Thursday, August 13, 2009

Welcome to WWU!

If you are a new student at WWU, WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME!!!
If you are a returning student, we are so glad to have you back.

Hillel of WWU is kicking programming up a notch this year. Here are just a few things you can expect:

-Usual weekly social and educational events on Tuesdays
-More Shabbat dinners at Shalom Center
-Weekly Torah study on Thursday nights
-Holiday celebrations, including Yom Kippur services on campus. More information to come!
-Community service opportunities

See you in the New Year!

-Hillel WWU

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Student Leadership

The year is coming to a close (can you believe it?), and it is time to assemble a new student board for Hillel. I encourage you and your friends to consider a future as a student leader in Hillel of WWU. Opportunities in these positions range from meeting new people to deepening your sense of Jewish identity. Additionally, student leaders are often invited to partake in leadership conferences around the region, country, and world. As a graduate student who has been involved as a leader in Hillel for a few years now, I can personally testify that I have learned skills unique to my experiences in the organization. If you care about Hillel of WWU and enjoy attending the events, consider this opportunity. Remember, leadership can be big or small; formal or informal. Whatever your contribution, there is a place on the board for you.

Interested? Please email: or if you would like to correspond with me directly.


Monday, April 13, 2009


Need a kosher meal this Tuesday? Stop by Hillel where we will be making matzo from scratch and serving a meal that is delicious and entirely kosher for Passover. Give the salad bar in the dining halls a rest and join us for some home-cooked meal.

Thank you to all who helped with our Seder on Thursday night. It was a great success thanks to all of you!


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hillel Programming Survey

Happy Purim!

Please take a moment to complete this five-minute confidential survey for Hillel of WWU. We will use the results to inform our programming in the coming months. Participating in the survey gives you the opportunity to enter into a drawing for a $20.00 gift certificate at a restaurant of your choice.

Click Here to take survey


Monday, October 27, 2008


Hillel of WWU is having the greatest Nintendo WII party ever...(can't actually confirm this)...Join Hillel as we battle it out like total nerds. We will be having pizza, and tons of snacks. You can also sign up for our WII bowling tournament.

Monday, October 20, 2008


For any Jew at Western that is interested, Hillel will be giving an all expenses paid trip downtown to go bowling and chill at the Cobra Lounge. Everyone must be 18+ (I'm assuming everyone at Western meets that). Meet us at the Shalom Center for some food at 7:30, then we will leave via bus to the Bowling alley, we will play a few frames and then roll on over to the Cobra Lounge, Bellingham's only hookah bar...Did I mention its free....(Bring your WWU Bus Pass to cut out bus travel fees)...All you need to bring is yourself, and a pair of socks...unless you want to have to buy those awfully sexy socks at the bowling alley. If you can't meet at the Shalom Center @ 8:00 then just call Max Stahlberg (360-303-2914) and he will let you know how to get to wherever the group may be...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Need a place for Yom Kippur Services?

We have got you covered for all of your Yom Kippur needs. We have been cordially invited by the local synagogue, Congregation Beth Israel, to attend all of their services free of charge. If anyone is interested in going here is the schedule:

Wednesday, October 8th 7:30pm Kol Nidre Service (7:00)
Thursday, October 9th 9:30am Yom Kippur Morning Service (9:00)
Thursday, October 9th 1:30pm Yom Kippur Family Service
Thursday, October 9th 3:00pm Service of Restorative Prayer and Healing
Thursday, October 9th 4:00pm Afternoon Service, Yzkor & Ne'ilah (break the fast will be after Ne'ilah)*** (3:45)

The times in parentheses next to each service are the times we will be meeting at the Shalom Center (102 Highland Dr. across from the ridge) for transportation down to the services. If you require transportation please let us know ASAP so that we can have enough room to get everyone down there. To RSVP for transportation or for any other questions please email us at (note: If no one RSVPs then there will be no body to give you a ride at the Shalom center. Services without pickup times have no arranged transportation...but if you wish, they are very easy to get to via bus.

Finally, If you are driving yourself to these services the services will be at The Leopold which is located at 1224 Cornwall Ave.