Don't Just Stand There: Holocaust Remembrance at Loyola
Apr
24
5:00 pm17:00

Don't Just Stand There: Holocaust Remembrance at Loyola

  • Damen Student Center, MPR South

If you are a bystander and witness a crime, should intervention to prevent that crime be a legal obligation? Or is moral responsibility enough? Join us, Loyola's History Department, Sociology Department, and Peace Studies Program on Holocaust Remberance Day as we hear Amos Guiora discuss his new novel “The Crime of Complicity". Dr. Guiora will address these profound questions and the bystander-victim relationship from a deeply personal and legal perspective, focusing on the Holocaust and then exploring cases in contemporary society. He shares the experiences of his parents and grandparents during the Holocaust and examines sexual assault cases at Vanderbilt and Stanford and other crimes where bystanders chose not to intervene. 

Dr. Guiora will be speaking on these topics, the process of writing his 9th book, and time will also be given for audience questions. Free snacks and refreshments will be served. Dr. Guiora’s new novel will also be for sale.

For more information see here.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Event
Apr
24
7:00 pm19:00

Holocaust Remembrance Day Event

  • DePaul Univeristy Student Center, Room 120

Join us this Yom HaShoah to meet Holocaust survivor Jack Adler of the film Surviving Skokie who experienced Nazi concentration camps, and learn about brave Christian graduate students at the University of Munich who risked their lives in the name of humanity, called the White Rose. To register on-line see: depaulwhiterose2017.eventbrite.com

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Educ. Center along with DePaul Ministry, Chabad Lincoln Park, Jewish Law & Judaic Studies plus Metro Chicago Hillel, are part of this journey. To
commemorate student resistance, led by Christian graduate students, we'll distribute 2,000 white roses on Yom HaShoah at DePaul.

Surviving Skokie HD trailer:
https://www.survivingskokiemovie.org/trailer

The Search For The White Rose trailer:
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/whiterose

Complimentary Parking in Sheffield Garage
For directions call the DePaul Student Center at 773-325-7400
For program information call Lauren Esula at 312-624-6724

The morning of the 24th we are distributing 2,000 white roses at the DePaul University Student Center in commemoration of Yom HaShoah. We are looking for volunteers to help with the distribution, and to prepare the roses the day before! Please click the following link to sign up: bit.ly/ChicagoWhiteRose

For more information see here.

Closing Shabbat at UIC
Apr
28
6:00 pm18:00

Closing Shabbat at UIC

  • Levine Hillel Center

It's hard to believe, but it's already that time of year. Soon summer break will be starting and our seniors will be leaving us. Join us for our final Shabbat at UIC, and a chance to sendoff our seniors at UIC, Columbia, and students in the loop (don't worry DePaul and Loyola, you'll have your own chance). 
We'll have delicious food, inspirational words, and some fun before finals begin.

For more information see here.


Base Hillel's Day of Health
Apr
23
9:00 am09:00

Base Hillel's Day of Health

  • Silverstein Base Hillel

10am NAMASTE Yoga with Molly Sender
11am LOVE SOME SMOOTHIES Homemade smoothies
11:30am COOKING WITH CHEF JAKE Our very own Jake Beckert will give a shakshuka cooking demo, AND you can enjoy it afterwards.
1pm KNIT FOR A CURE Learn how to knit itty bitty caps for patients in the NICU at Lurie Children's Hospital
1:30p Life Coach session with Liz Traines
2:30pm KICKBALL FOR ALL! Join us at Jonquil Park (corner of Lincoln and Wrightwood) for a fun ol game of kickball. No skill required, only the ability to have fun.
6p-8p Sexual Assault Dialogue (registration required)

While you are here, learn about and join the bone marrow registry, do a genetic test, drink lots of water, snack on healthy food, and just take the day to focus on you.

RSVP here for 1 or all of the events: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7bQtqF1U5QRHtlGa6fI9rLzm0fXiePXvo8dzcGv3-GPLubQ/viewform

For more information see here.

