Friday, February 10, 2006

Shabbat Shalom

Shabbat Shalom, homies! I hope mid-terms are going well for everyone. If you want a much-needed break from all your studying, come relax, meet with old friends and make new ones and get an amazing FREE kosher meal at Hillel or Chabad.Jewish stuff at ChaiSpace!

This coming week is packed with activity! Saturday night is the Hillel student retreat.

Do you ever feel frustrated with all the anti-Israel sentiment on campus, and wish you could do something about it? Well, Sunday there is
Israel activism training with Hasbara Fellowship's Rachel Svinkelstin, where you can gain the skills you need.

Monday is
Tu B'Shvat, the New Year for the Trees!! Unrelated, Monday night, Hillel is having Israeli folk dancing followed by a Valentine's Day event. (Fun fact: did you know that, similar to some other Christian holidays, St. Valentine's Day seems to have been created to push the popularity of a pagan holiday out of vogue! Who'd a' thunk it?!) And if pagan-turned-Christian-turned-secular-turned-Jewish events aren't your thing for some reason, check out the JSN's Exploring Judaism with Rabbi Yisroel Gordon.

Tuesday, Hillel has its weekly
free Barbeque.

Wednesday, get some free bagels and lox and learn some Torah with
Hillel's BLT. Later in the day, munch on some free tacos and delve into the Talmud at the CSC's Tacos and Talmud. Also, don't forget to get your free round-trip ticket to Israel. Also, women, don't forget, Wednesday is the last scheduled Talmud class for WOMEN ONLY, 7:30pm at Chabad by the Sea.

Thursday at Bookshop Santa Cruz, Rabbi Michael Lerner will be having a
reading/book-signing of his book 'The Left Hand of G-d'. Also, award-winning Arab journalist Khaled Abu Toameh will be speaking about the recent Hamas victory in the Palestinian elections and what it means for Palestinians, Israelis and the future of the region (7:30 pm in the Merrill College Cultural Center).

And next Friday, well, is Beach Hillel's
Jewlicious at the Beach v2.0 of course!!!!!!!! We'll all be chilling in the LBC with Matisyahu, sippin' Mani', meeting Jewish leaders from all over Cali. It will be a grand old time! If you haven't signed up yet, there is still time! Go to and sign up today! And if for some reason you're not going to Jewlicious, the JSN is also hosting a free Shabbaton right here in Santa Cruz! Their events are known to be welcoming and meaningful to every type of person in the community.

I almost forgot, I saw my main-man Mendel Chein watching this video last week. It should bring you into Shabbat with a confused grin. And keep in mind that this video has a context, believe it or not. See this and this.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

funny videos, keep up the good work

Sun Feb 12, 02:03:00 PM 2006  

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