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.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


What is it exactly that we do at Hillel, well here is what we plan to do this quarter:

TUESDAY 10/7- Falafel and Movie Night (SC)

Falafel? What? Where? Come and Snack on one of Israel's greatest natural resources (at least it felt like it grew on trees while I was in Israel). While you are stuffing your face with delicious food, we will be having our annual showing of everyone's favorite Israeli movie....Walk On Water.


Plan on going on Birthright soon? Want to impress your friends with a little hebrew? Just want to learn a little hebrew for fun? We will have a professional Hebrew teacher come to Hillel to teach us some basic Hebrew. Snacks will be provided.

F 10/17- Shabbat Dinner (SC)

Interactive Shabbat Dinner? Who has ever heard of such a thing, OY VEY what a Shanda! Learn to cook easy versions of Shabbat Dinner favorites.

T 10/21- Night out on Bellingham (Meet at Shalom Center)

Join Hillel for a night out. We will be starting out at the shalom center with some snacks, then we will take the bus downtown to go bowling, after bowling a few frames, we will end at the Cobra Lounge Hookah Bar. You might ask, "isn't that going to be really expensive for me, the average Western Student?"...don't worry, the only thing you need to pay close attention to when the event is going to take place. (BRING SOCKS SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO BUY ANY)

T 10/28- TBA

T 11/4- Kristallnacht Program (SC)

Hillel will be meeting this evening to learn about and hold discussion on the topic of Kristallnacht. We will be having a guest speaker come to talk to us about the events that occured in Europe during Kristallnacht and how we can prevent them from ever happening again.

F 11/7- Shabbat Dinner (SC)

FREE SHABBAT DINNER!!!! this dinner will take place at the home of one of our generous board members. Enjoy a nice homecooked meal with all of your jewish friends. Please RSVP via facebook.

T 11/11- Jewish Jeopardy and Ice Cream Social (SC)

Join Quizmaster/Hillel President Max Stahlberg for a game of Jewish Jeopardy and and ice cream treats. There will be prizes for the team that wins...and ofcourse prizes for those who don't. Bring your competitive spirit and your thinking cap.

T 11/18- TBA

T 11/25- Interfaith Dinner with MSA and LSM (SC)

Join Hillel, the Muslim Student Association, the Luthern Student Ministries, the Bahai Student Association, and any other religious group for the second annual Interfaith dinner. Dinner will be potluck style with dishes from many cuisines. Please keep any dishes halal/kosher style (i.e. no pork, no shellfish, no meat mixed with dairy).

T 12/2- Hanukah Party (SC)

Every Jew's favorite holiday is here, we will be having our infamous white elephant gift exchange as well as latkes, and other fried treats. Did you think I would forget to mention that we will be having some intense games of Dreidel?

F 12/5- End of Quarter Shabbat (SC)

Hang out with your favorite jews on campus one last time before you leave for break. don't forget, we will will have our famous going away gift bags stuffed with lots of goodies.