Weekend of Excellence Shabbat at Loyola
Apr
21
6:00 pm18:00

Weekend of Excellence Shabbat at Loyola

  • Klarcheck Information Commons

Join Hillel at Loyola for its LAST SHABBAT DINNER of the year!! During this very special Shabbat, we will honor those students who had leadership positions in Hillel this year, as well as recognize other change-makers and leaders we are lucky to know! 

6pm: Shabbat "Service"/Discussion, 4th floor IC
6:45pm: Shabbat Dinner, 4th floor IC
7:45pm: Post-Dinner Israel Discussion (INVITE ONLY)


During this dinner, we will also be joined by a small group of high school students from the area who are intersted in learning about Jewish life in college. Please feel free to sit with them and give them your perspective!

For more information see here

Hillel Hangout: Karts and Karaoke at DePaul
Apr
20
3:00 pm15:00

Hillel Hangout: Karts and Karaoke at DePaul

  • DePaul University Student Center

Swing by the Jewish Life Space this Thursday between 3-5pm (3rd floor of the Student Center Room 340)! We'll play Mario Kart, have karaoke, snacks, and be taking a break from our busy week.

For more information see here

 

Passover Seder at Base Hillel
Apr
10
6:30 pm18:30

Passover Seder at Base Hillel

  • Silverstein Base Hillel

Join Base Hillel for a Passover Seder this year! 
First night (Monday, April 10th) is open to all Metro Chicago Hillel students and will begin at 6:30 PM
The Seder will be interactive and open to all levels of Passover experience! 

Sign up required to attend the Seder! Sign up here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf5OrFeU8ZLL6XjcFgJNypBkTM9tZ4eZIBUwUp0ym0lMyDslw/viewform

Passover Seder at Loyola University
Apr
10
6:00 pm18:00

Passover Seder at Loyola University

  • Loyola Campus Ministry Suite (in the Damen Student Center)

Join Hillel at Loyola for the first night of Passover by experiencing a traditional (with an egalitarian, experiential, FUN twist!) Passover seder in Loyola's Campus Ministry suite. 

All are welcome. 
This seder is free. A full dinner will be served. 
Please view the Facebook event and click "Attending" to confirm your attendance.

 

MCH Shabbat at Columbia
Apr
7
6:00 pm18:00

MCH Shabbat at Columbia

  • Columbia College Chicago

Join us this Friday for a delicious Shabbat dinner! Wonderful food and good friends, what more could you ask for!

Tacos and Torah: Special Passover Edition- New Location!
Apr
6
6:30 pm18:30

Tacos and Torah: Special Passover Edition- New Location!

  • 939 West Montana Street Unit 3 Chicago, IL, 60614 United States

Join us for a special pre-Passover edition of Tacos and Torah featuring pizza (gotta get it in before Passover) and a new host! We will meet at Abigail Kayman's apartment at 939 W Montana St Unit 3, there will be plenty of pizza and other snacks and Passover themed Torah talk!

Passover Lunch and Learn at IIT
Apr
5
12:50 pm12:50

Passover Lunch and Learn at IIT

  • Illinois Institute of Technology

With Passover just around the corner, come join us for a little learning about the holiday. Rabbi Megan will be joining us and there will be some snacks too!

Mega Israel Shabbat!
Mar
31
6:30 pm18:30

Mega Israel Shabbat!

  • Silverstein Base Hillel

Join Metro Chicago Hillel for our biggest Shabbat of the year, Mega Israel Shabbat! Whether you grew up in Israel or know almost nothing about it, you won’t want to miss this delicious dinner. Each table will have a different theme, vote for your favorites in the poll. We’re trying to get over 100 students there, can you help us reach our goal? 

5:30 Optional Services
6:30 Dinner

Fill out this form to reserve your spot!

Wear your Shabbos Best (a little nicer than normal Shabbat clothes)

Chicago Israel Week!
Mar
31
Apr 7

Chicago Israel Week!

