Upcoming BU Hillel Events
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning on attending and whether or not you can drive. We will carpool from the Blue House at 6. We hope to see you there!
Interested in getting involved in Hillel next year? Run for a position on our board! It looks really good on your resume, too! Elections will be held at our regular meeting time (7:30) on Monday, November 12. If you have any questions about the positions, email email@example.com or any of the board members (see the Contact Us page for current board members). If you would like to run, email your name and which position you would like to run for to firstname.lastname@example.org
- VP of Social Programming
- VP of Communications/Public Relations
- VP of Religious and Cultural Activities
- VP of Membership
- VP of Social Action
There shall be a President who will be the chief student coordinator of the activities of the organization, assisting the Vice Presidents when called upon to do so. The President shall be ultimately responsible for public relations and will maintain the organization and efficiency of executive committee and group meetings. Along with the Vice Presidents she/he will be responsible for setting the meeting agenda. The President will be responsible for upholding accountability in the event that another officer or officers of the Executive Committee have neglected his or her duties. Additionally, the President will be in charge of delegating roles not specified by the constitution in a fair manner.
If you have any questions, contact our current president, Michael Gorin, at email@example.com
There shall be a Treasurer who will oversee the collection and disbursement of all organizational funds, and who will maintain the books of the organization. All organizational funds are to be held in an account established for the Organization through the Treasurer of Butler University. The Treasurer, with the guidance of the Executive Committee will create an annual budget that reflects the priorities of Hillel and shall advise the Executive Committee in the use of funds. The Treasurer is to report on the financial health of Hillel at every meeting. He/she shall assist the President when asked to do so.
If you have any questions, contact our current treasurer, Greg Zemtsov, at firstname.lastname@example.org
There shall be a Secretary who will record the proceedings of all business meetings. The Secretary shall also be responsible for maintaining the official membership list. The Secretary will send out regular emails and updates to students. He/she shall assist the President when asked to do so.
If you have any questions, contact our current secretary, Lea Levy, at email@example.com
VP of Social Programming
There shall be a Social Programming Vice President who will organize and execute social activities in a Jewish context that will serve to help build community within Hillel at Butler University. He/she shall work closely with VP of Religious and Cultural activities in planning events, insuring that all social programs include a religious or cultural component. He/she shall engage others in this work and will assist the President when asked to do so.
VP of Communications/ Public Relations
There shall be a Communications/ Public Relations Vice President who will be responsible for managing social networking technology and maintaining the Butler Hillel website, writing and disseminating parent and alumni newsletters, preparing and submitting advertising whether on or off campus, and writing and sending press releases to local synagogues and organizations. He/she shall engage others in this work and will assist the President when asked to do so.
If you have any questions, contact our current VP of Communications/PR, Brianna Nielsen, at firstname.lastname@example.org
VP of Religious and Cultural Activities
There shall be a Religious and Cultural Activities Vice President who will be responsible for fostering Jewish religious and spiritual life on campus through worship, activities and education and by adding depth to existing programming. He/she shall also serve as a liaison to local congregations and Jewish organizations in order to forge connections with the local Jewish community. He/she shall engage others in this pursuit and will assist the President when asked to do so.
If you have any questions, contact our current VP of Religious and Cultural Activities, Daniel Makutonin, at email@example.com
VP of Membership
There shall be a Membership Vice President who will be responsible for initiating and maintaining communications and relationships with prospective and current Hillel members. He/she shall work with Students to identify individuals and audiences not yet affiliated with Hillel and will design a variety of activities in an effort to engage as many of these students as possible. Vice President of Membership will be responsible for coordinating and staffing start of school recruiting events, such as Block Party and Resource Tent. He/she shall engage others in this pursuit and will assist the President when asked to do so.
If you have any questions, contact our current VP of Membership, Julia Levine, at firstname.lastname@example.org
VP of Social Action
There shall be a Vice President of Social Action who will be responsible for planning and implementing campaigns and events relevant to social justice awareness. These projects shall address current injustices and will bring awareness to Hillel students and to the Butler campus of these particular needs in our world. He/she shall engage others in this pursuit and will assist the President when asked to do so.
If you have any questions, contact our current VP of Social Action, Rachel Polkow, at email@example.com
There shall be an R.E.A.C.H. (Reaffirming Ethnic Awareness and Community Harmony) delegate who represents Hillel and is involved with making decisions about programs and campaigns sponsored by R.E.A.C.H.
Student Government Association (SGA) Representative
There shall be a SGA delegate who shall attend weekly SGA meetings, representing Hillel interests in campus affairs and reporting back to the Hillel Board.
If you have any questions, contact our current SGA Rep, Ashley Garrett, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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 email@example.com 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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.com 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.
Monday, September 10 (if you’ve registered before) or Wednesday, September 12
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com) and let him know which services you would like to attend and if you can drive.
Sunday, April 15 at 12 pm
Come and shmooze one last time this semester over bagels and lox!
Yom Hashoah Service
Wednesday, April 18 at 8 pm
We will have a short service commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Star Fountain.
Relay for Life
Friday, April 20 at 5 pm
The Hillel team will be walking around the track at the HRC to raise money for cancer research.
Israeli Movie Night
Thursday, April 26 at 7 pm
Our sheliach, Adi, will be showing an Israeli movie and leading a short discussion afterwards. Snacks will be provided.
Friday, April 27 at 6 pm
Our last Shabbat dinner of the semester.
You are cordially invited to celebrate Passover with Hillel
Seder (service) led by Rabbi Aaron Spiegel
Tuesday, April 10th at 5 pm in AU 326
Space is limited–to RSVP, please email Daniel Makutonin (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 1st to reserve your spot!
This year at Butler, next year in Jerusalem!
Friday, March 23 at 6 pm
Our monthly Shabbat dinner led by Rabbi Spiegel at the Blue House.
Sunday, March 25 at 12 pm
Come schmooze over bagels and cream cheese at the Blue House. There will be a small discussion about Jewish views on the environment led by Rabbi Spiegel.
Sunday, March 25 after the Bagel Brunch
Immediately following the bagel brunch, Nonie will take anyone who wants to go Passover shopping. Passover starts April 6th and food supplies can go fast.