Fellowships & Seminars

ZOOZ Fellowship with Rabbi Brandon and Mara Cohen
Meets every other Wednesday 5:30-7pm in Hillel, starting October 19th.

If you are interested in...

▪ Service and civic engagement
▪ Learning more about Jewish values in the context of service
▪ Making a positive impact on the wider Evanston/Chicago community
▪ Growing as a leader, learner, and listener
▪ Receiving a $250 discount on a Hillel Alternative Break trip

Then you should apply to be a 2016-17 ZOOZ Fellow! Applications will open on September 20th and will close at 11:59pm on October 5th. Meetings will include free dinner.

Email rabbi.brandon@u.northwestern.edu or maracohen2019@u.northwestern.edu for more details!


Israel Seminar with Michael Simon
Meets on a weekday TBD from 12-1:30pm, starting in early October.

Building on our wonderful experience with last year's Northwestern Israel Leadership Initiative, Hillel is offering a seminar for Northwestern students who are interested in exploring Israel beyond the crisis narrative and in forging a deeper personal understanding of the significance of Israel for Jewish life in the 21st century. Through the use of modern and ancient texts and other media, Hillel Executive Director Michael Simon will facilitate a weekly (or bi-weekly) discussion on topics including "Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State," "Power and Powerlessness," and "The Role of Israel in American Jewish Identity."

Please complete this brief application and submit it no later than Thursday, September 29, at 4:59 p.m.

Open & Other Series

Taste of Judaism with Rabbi Brandon
Meets every other Tuesday @ 12:30pm in Norris, starting Week 2

Curious to learn a bite-sized bit about Jewish ideas and values? Keep your eyes peeled for Rabbi Brandon - he’ll pop up in Norris every other Tuesday! Find him there for snacks and conversations about topics like “Can people change?”, “Does God care 

if I masturbate?”, and “There’s two homeless people on Sherman Ave; which one do I help?”


Taste of Judaism is open to all students: Jewish, non-Jewish, or Jew-ish!

Breathing Torah with Rabbi Brandon
Meets weekly in Hillel, starting Week 5 (day TBD)

Feeling frazzled or frantic? Schedule some time to breathe during the week by signing up for this unique combination of mindfulness meditation and Jewish tradition. Find calm by meditating and journaling through a Jewish lens. No prior experience necessary!


Apply here: http://tinyurl.com/BreathingTorah

Don’t see quite what you want to find? Email rabbi.brandon@u.northwestern.edu with your questions, comments and ideas.

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