Chicago Israel Week kick off with Mega Israel Shabbat on Friday, March 31st at 6:30 pm at Silverstein Base Hillel and goes through Friday, April 7th with events happening all over the city! View the Chicago Israel Week Facebook page for more information.

Educational Mock Mitzvah Ceremony at Loyola
Mar
30
6:00 pm18:00

Educational Mock Mitzvah Ceremony at Loyola

  • McCormick Lounge in Coffey Hall at Loyola University

On Thursday, March 30th SAVE THE DATE
Please help Tanya Bradley to celebrate
Come to McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall
She's looking forward to seeing you all
Becoming a Bat Mitzvah, such a special day
Reading from the Torah..learning the Jewish way
There will even be an Oneg after, along with lots of fun laughter!

Want to see what a Bat Mitzvah is like? Then come join Hillel at Loyola to help celebrate Jewish Education Week on campus with a (sort of) real Bat Mitzvah. Our president will be going through all the rituals of reading from the Torah, having a naming ceremony, and more! We will be explaining each aspect of a traditional Bat Mitzvah, but in a condensed version. Think of it as a Spark Notes version of a Bat Mitzvah! 
Be sure not to miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Annelies: A Holocaust Remembrance Concert
Mar
26
3:00 pm15:00

Annelies: A Holocaust Remembrance Concert

  • Mundelein Auditorium

Loyola’s University Chorale and Chamber Choir, along with Bella Voce Camerata, unite to perform James Whitbourn’s Annelies, a full-length choral setting of Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl. Accompanying the students will be faculty clarinetist Cory Tiffin, soprano Erica Schuller, and the Grammy-nominated Lincoln Trio. Additional choral works will be performed by Loyola’s Women’s Chorus and Senn Arts Advanced Chorus. The concert will be preceded by a talk featuring guest Holocaust survivor Aaron Elster at 2:00 PM. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Loyola University Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Metro Chicago Hillel, Illinois Holocaust Museum, Loyola Campus Ministry, and the Gannon Center.

Shabbat at Loyola in Honor of "Annelies"
Mar
24
6:00 pm18:00

Shabbat at Loyola in Honor of "Annelies"

  • Damen Student Center, MPR North

We invite you to join us in this traditional Shabbat dinner that is being held in honor of the "Annelies" performance for Holocaust Education Weekend at Loyola. We thank all the Loyola chorus students who have spent the entire semester preparing for this meaningful performance. Their dedication to bringing Anne Frank's "Diary of a Young Girl" to life is truly heartwarming.

Everyone is invited. Dinner will be in Damen MPR North. Please click HERE for more information and to RSVP. 

L'Dor V'Dor Volunteering Week 6
Mar
22
2:00 pm14:00

L'Dor V'Dor Volunteering Week 6

  • TBD

Join MCH for its sixth session of L'Dor V'Dor, a new initiative made possible thanks to the Ezra Alumni Fellowship, that connects college students to the Jewish elderly through conversation, games, art, music, and more. 

Transportation costs are covered. Light snacks are provided at the end of each session. Email Anna at Anna@metrochicagohillel.org to RSVP.

 

Jewish Relationships and Marriage Session 2
Mar
22
12:00 pm12:00

Jewish Relationships and Marriage Session 2

  • Damen Student Center Room 214

Join Rabbi Zev Kahn for the second session of his workshop (WITH LUNCH PROVIDED!) about Jewish dating, relationships, and marriage. 

Noon-1pm in Damen 214!
Everyone is welcome.

Golden Shabbat at UIC
Mar
17
6:30 pm18:30

Golden Shabbat at UIC

  • Levine Hillel Center

Come join us for a student led Golden Shabbat before we part ways for break. Dinner will be at 6:30. 
Come at 5:30 if you want to help set up.
Hope to see you there!!

Purim Learning Session with Rabbi Megan at Loyola
Mar
15
1:00 pm13:00

Purim Learning Session with Rabbi Megan at Loyola

  • Damen Student Center, Hillel Suite 241

Join us in the Hillel lounge, Suite 241, for delicious lunch and learning with Rabbi Megan GoldMarche! 

