Tacos and Torah: Special Guest Teach from SVARA at Base Hillel
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

Tacos and Torah: Special Guest Teach from SVARA at Base Hillel

Join us for a special Tacos and Torah with Monica Gomery of SVARA on Finding the "Queer" in Queer Torah

Gender-fluid patriarchs, two-headed babies, and rabbis spying on other rabbis having sex?! How do queer experiences, people, and lenses open up the Jewish tradition in new ways? We'll explore different strategies for reading our sources queerly. Come study midrashim, rabbinic tales, and stories from Chumash, revealing the queerness alive within the texts and within ourselves. 
- All identities and levels of familiarity with both text study and queerness are welcome!

Come to this evening of learning over vegetarian tacos to get a taste of SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva and then join us on March 4 for an exciting, immersive afternoon of SVARA & Base learning!

Rabbi Mónica Gomery is a poet, a Talmud teacher, and the Associate Director of SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva. She builds queer Jewish community locally in Chicago and nationally through SVARA’s bet midrash learning, and is so grateful and excited to get to know the Base community at Tacos and Torah.

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Recent Alum Shabbat at Base Hillel
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Recent Alum Shabbat at Base Hillel

Calling all alumni of the classes of 2015, '16 and '17! Silverstein Base Hillel is partnering with Chicago Young Leadership Division (YLD) to invite recent alumni to the second annual home cooked Shabbat dinner to reunite with college friends and make new Chicago friends! 
All class of 2017 grads are invited for a pre-dinner reception at 6 pm!
Space is limited so sign up here: 
https://apps.juf.org/registration/registration.aspx?eid=72

Host Committee:
Eitan Katz, University of Michigan
Max Grad, University of Chicago
Bryan Rosenberg, Northwestern University
Michelle Gould, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Katherine Vargas, Brandeis University
Miles Kurtz, Northwestern University
Brian Stone, Loyola University
Steffie Drucker, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Robbie Schnitzer, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Sara Chinsky, DePaul University
Sydney Ellison, Indiana University

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Morning Yoga at Base Hillel
Jan
21
10:00 AM10:00

Morning Yoga at Base Hillel

Join students and young adults for a morning Yoga class led by the wonderful Molly Sender. Everyone is welcome regardless of level of experience- Molly will provide various options for poses catering to all levels! Class will go from 10-11 am, and we invite you to stick around for light snacks and smoothies. This class is BYO Mat or towel
Space is limited: Register to reserve your spot. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeozaEFABLmdeH5dcmoT7-EF_9fghqZ_fqEmffmuy7U_hgUmA/viewform?usp=sf_link

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JLF Art Gallery Opening at Base Hillel
Jan
28
5:00 PM17:00

JLF Art Gallery Opening at Base Hillel

Come join the Fall 2017 JLF Arts and Judaism Class for a night of visual, audio, and performative art that explores how their Judaism inspires their artistry. These thirteen students have been working hard over the past months and are excited to share their works with all of you. Light appetizers will be provided!

Works by
Cal Walker 
Monica Hirsch 
Lev Caruso 
Zoe Levin
Shelley Davis
Lily Simon
Ellen Geis
Nathan Moncrieff
Evan Weissman
Ariel Freeman
Noa Billick
Brita Hunegs

Daniella Drapatsky

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Give Back with Base and MCH!
Feb
11
12:00 PM12:00

Give Back with Base and MCH!

Join Metro Chicago Hillel and Silverstein Base Hillel in giving back to the local community on Sunday, February 11th from 12-3pm! Everyone is invited to participate in a variety of projects including food preparation, hygiene bag assembly, and more to benefit our local community! Lunch will be served and students from around the Chicago area are welcome! More info will be shared as this event approaches. #Giveback

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Harry Potter Hanukkah Shabbat at Base Hillel
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Harry Potter Hanukkah Shabbat at Base Hillel

This interactive Shabbat dinner will be modeled after Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’s Tri-Wizard Tournament! Compete in Shabbat-friendly minute-to-win-it activities to earn points for your school and emerge as victors, while enjoying a delicious meal and our Hillel community at Base!
There will be a short musical service at 5:30 and dinner will begin by 6:30!

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Harry Potter Hanukkah Did Jew See That at Base Hillel
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Harry Potter Hanukkah Did Jew See That at Base Hillel

Join us for a Silverstein Base Hillel and Hillel at Loyola movie night in celebration of ‘A Harry Potter Hanukkah!’ Together, we’ll explore themes shared by both Harry Potter and Hanukkah, followed by a Harry Potter movie screening of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

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Levine Hillel Center Combatting Anti Semitism with Lara Wellerstein at UIC
Nov
29
3:00 PM15:00

Levine Hillel Center Combatting Anti Semitism with Lara Wellerstein at UIC

In America last year following the election, there was a huge rise anti semitism even on UIC's campus. Join us for a discussion, led by Lara Wellerstein, Assistant Regional Director for the Anti-Defamation League, as she explains the difference between anti semitism and anti Zionism.

