Last Shabbat of the school year at Base
May
12
6:30 pm18:30

Last Shabbat of the school year at Base

  • Silverstein Base Hillel

Join us at Silverstein Base Hillel on Friday, May 12th at 6:30 for our LAST Shabbat of the school year! Bring your friends for a wonderful meal and great conversation -- dinner starts at 6:30!

Whirlyball with DePaul Hillel
May
12
1:45 pm13:45

Whirlyball with DePaul Hillel

  • Whirlyball

Join DePaul Hillel for an awesome Friday afternoon at Whirlyball! We’ll be playing the best game ever invented- think basketball combined with lacrosse on bumper cars. We have the court reserved from 2-3, but everyone coming needs to get there no later than 1:45 so we can check in and get the most games in as possible. Whirlyball is on us, but transportation is on you. There will, however, be a group meeting in the Jewish Life Space in the DePaul Student Center (2250 N Sheffield Ave) at 1:00 pm to coordinate rides/Ubers or to walk together depending on weather (only a short 25 minute walk from campus.) You must RSVP on the Facebook event to reserve your spot!

Tacos and Torah
May
11
6:30 pm18:30

Tacos and Torah

  • Silverstein Base Hillel

Fill up on your weekly dose of the torah portion and delicious tacos!

End of Year MCH Shabbat Dinner at Base Hillel
May
5
6:30 pm18:30

End of Year MCH Shabbat Dinner at Base Hillel

  • Silverstein Base Hillel

It's amazing that we hosted our first Metro Chicago Hillel Shabbat at Base just 8th months ago! Come celebrate an amazing year with home cooked food and old and new friends, send off our summer birthright crew and enjoy the start of summer!
Dinner will be followed by a special dessert hang out for the winter and summer birthright buses!

For more information see here

Tacos and Torah
May
4
6:30 pm18:30

Tacos and Torah

  • Silverstein Base Hillel

Get your weekly fix of Mexican food and meaningful conversation during Tacos and Torah at Base Hillel!
 

Pancake Breakfast at UIC
May
3
11:00 am11:00

Pancake Breakfast at UIC

  • Levine Hillel Center

Join us for the ultimate comfort food during finals: PANCAKES! Exams might be stressful, but pancakes solve everything. Bring yourself or bring your friends!

During finals week, we will be providing snacks everyday and have study tables upstairs for quiet studying. Good luck!

Israel Independence Day BBQ at Base
May
2
4:00 pm16:00

Israel Independence Day BBQ at Base

  • Silverstein Base Hillel

Join Metro Chicago Hillel for the first BBQ of the spring celebrating Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's 69th Independence Day, as Israelis do- with tons of BBQ foods, Israeli music, and Israeli snacks! 

For more information see here.

Study Break and Sandwich Making at DePaul
May
1
4:00 pm16:00

Study Break and Sandwich Making at DePaul

  • DePaul University Student Center, Jewish Life Space

Come take a much needed study break from midterms with Rabbi Megan! We’ll be making sandwiches to be donated to The Night Ministry. As always, we’ll have lots of snacks and lots of fun! We will be meeting in the Jewish Life Space (Room 340) at the DePaul Student Center.

For more see here.

Finals Week with Hillel at UIC
May
1
May 5

Finals Week with Hillel at UIC

  • Levine Hillel Center

Finals week: there's no way to avoid it. Luckily we are here to make this stressful time a little more enjorable. Snacks will be provided everyday and we will have study tables upstairs for those who need a quiet space to study.
Good luck to everyone on their finals!

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.

Tacos and Torah
Apr
27
6:30 pm18:30

Tacos and Torah

  • Silverstein Base Hillel

Get your weekly fix of Mexican food and meaningful conversation during Tacos and Torah at Base Hillel!

Art Night at UIC
Apr
25
3:30 pm15:30

Art Night at UIC

  • Levine Hillel Center

Come de-stress at Hillel with some art! Whether you're an experienced artist or can't even color inside the lines we'll have something for you. Canvas and paint, coloring books for adults, paper markers pencils-whatever you want! We'll also have plenty of snacks if you just want to hangout and eat!

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.

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.

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!