marsha & Alan Feiveson Bernie Feld Beverly & Howard Feldman Henry & Renee Feller Muriel Folloder Phillips Diane & Barry Fond Joan & Paul Foster Carol & Larry Fradkin Sylvia Freedman Beverly & Harold Friedman Fran & Abe Friedman Sally & Bernard Fuchs Jan & Martee Fuerst Sharon & Sonny Gerber Hope & Philip Glassman Susan & Lester Glesby Jean Goldberg Elinor & Jack Goldberg Cyndi & Ron Goldfarb Carol & Barry Goodfriend Lauren & Joshua Gottlieb-Miller Barbara & Louis Green Dora Lee & Israel Grinberg Leah & Jonathan Gross Arline & Ben Guefen Alan Halpern Suzanne & Rodney Harrill Caren & Stuart Harris Phyllis Harris Ronnie Harrison Barbara & Ernest Henley Bonnie & Kenneth Herst Bonnie & Kenneth Hirsch Charlyne & Robert Hochschild Mina & Julius Hochstein Judith & Stanley Hoffberger Elaine Horwitz Maria & Kenneth Horwitz Tobi & Rabbi Daniel Horwitz Lorraine Hughes Winnie & William Isaacs Joan Jackson Judith & Marcus Jacobson Rabbi Samantha & Matt Kahn Stuart Kane Annette & Armand Kapp Carolyn & David Karesh Gerry & Jay Karkowsky Jennifer Kaswin Cynthia & Howard Katz Sharon Katz Shirley & Emanuel Katzin Mariam & Harold Kestenbaum Sarah Kleinman Tillie Koch Mardi & Mark Kunik Lois & Lary Kupor Frank Ladin, II Shira Lander Maxine & Herman Lapin Connie Lee-Solnick Michelle & Marc Lefkowitz Doreen & Ariel Leibovitz Linda & Herbert Lesser Lesser Memorial Special Gifts Fund Bryna Levi Susan & Aaron Levine Esther Levine Linda & Mark Levine Jean & Mort Levy Caroline & Joseph Lewis Teresa & Myron Lewis Joel Liebman Myra Lipper Bruce Loeser Martha Lottman Reba Magids Marlene & Lloyd Matzner Carl Meisner Amy & Mike Merkin Elaine & Sam Merwin Lainie & David Mincberg Nicki & Jeffrey Nachenberg Donna Oberstein Ann & Irving Oppman Barbara & Allen Pauly Ada & Edmund Perwien Pete Pitono Richard Plumb Marian Prager Karen & Hazzan David Propis Julie & Jacob Ratner Glenda & David Regenbaum Minnette & Jerome Robinson Mallory Robinson Erica Roggen Jennifer Rolnick Elizabeth Rose

Gifts from August 1, 2011 through July 31, 2012

Additional Shabbat dinner sponsors include: Congregation Beth Israel Congregation Beth Yeshurun Congregation Emanu El Barbara & Louis Green Daniel & Karol Musher Nancy Rapoport Ronnie & Judy Yambra

Shabbat Dinner Sponsors Houston Hillel’s 2012-2013 Shabbat dinners at the Hillel Student Center are sponsored by Elton and Janet Lipnick, David Lipnick, and Amy and Myles Kelman in memory of Paul and Fannie Lipnick.

2011-2012 Campus lunches at Rice and the University of Houston are sponsored by the Shirley and David Toomim Foundation

Houston Hillel’s 2011-2012 & 2012-2013 Medical Center & Law School ethics lunches are sponsored by the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation.

Houston Hillel’s 2012 Passover Seders and meals are sponsored by Elton and Janet Lipnick, David Lipnick and Amy and Myles Kelman in memory of Paul and Fannie Lipnick.


