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Save the Date

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Please save the date for a community wide fundraising event remembering Miriam Halachmi z”l, an   inspirational and instrumental member of the Vanderbilt and Hillel community on Sunday, April 10,   2016. Invitations will be mailed in early March. Call Vanderbilt Hillel at 615-322-8376 for more   information.      

Travel to Israel This Summer!

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Vanderbilt Hillel is Traveling to Israel May 16th – 27th, 2016 Want a free trip to Israel? If you are 18-26, Jewish, and haven’t traveled on a peer program to Israel since high school, you’re in luck! Spend 10 amazing days in Israel for FREE with other Vanderbilt students on Birthright Israel: Shorashim! You’ll be a part of an amazing adventure, meet…

Chanukah Celebrations

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Chanukah doesn’t always fall when the semester is still in session — but this year, it did! Students celebrated across campus: in their residence halls, in their Greek houses, and of course at the Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Student Life. Chanukah Shabbat featured an epic, first-annual latke eating contest, and every night of the…

David Makovsky comes to Campus

Monday, November 30th, 2015

David Makovsky will be on campus on December 2nd to discuss strengthening the prospects of peace in the Middle East. David Makovsky is the Ziegler Distinguished Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Director of its Project on the Middle East Peace Process. He co-authored with Ambassador Dennis Ross the 2009 Washington…

Hillel Friendsgiving

Monday, November 30th, 2015

To celebrate the week before Thanksgiving, all of our student leaders were invited to join us for a special home cooked meal at Hillel. With more than 30 students in attendance, students dined on a vegetarian meal featuring Thanksgiving favorites including stuffing, green beans, potatoes and of course pie! We were all reminded of all…

Shabbat with Benjamin Pogrund

Monday, November 30th, 2015

On Friday November 6th, Vanderbilt Hillel is partnered up with Vanderbilt African Student Union, Vanderbilt Black Student Alliance -BSA, Dores For Israel, and Vanderbilt Multicultural Leadership Council and The David Project to bring Benjamin Pogrund to campus. Pogrund was a Jewish reporter in Apartheid South Africa. He was extremely well respected by Nelson Mandela and was “an esteemed player in the…

Assi Azar Film Viewing and Discussion

Monday, November 30th, 2015

We were so lucky to spend an evening with Israeli television personality Assi Azar. We heard about his coming out story, discussed LGBT acceptance in Israel and viewed his documentary, “Mom and Dad I Have Something to Tell You”. Thanks so much to The David Project, Lambda and the Nashville Jewish Film Festival for your…

Challah for Hunger Updates

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Last spring, a group of first year students decided to start a Vanderbilt chapter of Challah for Hunger. We had seen the organization at other colleges we had visited and it seemed like a great opportunity to bring it to our  own campus. We meet every other week on Thursday evenings at Hillel to bake…

High Holidays at Vanderbilt Hillel: 9/13 – 9/23

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Vanderbilt Hillel welcomes all undergraduate and graduate students to High Holiday services and meals throughout Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We are also proud to offer unique Rosh Hashanah Seders both nights of the holiday. Online Registration for High Holiday Meals For the complete High Holiday schedule, prices for High Holiday meals, and more information…

Passover Seders: April 3 & 4, 2015

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Passover is quickly approaching! Hillel will be offering seders for both the first and second night of Passover. Friday April 3, 2015 and Saturday April 4, 2015 Doors will open at 7:30 and seders will begin at 7:45 Seders options include: FYSH, Senior, Grad Students, Israel, Musical, Greek, Seder Against Humanity Stop by Hillel to…