Light refreshments will be served

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Base Hillel Tacos and Torah: Vayishlach
Nov
27
12:30 PM12:30

Base Hillel Tacos and Torah: Vayishlach

After an almost month long hiatus, Tacos and Torah is back! Join us for the classic vegetarian taco bar and for stimulating conversation about one of the most fascinating Torah portions in the Bible (and no I don't say that about all of them)- see how we got the name Israel, witness family drama, and examine why sometimes the "right" choice is the hardest one to make. All are welcome!

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A Harry Potter Hanukkah at Loyola
Nov
27
to Dec 1

A Harry Potter Hanukkah at Loyola

  • Loyola University, Damen Student Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Hillel at Loyola and the rest of the Metro Chicago Hillel community for an amazing week of events that combine Harry Potter and a pre-Hanukkah celebration!! Contact Hannah with any questions! 

A Harry Potter Hanukkah Miracle
11/27 from 12-2pm at Damen Tables
Learn about Hanukkah, take a photo in our photo booth celebrating A Harry Potter Hanukkah, and answer the prompt, “Tell your story: What miracles are in your life?”

An Exploration of Light
11/28 from 1-4pm in Damen 213
Stop by for a couple of minutes to be part of this interactive museum-style exhibit that will give you the opportunity to explore art, video clips, and text surrounding the theme of light, while also contributing to a piece of art at the end of the exhibit!

Hanukkah and the Deathly Hallows
11/29 from 3-4pm in Damen 213
Join Jewish Life Associate, Hannah Bloomberg, in order to delve into Harry Potter’s Deathly Hallows and the places they’re echoed in Jewish tradition.

Did Jew See That: Harry Potter Hanukkah Edition
11/29 from 7-9:30pm at Silverstein Base Hillel
Together, we’ll explore themes shared by both Harry Potter and Hanukkah, followed by a Harry Potter movie screening of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. (Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/131325080974197/)

Wand and Menorah Making
12/1 from 11am-1pm in Damen 216
Come and make your own wand or menorah, while we look at the importance of symbols in Judaism and Harry Potter. Latkes and butterbeer will be provided!!!!

Harry Potter Hanukkah Shabbat
12/1 starting at 6pm at Silverstein Base Hillel
This interactive Shabbat dinner will be modeled after Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’s Tri-Wizard Tournament! Compete in Shabbat-friendly minute-to-win-it activities to earn points for your school and emerge as victors, while enjoying a delicious meal and our Hillel community. (RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1383302861797816/)

Movie Night
12/4 from 7-9:30pm at Sloane's Apartment
Join us for pizza, popcorn, fun, and a Harry Potter movie night with friends!

Check out the Facebook event or email Hannah for more info.

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USY Alumni Shabbat at Base Hillel
Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

USY Alumni Shabbat at Base Hillel

IC is in the air as it will be taking place in Chicago this December!
Join Chicago based USY alumni for a beautiful kabbalat shabbat and dinner at Silverstein Base Hillel in Lincoln Park.

Kabbalat Shabbat will begin at 6p (bring your own siddur please)
Dinner will begin at 7p

Address will be sent out a few days before the event.
Please note that this is a 21+ event

Registration is mandatory. Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/GwZgpddQ5s7gnXOM2

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Eli Talks: An Evening of Jewish Millennial Voices at Silverstein Base Hillel
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Eli Talks: An Evening of Jewish Millennial Voices at Silverstein Base Hillel

An Evening of Jewish Millennial Voices
Thursday November 16th 7- 9 PM
Silverstein Base Hillel and Eli Talks are coming together to bring Jewish Millennial voices to the stage! You are invited to an evening of inspired Jewish ideas as young adults throughout Chicago share their stories and wisdom!
5:30 PM- Friendsgiving themed dinner for students and speakers with all of your favorite thanksgiving foods!
7-9 PM Join us in Base Hillel's living room for the taping of a variety of short Eli Talks (Jewish themed Ted-style talks)

In order to attend, please register here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdv4kFnupcg1WQVA_G7H7bk8RBuuyCm_pj4G0HrYmlv3VX1oA/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Friendsgiving Dinner at Base Hillel
Nov
16
5:30 PM17:30

Friendsgiving Dinner at Base Hillel

Tis the season for friends and thanks
It's a meal of comfort so bring sweatpants not spanks
5:30 pm is the time we gather
There will be plenty of turkey and veg options if you rather
Campuses together no matter how far
If you ask him nicely Jonah will bring his guitar
Emily and Evan will bring the troops from UIC and the Loop
DePaul and Loyola will help round out the group
Megan and Paige will cook up a storm
Anna and Hannah will help make the house warm.
Rachel and Sammi will make sure we can afford dinner
And if you all come Charles will feel like a winner
Help make Yoni's first thanksgiving grand
At the best friendsgiving dinner in the land
Megan and Anna are out of rhymes
So come on over to Base for the best of times!
(Yes this is a poem written circa 2016 with a few names changed, please forgive us)
Also after dinner stick around for An Evening of Jewish Millennial Voicesand hear your peers share some words with the comedic styling of Charles Cohen interspersed! Michael Adato Emily Einhorn Andrew Tamarkin

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Hillel Chevruta: Cookie Crafts at Levine Hillel
Nov
16
11:30 AM11:30

Hillel Chevruta: Cookie Crafts at Levine Hillel

Join MCH and the Newman Center to decorate sugar cookies!
Fill out this interest form to let us know you will be joining in on the fun!https://goo.gl/forms/HyiEySetBtqWkp8k1

Hillel Chevruta Information: 
Every week, usually on Thursdays, come to the Levine Hillel Center (unless otherwise noted) for a fun and stress-relieving activity! 