Sidney Aron Donna Oberstein

Gifts to Houston Hillel’s Holzband Program Endowment

Holzband Endowment Tree

Jean & Merv Rosenbaum Samylu Rubin Jay Rubin Reba & Sylvan Rubin Karen & Bill Rubinsky Peachy & Morton Rudberg Sandra & Moses Schimmel Susan & Robert Schlein Barbara Schuleman Steve Seder Cappy & Harry Selig Marcia & Vic Shainock Laura Shepard Debra Sherman Leslie & William Shields Constance & Joseph Shoss Judy & Barry Solomon Karen Somer Larry & Annette Sondock Amy & Neal Spiegel Julie & Ronnie Stein Emily & Albert Stein Linda & Marvin Stein Renee & Lawrence Stern Ahuva & Solomon Stopnicki Jeffrey Sturman Mr. and Mrs. Swan Marlene Swerdlow Adam Tabakin Miriam Telles Pam & Moshe Vardi Arnold Vedlitz Jean & Joe Victor Mindy & Ruben Victores Esther Wall Linda & Rabbi Roy Walter Julie & Ira Warshauer Hy and Shirley Warshaw Leslie & Sandy Weiner Arlyne & Herb Weiss Rabbis Amy & Kenny Weiss Phyllis & Eden Wenig Sharla Wertheimer Heather Westendarp Tandy Westmiller Rosalyn Wylie Rhoda Zelitt

Houston Hillel Honor Roll of Donors

Yako Nesim Polikar z”l David Stern z”l Louise Weinstein z”l Rabbis Amy & Kenny Weiss Edith & Bob Zinn

For additional information and to explore the impact of a legacy gift, please contact Rabbi Kenny Weiss at 713-526-4918 or

The Houston Hillel Edith & Bob Zinn Student Programming Fund The Holzband Hillel Programming Fund The Ernest Krautkopf Houston Hillel Special Programs Fund The Rubenstein Shabbat and Festival Meals Fund The Gloria and Jerry Ribnick Houston Hillel Passover Seder Fund The Ben McGuire Houston Hillel Lectureship and Program Fund The Houston Hillel Student Center Fund The Beulah Axelrad Yellen (Rice ‘36) Houston Hillel Entertainment Fund The Larry Massin Sports Lounge Fund The Raymond Plotkin Memorial Scholarship Fund

Your bequest can help provide for the most critical needs at the time the money is received. Or, your bequest can benefit an established endowment fund, where your gift is invested and will provide a permanent annual source of income for Houston Hillel. You can also establish a new endowment fund at this time or in the future.

• Houston Hillel uniquely serves the needs of individual Jewish students the way no other organization does. • Houston Hillel creatively engages and empowers Jewish students through personal interactions and compelling programs. • Houston Hillel nurtures intellectual and spiritual growth in a pluralistic community. Houston Hillel is unique in supporting students of many diverse backgrounds, religious affiliations, ethnic backgrounds, political convictions and social interests. • Houston Hillel links the campus community to the larger Jewish community. Houston Hillel contributes to the lives of Jewish college students, the campuses, the Houston Jewish community and the world at large. • Houston Hillel develops a campus and organizational culture in which the quality of the relationships attracts involvement.

Why designate a legacy gift to Houston Hillel?

Anonymous Ilyne Burke z”l Shirley & Alan Cohn Debby & Gary Cortes Ellen & Richard Lowe

Thank you to Houston Hillel’s Legacy for Tomorrow. Through your vision and planning you make a commitment to Jewish life on Houston’s college campuses, and to the future of the Houston Jewish community.

Rabbi Amy Weiss

Director of Food & Nutrition

Director of Jewish Life

Tamara Marks-Moses

Houston, Texas 77005

in the A.D. Bruce Religion Center at the University of Houston

Houston Hillel’s Student Lounge


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Art Institute of Houston Y Baylor College of Medicine Y Houston Baptist University Houston Community College Y Lone Star College - CyFair Y Rice University Sam Houston State University Y South Texas College of Law Y Texas A&M Galveston Texas Southern University Law School Y University of Houston Y University of Houston Law Center Univ. of St. Thomas Y UT Health Science Center Y UT Medical Branch Galveston Y Young Professionals

1700 Bissonnet

Houston Hillel Student Center Ida & William Zinn Building

Two Houston Hillel facilities & a presence throughout Houston


Barbara Dryer

Executive Director

Rabbi Kenny Weiss

Houston Hillel enriches the lives of Jewish undergraduate students, graduate students and young professionals so that they may enrich the Houston Jewish community, the Jewish people and the world.

Fall Calendar 2012

The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life

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Houston Hillel is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and appreciates the support of its many donors.

Houston Hillel Calendar Fall 2012  

Houston Hillel's Fall 2012 Calendar of Events

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