Archive for February, 2012



 Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation
Indianapolis PFLAG
Hillel at Butler University

invites you to a

LGBT Seder

Sunday March 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation

6501 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Join Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, Indianapolis PFLAG, and Butler University Hillel for an LGBT Seder. All people–LGBT, straight, Jewish, non-Jewish–are welcome to attend. Celebrate the Exodus story, LGBT liberation and the contemporary struggle for equality and justice!

Cost: $10.00 per person; $12.00 at the door

Children under 13 free

RSVP by March 9, 2012

To RSVP and pay for this event, go to–go to the right side of the main page where it says: Join, Renew Your Membership or Make a Donation. Click on where it says: “Click here to join, renew or donate on-line using Pay-Pal.” Fill out your name, phone number, e-mail address, and type “Indy PFLAG” in the box at the bottom of the page. Click on “Submit Form.” On the next page, fill out the payment amount and update the total. Or you can use your credit card at the bottom of that page.


Upcoming Events 2/19-2/26

Bagel Brunch

Sunday, February 19 at 12 pm

Our monthly bagel brunch at the Blue House, come and meet new members or chat with friends over bagels and cream cheese.


Fountain Square Bowling

Sunday, February 19 at 1:30 pm

Immediately following our bagel brunch, we will carpool to Fountain Square for bowling, schmoozing, and fun.


Shabbat Dinner at Purdue

Friday, February 24 at 6 pm

We will be having Shabbat dinner at Purdue with other Indiana Hillels as a way of reaching out to schools around the area. RSVP to Michael Gorin ( as soon as possible if you want to go.

Taglit-Birthright Israel

The registration period for Hillel’s Summer 2012 Taglit-Birthright Israel trip opens today, Wednesday, February 15 at 10 a.m. ET at

In order to be eligible, you must:

  • be Jewish;
  • be between the ages of 18 and 26; and
  • have never participated in a peer trip to Israel.


This trip is a gift from Taglit-Birthright Israel

Internships in Israel

Interested in Interning in Israel? Here’s a list of 30 different places where you can:

Summer 2012 Hasbara Fellowships Program

Registration is now open for the Summer 2012 Hasbara Fellowships activism training programs in Israel. There are 3 sets of dates: May 20-June 8, June 17-July 4, and August 5-22. All programs are open to all North American university students, and the first program includes a special New England track. Apply Now!

The intensive Hasbara Fellowships training program in Israel includes in-depth education, sophisticated advocacy training, and personal experiences that motivate student leaders to become pro-Israel activists. Last season featured many notable highlights, including a lecture by Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, intimate meetings with members of Knesset from across the spectrum, such as MK Einat Wilf and MK Aryeh Eldad, and exclusive briefings at the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

Throughout the program, participants tour Israel’s northern borders with Syria, Lebanon and Jordan, as well as visiting Sderot and Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip.  Participants also tour Gush Etzion and Jerusalem to gain a comprehensive understanding of Israel’s considerations regarding land and borders. In Tel Aviv, students are briefed on Israeli developments in hi-tech, and visit the Save A Child’s Heart NGO.

Professional consultants coached students to effectively communicate for Israel in public forums, how to run successful campus programming upon returning to their campuses, and methods for combating anti-Israel activity.

This program is exclusively for student activists who have demonstrated leadership, responsibility and commitment to Israel advocacy on campus.

Student leaders interested in our Summer 2012 training programs in Israel can visit our website for more information and to apply!

Upcoming Events 2/12-2/19

Study Night

Tuesday, February 14 at 7 pm until 11 pm

As part of the Blue House program to provide a study lounge for Butler students who need it, we are hosting study night and providing a small snack for anyone who would like to study at the Blue House.


Bagel Brunch

Sunday, February 19 at 12 pm

Our monthly bagel brunch at the Blue House, come and meet new members or chat with friends over bagels and cream cheese.


Fountain Square Bowling

Sunday, February 19 at 1:30 pm

Immediately following our bagel brunch, we will carpool to Fountain Square for bowling, schmoozing, and fun.

Upcoming Events for 2/5-2/11

Tu B’Shevat Seder

Tuesday February 7 at 6 pm

We will be holding a Tu B’Shevat Seder at the Blue House. It will be short and informal with home made food prepared by fellow Hillel students for the occasion. As always, come to hang out and meet new people and celebrate the holiday with us!


Movie Night

Thursday February 9 at 6 pm

We are showing an Israeli movie called Meltdown at the Blue House. It’s 25 minutes long about a 12-year-old girl who wants to become an ice skater, but faces problems achieving her dream once her family moves from Russia to Israel. Our sheliah, Adi, will lead a small discussion on the film afterwards. Snacks will be provided.

Birthright Israel Excel Fellowship

Birthright Israel Excel is an elite 10-week summer fellowship program in Israel for a select number of talented Jewish college sophomores and juniors as well as graduating seniors planning to attend graduate programs in the fall of 2012 who are pursuing careers in business and/or technology. During the all-expense paid program, each Birthright Israel Excel Fellow will intern at a prominent Israeli company with global reach from a wide selection of industries, including finance, venture capital, consulting, hi-tech, marketing, bio-tech and social media.

Click here to learn more about Birthright Israel Excel.




Birthright Israel–Summer 2012

What is Birthright?

Birthright is an organization that send Jewish young adults to Israel. It is an opportunity to meet other people ages 18-26 from the U.S. and Israel while spending 10 days in Israel.

If you are interested, you should visit their website,, for more information.  Registration for the summer trip starts February 15 and the earlier you apply the better your chances of getting to go!


Registration for Summer 2012 trips open for Americans and Canadians on February 15, 2012 at 10:00 am ET. If you applied in the past, you will have access to early registration on February 14, 2012 at noon ET. You must log in with the user name (email) and password you previously registered under.

To learn about Birthright Israel and to register…

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