Friday, May 24, 2013

Spring 2013 Semester in Review!!!!

1) Congrats to our new President, Sara Gerlach!!!!!  Sara began her term in January 2013!

2)  We all made Hamentashen for Purim!!!!

3) We also had a Passover Seder!!!!  30 people attended and we all had a blast!  I mean, who doesn't love matzah, right?  (It's our background, so obviously we do!  LOL) 
Unfortunately, we don't have any photos that can be uploaded to this blog at the moment, but if we find some they will be posted later.  Just know we all had fun and there was great food! 

Can't wait for the Fall!!!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Upcoming Events in November!!!!

UE Hillel will be having a very exciting month in November! 
On the 1st, we will be having a joint event with Newman Club.  We are looking forward to socializing with our Catholic friends and encouraging a positive and fun interfaith atmosphere here at UE!!!! 
Then, on the 29th, we will be putting on our 2nd Annual Chanukah Party!!!!  There will be driedle games and latkes and fun for the entire campus!!!!!
Please send me an email if you would like more information about either event or UE Hillel in general!  :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

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This year in review:
Hello!  Or should I say Shalom?  I'm Jackie, UE Hillel's current president, and I just thought I'd post a few highlights from this past school year now that we have this blog.
In the beginning of last fall, members of Hillel were invited as guests to attend Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur dinners (before the fasting began, of course) at the home of a local Jewish couple, Mr. and Mrs. Abrams. We had wonderful homecooked meals and attended services at the temple afterwards.
Toward the end of the semester, we threw a Chanukah party that was open to the entire campus (and our friends from USI), which was a great success.  Not only did those in attendance enjoy the latkes we made, but they were also able to learn about the history of the holiday through our fun and educational presentation.  The Maccabeats made it easy for us:
Second semester, we took it easy.  We had a Hillel bonding event for Purim, equipped with hamantaschen and a Havdalah service.  We look forward to holding even more events next year!!!!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

What does UE Hillel have to offer?  Well, to name just a few things...
1. New friends!!!!
2. FREE FOOD!!!!
3. Jewish community at the collegiate level (in the Bible Belt of all places!!!)
4. Holiday events for the entire campus to enjoy (with FREE FOOD!!!!)
5. Bonding events with other Jews (with FREE FOOD!!!!)
6. A welcoming atmosphere at the local temple (they have FREE FOOD too!!!!).
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7. Memories to last through graduation!

Disclaimer: The "FREE FOOD" mentioned above refers to cultural Jewish food (aka: Jew food) such as latkes, hamantaschen, matzah, etc., as well as regular foods like candy and pizza.  Like Jews everywhere, here in Evansville, we love food and fun!!!!