Did you know there is a commandment on Purim to get so intoxicated that you won't be able to tell the difference between the good guy and the bad guy in the Purim story? Come hear what this commandment has to do with today's polarized society, drinking, and more.

Purim Lunch and Learn at UIC
Mar
14
12:30 pm12:30

Purim Lunch and Learn at UIC

  • Levine Hillel Center

Join us for lunch where we will be learning about the story of Purim. Bring your appetite and get ready to hear about the heroic story of the holiday of Purim. We can't wait to see you there!

Did Jew See That? Jews in Television and Film at Base Hillel
Mar
13
7:00 pm19:00

Did Jew See That? Jews in Television and Film at Base Hillel

  • Silverstein Base Hillel

Yiddish words have become commonplace in scripts, and Jewish themes in media have made us laugh, cry, and wonder.

We'll spend this first meetup watching clips from shows, and discuss, over popcorn and pop (soda), what makes them just so Jewish?

Paige will be working with Monica Hirsch from Columbia to make this night educational and fun!
Pop-themed snacks provided, sweatpants optional. 

Shabbat 100 at DePaul
Mar
10
4:30 pm16:30

Shabbat 100 at DePaul

  • DePaul Student Center Room 314 A-B

Come join us for our annual Shabbat 100! We are so excited for this years event and for all of the Jewish students and organizations to come together and celebrate. 

4:30-5:15-Appetizers, mock-tails, music, pictures, and more! 
5:32-Candle lighting
5:52-Shabbat begins! Light service
6:00-Dinner, desserts, and more!

Please RSVP @ http://tinyurl.com/shabbatdepaul

Let us know if you have any questions. We can't wait!

Sincerely, 

DePaul Jewish Life
DePaul Chabad
DePaul Hillel
DePaul Aepi

Metro Chicago Hillel Purim Celebration at Base!
Mar
9
6:30 pm18:30

Metro Chicago Hillel Purim Celebration at Base!

  • Silverstein Base Hillel

Purim is a holiday that celebrates the world turned upside down! An orphan becomes queen, a lowly Jew rises to power in Persia, and the kings' right hand man is hung on the gallows! 

This crazy story will come to life at Base Hillel on Thursday March 9th starting with triangle shaped dinner in celebration of Haman's three sided hat (think Pizza, tortilla chips, and anything else Chloe can find!), a bit of Purim study followed by hamentaschen baking with Paige, a chance to make bags of goodies to give to friends (mishloach manot), and an opportunity to give to those in need (an important Purim mitzvah) by giving donations to a variety of local organizations (please come with either $3-5 cash/change or a can of food).

If you have triangle shaped food requests let us know!

Cooking with Food Network's Winning Chef Stephanie Goldfarb
Mar
7
5:30 pm17:30

Cooking with Food Network's Winning Chef Stephanie Goldfarb

  • Silverstein Base Hillel

Join Food Network’s winning Chef Stephanie Goldfarb for a Jewish cooking class at Base Hillel! We will be making two types of knish + soup and salad. Come learn to make food, or just come to enjoy the meal! Learn more about Stephanie and her connection to the Chicago Jewish community here

Spots are first come, first serve for Metro Chicago Hillel students, and if there are spaces open the week prior to the event, we will open registration to all! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND AS SPOTS ARE LIMITED!
Register and indicate if you will be arriving at 5:30p to take the cooking class and/or 7p to partake and learn about the connection between Judaism and food. 
Register for the event HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

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SAIC Purim Celebration: Exploring Esther
Mar
7
4:00 pm16:00

SAIC Purim Celebration: Exploring Esther

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Come join Hillel at SAIC to celebrate Purim with some learning and good treats (there will be hamentashen and pizza!) 
Rabbi Seth will be joinging us to explore some of the themes of the Purim story. Can't wait to see you there!