These events will vary in activity but all be very fun! This will also continue next semester so stay tuned for those dates!

Milestones:
If you come to...

1 Hillel Chevruta Event- you get..... a Laptop Sticker
5 Hillel Chevruta Events- you get.... a MCH Travel Mug
10 Hillel Chevruta Events- you get.... a Hillel Chevruta Dry Fit T-shirt
15 Hillel Chevruta Events- you get.... a MCH Fleece


If you have any questions or comments, email: 
emily@metrochicagohillel.org

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Anti-Semitism and Intersectionality: Getting Beyond the Jargon at Silverstein Base Hillel
Nov
12
2:00 PM14:00

Anti-Semitism and Intersectionality: Getting Beyond the Jargon at Silverstein Base Hillel

Sunday November 12th, 2- 5 PM @ Silverstein Base Hillel
Please join Silverstein Base Hillel and Mishkan for a hands-on, engaging learning opportunity on the topic of antisemitism. Co-facilitated by Rabbi Megan GoldMarche (Silverstein Base Hillel), Rabbi Lauren Henderson (Mishkan Chicago), and Stephanie Goldfarb (Director of Youth Philanthropy & Engagement at JUF) this three-hour workshop is designed to provide participants with:
- a short overview of the history of antisemitism
- illustrations of how antisemitism can look and feel similarly and differently in today's political climate
- what the deal is with "intersectionality," why you keep hearing about it, and how it is both useful and limiting in social justice work
- space for participants to share and process personal experiences with other folks who care (and might have similar experiences too!)
- tools and resources we can all use to start thinking critically about the communities to which we belong and with which we identify

While this topic is relevant to Jews of all ages, this particular workshop is geared toward younger folks (20s and 30s). BUT, we are definitely hoping to expand our reach soon!
Space Limited! Register at; https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwCqYk0PoG8y-zPy2hntw4NeoNpL8KQZiIBGo9oD8_Fzy8Fg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Questions? Email goldfarb.stephanie@gmail.com

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Hillel Chevruta: Bananas Berries and Bootcamp at Levine Hillel
Nov
9
12:00 PM12:00

Hillel Chevruta: Bananas Berries and Bootcamp at Levine Hillel

Come to the kickoff of Hillel Chevruta! Join MCH and a personal trainer for an hour filled with fun, sweat, bananas, and berries. 
Fill out this interest form to let us know you will be joining in on the fun!https://goo.gl/forms/HyiEySetBtqWkp8k1

Hillel Chevruta Information: 
Every week, usually on Thursdays, come to the Levine Hillel Center for a fun and stress-relieving activity! 

These events will vary in activity but all be very fun! This will also continue next semester so stay tuned for those dates!

Milestones:
If you come to...

1 Hillel Chevruta Event- you get..... a Laptop Sticker
5 Hillel Chevruta Events- you get.... a MCH Travel Mug
10 Hillel Chevruta Events- you get.... a Hillel Chevruta Dry Fit T-shirt
15 Hillel Chevruta Events- you get.... a MCH Fleece


If you have any questions or comments, email: 
emily@metrochicagohillel.org

Check out the Facebook event for more info.

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Tacos and Torah: Vayera
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

Tacos and Torah: Vayera

We are in the midst of the story of Abraham and these portions are packed with well known stories and lesser known tidbits that have defined the Jewish people's narrative for thousands of years!
Join us for Tacos and Torah over vegetarian tacos with all the fixings and stimulation conversation about this week's Torah portion and how it applies to our lives! 
This will be our last Tacos and Torah for a few weeks (11/9 join us for Alley Oop to Aliyah with David Goldstein at DePaul, 11/16 come to Silverstein Base Hillel for An Evening of Jewish Millennial Voices, and 11/23 we hope everyone has a gratitute filled Thanksgiving)! Tacos and Torah will be back November 30th!

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Build Your Professional Brand
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Build Your Professional Brand

Metro Chicago Hillel is pleased to welcome Susan Caplan, a ‘marketing yourself’ expert who helps students and young professionals gain a competitive edge in the job market. 

Remember, telling your story and marketing yourself to the real world doesn’t wait until after graduation. So be sure to join us and learn how to build your professional brand starting today!

Light refreshments will be served. This event will take place on the first floor of Silverstein Base Hillel

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