Eblast 10/29/18

Processing this Weekend
TODAY, 11-3pm, Wilder 216
In the wake of this weekend's tragedy, we in the Jewish community need to make space for community care and processing. Rabbi Megan and Talia will be in Wilder 216 from 11-3pm with tissues, snacks, and listening ears. Come to talk or just to sit with others. Let us find comfort in each other. If you want to talk any other time, please reach out to us: and/or
Early Voting
Need a ride for early voting? We are offering rides to the Lorain County Board of Elections: 10/29 @ 2pm, 10/30 @10:30am, 10/31 @ 3pm, and 11/1 @ 11:30am. Email to RSVP for a seat - it's first come, first serve.
Hebrew Table
Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm, Stevie

Come to Hebrew Table, meeting in Stevie by the salad bar. All levels are welcome! If you don't have a meal swipe, let the door monitors know and you will sign in on their list. If you have any questions, please contact Rabbi Megan ( or Prof. Sam Shonkoff (
Community Lunch
Tuesdays, 12:15-1:15pm, Wilder 216
This Tuesday, join together for lunch with friends in the Jewish community. Open to all!
Shabbat Service and Dinner: Voting Shabbat
Fridays, 5:30-8pm, Kosher-Halal Coop
Join together for a community-filled Shabbat experience, starting with student-led services at 5:30pm. This will be followed by a delicious dinner of pizza and sushi at 7pm. This week will be themed around voting and we will be adding in some special prayers and discussion around the Shabbat table.
Weekly Parsha Discussion Group
Nov. 3, 4-5pm, Wilder 216
Come and read the section of the Torah assigned to this week as well as commentaries, old and new. Let’s figure out together what this portion means - spiritually, ethically, morally, literally, and allegorically. All backgrounds welcome! All texts will be in English. 
Baking with Hillel
Nov. 4, 1:30-3pm, Lewis House

We will be making chocolate balls - a fun and tasty Israeli dessert. Come to eat good food, get your hands dirty, and chill with the community. Please RSVP here so we know how much to buy! 
Talk with General Mansour abu Rashid
Nov. 6, 12:20-1:15pm, Wilder 101

Over lunch, General Mansour, chairman of the Amman Center for Peace and Development, will share and take questions about the cross-border agricultural work that the Amman Center has done with Israeli farmers around Red Palm Weevil Detection, Barn Owl Pesticide Control, and more. 

There will be vegetarian lunch from Aladdin's. 
Poll Party
Nov. 6, 4-7pm, The 'Sco
Come out to celebrate voting and get some inspiration to vote! There will be free pizza and desserts, fancy raffle prizes, and ~live music~! Not sure who to vote for or how? No problem! Stop by for a voter guide as well as information about voting requirements. If you want to download a copy of our voter guide to peruse before the election, you can find it here.
Other Announcements
College Truckers Opportunities
College Truckers, a student-run college storage and moving company, is giving away a $2,000 scholarship to a hard working college student. The application is very short and won't take more than 10 minutes to complete. The link to the application can be found here. Additionally, they have a paid internship opportunity available. If this sounds like something you may be interested in, go ahead and fill out the form on their website here.
Become a KAHAL Global Ambassador!
Are you a leader? Become a KAHAL Global Ambassador in your host city—join the local community, meet other Jews studying abroad, gain leadership skills, and host your own events! This year’s cohort will attend the Global Ambassador Orientation Seminar in Jerusalem from January 6-10, 2009. KAHAL is looking for student leaders going abroad to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Dublin, Florence, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Rome, Sydney, Semester at Sea, or Tel Aviv. Check out the Global Ambassador Spring 2019 Application!
This eBlast is provided as a service of Oberlin College Hillel in support of thriving pluralistic Jewish life on campus.  We welcome all groups and individuals to contribute. 
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