Archive for September, 2012

Upcoming Events 9/21-9/30

Shabbat Dinner

Friday, September 21 at 6 pm

Join us for a Shabbat dinner made by fellow Hillel students following a service led by our own Rabbi Spiegel.


Yom Kippur

Tuesday, September 25-26

As with Rosh Hashana services, we will provide a carpool to local synagogues for anyone interested in going to services on Yom Kippur. RSVP to if you are interested in going.


Break the Fast

Wednesday, September 26 at 5:30 pm

To end the fast on Yom Kippur, we will be carpooling to a restaurant near campus (TBD, probably Canal Bistro). RSVP to Mallory Russikoff at if you want to go. We will meet at the Blue House at 5:15.


Bagel Brunch and Sukkah Building

Sunday, September 30 at 11 am

Help us build our sukkah on the South Mall and enjoy a bagel breakfast while you work!

Yom Kippur Services

As with Rosh Hashana services, we will provide a carpool to local synagogues for anyone interested in going to services on Yom Kippur. Hillel also has a Breakfast on campus for any students who chose to fast that day. RSVP to if you are interested in going.


Beth El Zedeck (Conservative)

Tuesday, September 25 at 7:15 pm

Wednesday, September 26 at 9:30 am and 6:30 pm


IHC (Reform)

Tuesday, September 25 at 6:15 pm and 8:30 pm

Wednesday, September 26 at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm


Break the fast will be at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, September 26 at the CFV at Butler.

Rosh Hashana Services

Interested in going to services for Rosh Hashana? Hillel organizes carpools to local synagogues for Butler students who would like to observe the holidays by going to services. RSVP to as soon as possible if you are interested in going.


Services at Beth El Zedeck (Conservative)

Sunday, September 16 at 6:15 pm

Monday, September 17 at 9:30 am and 6:15 pm


Services at Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation (IHC; Reform)

Sunday, September 16 at 8:00 pm

Monday, September 17 at 11:00 am

Upcoming Events 9/9-9/16

Shabbat at IU

Friday, September 14 at 5 pm

We are joining with IU Hillel for a Shabbat dinner. We will meet at the Blue House and then carpool from there. RSVP to Yael at by Wednesday if you are planning on going. Let her know if you want to go, if you are willing to drive (you will be reimbursed for gas by Hillel) and if you are interested in staying the night.


Birthright Registration

Monday, September 10 (if you’ve registered before) or Wednesday, September 12
We have had discussions of doing a joint birthright trip with the Purdue Hillel.  If you want more information about the trip, the director of the Purdue Hillel, Phillip Schlossberg, sent us an outline of his presentation and any Hillel board member would be glad to give you that information.  If you apply, you will enter Purdue as your school, and you will put down a $250 fully refundable deposit.  I would highly encourage this “All-Indiana” birthright trip as a great way to connect with other jewish Indiana students.  The website is
These are some other websites you can explore if you are not interested in the trip with Purdue, including
Even if you do not want to go on birthright this winter, if you register now, you will have your deposit fully refunded, and it will move your registration date up for the next time you choose to register.  I would encourage you to do this for the Purdue trip because we need 40+ to register in order for us to reserve the trip with Birthright Israel.
If you have any questions about the birthright process, feel free to email Michael at  Lea Levy (, Morgan Sicklick ( and Julia Levine ( have all gone on birthright trips in the last year if you have any questions for them about their experiences.

Rosh Hashana Dinner

Sunday, September 16 at 4 pm

Our faculty advisor, Nonie, is cooking a Rosh Hashana meal at her house for the Butler Hillel family away from home! RSVP to Daniel at by Friday if you would like to go. We will be meeting at the Blue House and then carpooling to Nonie’s house.


High Holiday Services

Rosh Hashana: September 16 and 17
Yom Kippur: September 25 and 26

For the High Holidays, we go to nearby synogogue services. Times depend on where you want to go and when, but Hillel provides carpools. If you are interested in going to a service, please RSVP to Daniel as soon as possible ( and let him know which services you would like to attend and if you can drive.


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