October 25, 2012
Posted in Student Life
By Gabrielle Bloch
Last Saturday night, students gathered together in Asbury Circle to mark the separation between Shabbat and the rest of the week in a beautiful ceremony called Havdallah. I, coming from Camp Ramah, was very familiar with this ritual and was excited to experience it in a new way here at Emory. I enjoyed singing along and connecting to the people around me, but what was most thrilling for me to see was all the students, Jews and non-Jews alike, coming together in a circle to put their arms around each other and sway to the melody of the prayer. After the flame of the Havdallah candle was extinguished, everyone stayed to drink delicious hot cocoa, the first taste of the new week. It was truly special to be a part of an experience so unifying and spirited.
October 22, 2012
By Ovadia Harary
October 2nd 2012-Shakes in the Sukkah was an event sponsored by Hillel and the Muslim Student Association (MSA). The event was hosted at Hillel’s Sukkah outside of Cannon Chapel and brought together both Jewish and Muslim students. The students were challenged to answer trivia about each other’s religion and this ensured that students of the different student groups interacted. Delicious chocolate, vanilla, and cookie dough milk shakes were enjoyed in the sukkah. The warm atmosphere, interesting conversations and delicious shakes made for a great night!
October 18, 2012
By Katie Fishbein
Harvest Fest is an inter-religious arts celebration of the Harvest, sponsored in part by Hillel at Emory. Under the light of the moon, artists ranging from rappers to acapella singers performed for an intimate crowd gathered by the Sukkah. I had a great time performing with ChaiTunes, one of Emory’s acapella groups, and an even better time listening to the unique styles of the other artists. As we sat together, listened together, and of course ate together, we felt the true spirit of the Harvest season. HarvestFest broke through our separate religious and cultural identities and united us in a way that only art can.
October 03, 2012
Dear Emory Families,
We warmly invite you to Hillel at Emory for a special Family Shabbat on Friday and Saturday, October 26th and 27th, co-sponsored by Jodi and Evan Krame, parents of Sarah ('13).
During the Family Weekend, we have several activities scheduled at Emory Hillel especially for you.
Friday, October 26Friday Night Services (student led): 6:30 pm
Shabbat Meal: 7:30 pm. To register for the dinner, please click here
Guest Speaker (TBA): 8:30 pm
Saturday, October 27Join us for a Shabbat Afternoon Class, Monsters and the Bible, at 3:00 pm at Hillel
Parent's Council (please join us!): 3:30 pm at Hillel
This program is brought to you in conjunction with Emory University and Emory University Family Association. For more information, please click here
If you would like to co-sponsor the Family Shabbat meal, please click here or contact Jennifer Harris at
Ali Greenwald,Hillel Board member, and her parents
On behalf of the Jewish students at Emory, I look forward to seeing you and celebrating Shabbat with your family.
Russ ShulkesDirector of Hillel at Emory University
September 06, 2012
By Josh Rapkin
My experience on Hillel's White Water rafting trip on the Ocoee River was unforgettable. I was able to meet many new kids and bond with them about our Jewish backgrounds and plans for college. After our Hillel group met at the meeting location, we shared a delicious bagel lunch and got ready to board the buses headed for the river. Eventually, we arrived at the site, and began our descent down the Ocoee River.
Although I was nervous to embark on my first ever white water rafting trip, my fears were quickly assuaged by our calming tour-guide J.T. From the first rapid we conquered, I had a blast traveling down the Ocoee River with friends that I will likely have for a long time. Some of the most exciting moments of the journey came when my group was just traveling down the river, rowing and talking about life. I honestly could not be more happy that I went on the Hillel Rafting trip, and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone interested in making new friends and having an amazing day of adventure! Can't wait til next year's trip!
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