Thursday, February 16, 2006

Week in Preview

Tonight, seven students from UCSC are heading down to the LBC (Long Beach) to attend the three-day Jewish mega-event of the season: Jewlicious at the Beach v2.0. That's right. Two-thirds of the JewniProj staff are coming. Altogether, that means a whopping 0.26% to 0.4% of the entire campus Jewish population! Compared to 0.0% last year! So things are definitely on the upswing. Yasher koach to Santa Cruz Hillel for sponsoring a portion of our traveling expenses! To get an idea of who's going on the weekend, check out the registration stats here. Also, it's already being covered in local news here.

So, if you're part of the 99.6% to 99.74% of Jewish students not going to Jewlicious, you'll probably want to check out the JSN Shabbaton taking place over by Ocean and Broadway. It's all free and includes fantastic meals (including challah competing for 'best challah west of New York'), insightful and thought-provoking speakers, and mad praises to the Most High. Or if you're into the status quo (which is always excellent in this town), you can always hit up Friday Night Live at the Chabad House, or services and Shabbat dinner at Hillel.

Monday evening, dig a little deeper into the Torah with Rabbi Yisroel Gordon at Exploring Judaism.

Tuesday, free barbeque and speaker from the HUC at Hillel, 7pm. Jewish Student Union meeting at Hillel at 9pm (everyone is welcome).

Wednesday, free Bagels, Lox, and Torah at Stevenson with Shalom Bochner. Later, at 7pm, hit up some free tacos and bust some Talmud with Shlomie Chein at Tacos and Talmud.

Thursday, Matisyahu and a bunch of other reggae allstars at the Civic. And word on the street is, Matis might be chilling at the Chabad House after the show. Check back for details.

Friday, services and free Shabbat dinner again at Hillel and Friday Night Live at the Chabad House, featuring community member Leon Kaplan (originally from Namibia).

Other Things To Be Aware Of: You still have the chance to win a free iPod from the Chabad Student Center. If you haven't signed up for Sushi Mania/Kosher Trivia yet, there is still space. And the Cabrillo College Jewish Film Festival is coming up in a week and a half. Shabbat Shalom (I miss Israel where people would start saying "Shabbat Shalom" on Wednesday and carry it through until Shabbat)!!!!

This week's video is a classic commercial from last year when I was in Israel. If you don't get it, don't worry, it just means either you never saw Pulp Fiction, or you need to spend more time in Israel (or both). Which, if it be the latter, luckily, Chabad and Hillel are both running Birthright trips to Israel. Which means 10 days, including round-trip airfare, free. No strings attached. So sign up today!


Blogger Fedora Black said...

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Fri Feb 17, 11:24:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Fedora Black said...

Wow, an annual growth rate of 0.4%!! Only 178.57 years, and all the Yidden at UCSC will be there!

Gut Shabbos Long Beach!

Fri Feb 17, 11:27:00 AM 2006  

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