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UConn Hillel Newsletter

January 31 | Spring 2020



Save the Date!


Meme Shabbat

Friday, January 31


Super Bowl Watch Party

Sunday, February 2


Late Night for HuskyTHON

Tuesday, February 4



Friday, February 7


Cross-Cultural Extravaganza

Wednesday, February 12


Students of the Week:


Sarah Cohn ('22) and Ana Tarshis ('21) are serving as the Dancer Representatives for the UConn Hillel HuskyTHON team this year! They have been working hard to help Hillel contribute to supporting Connecticut Children's. To join our team, register at:



Shabbat of the Week:

Meme Shabbat!

On the Menu: Breakfast for Dinner!



Upcoming Events


Super Bowl Watch Party

Join us to watch the Super Bowl on the second largest screen on campus in our multipurpose room!


HuskyTHON Late Night

Join UConn Hillel and AEPi in their Husky Village house for some yummy chicken tenders to benefit HuskyTHON!



Cross-Cultural Extravaganza

Come learn about other cultural organizations on campus through fun, games, and yummy food!

January Highlights



Our student leaders starting out the semester with the annual Spring Leadership Retreat.


Challah baking with the local emissaries.


Visiting West Hartford to raise money for HuksyTHON to support Connecticut Children's.


Upcoming Opportunities


  • Interactive webinar about the Pardes Year/Semester Program experience

  • Click here to RSVP and contact or call (212) 447-4333 for more information

  • Apply for the Masa Israel Teaching Fellowship

  • Register here!

  • Apply to be a counselor at Habonim Dror Camp Moshava

  • Habonim Dror Camp Moshava (“Mosh”) is a progressive, Jewish overnight camp in Harford County, Maryland. We focus on teaching about the environment, social justice, Jewish peoplehood, and inclusion. Counselors work with kids from 4th through 10th grade to build community, build a sense of self, and create a fun and magical summer.

  • Work for one or both sessions:

  • Construction (Mandatory pre-summer preparation for all staff): June 9-20

  • First Session: June 21-July 17

  • Second Session: July 20-August 9

  • Visit our website to learn more and to apply:


  • Apply for the position of Associate Regional Director for BBYO in Connecticut

  • Check out the job posting here:


  • Apply to be an Education Fellow at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life

  • Education Fellows work for two years with Jewish communities across the South who range in size from fewer than ten students to hundreds of students. The ISJL’s mission is to ensure that all Jewish children in our Southern region receive access to an excellent Jewish education, no matter where they live or the size of their religious school. Education Fellows work to create a common body of Jewish knowledge by:

  • Assisting teachers in implementing a comprehensive religious school curriculum

  • Traveling twice a month to Jewish communities across the South

  • Leading Shabbat and holiday services

  • Creating exciting programming for all age groups

  • Organizing and directing an annual education conference

  • Recruiting new communities

  • To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Rabbi Matt Dreffin, Director of Education ( We accept applications on a rolling basis; candidates who apply by January 1, 2020 will receive priority consideration.


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