The Value of Glass—Sun Nov 9, 2:00 pm @Hillel

by Gerald Sorokin | Oct 30, 2014

"The Value of Glass": A program in commemoration of Kristallnacht


Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:00 pm

Hillel (122 E. Market St.)

On November 9, 1938, the Nazis carried out a series of coordinated attacks against Jewish communities across Germany and Austria that became known as Kristallnacht ("The Night of Broken Glass"). Three days later, Nazi officials met to evaluate the success of Kristallnacht in solving "the Jewish problem."

Join us on the anniversary of Kristallnacht for a staged reading of the actual minutes from that meeting. After the performance, UI history professor Elizabeth Heineman will lead a guided discussion. A reception will follow.

Admission is FREE and open to the public.

Thanks to:

Agudas Achim Congregation

Iowa City Jewish Federation

Dreamwell Theatre

Israeli Playwright Boaz Gaon—Fri Oct 31 5 pm @Shambaugh House

by Gerald Sorokin | Oct 29, 2014

Israeli Writer to Read Friday, October 31, 5:00 pm

Boaz Gaon

Friday, October 31, 2014

5:00-6:00 pm

Shambaugh House (430 N. Clinton St)

Boaz Gaon (playwright, fiction writer; Israel) has had six plays produced for the stage, Danziger, Boged, Argentina, The Return to Haifa, Prime Time, and Dress Rehearsal. He is also the author of the novel [Gymax’s Yellow Bus] (1995), and of the TV series [The Prosecutor] and [Prisoner Milo]. Gaon teaches dramatic writing at Minshar College of Arts, oversees drama developments for HSCC TV, and chairs the Gaon Center for the Study of Ladino Culture at Ben Gurion University. He has long been involved in Israeli-Palestinian peace organizations and initiatives.

Free Pre-fast Dinner—Fri, Oct 3, 5 pm @Hillel

by Gerald Sorokin | Oct 01, 2014

Fill up before Yom Kippur!

Pasta and Fork

Come to Hillel for our annual free, pre-fast pasta bar. 

Dinner starts early, 5:00 pm. The bus will leave Hillel at 5:40 to get to Agudas Achim Synagogue before Kol Nidre.

It would be great for us to know how many people to expect. Please fill out this form:

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Rosh Hashana Article in Iowa City Press-Citizen

by Gerald Sorokin | Sep 24, 2014

Hillel student president, Rachel Lipson, talks about Rosh Hashana at Hillel.


Check out this article from the Iowa City Press-Citizen.

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Rosh Hashana Dinner—Wed, Sep 24, 6pm @Hillel

by Gerald Sorokin | Sep 17, 2014

Catered Kosher Rosh Hashana Dinner

Rosh Hashana Food

Kick off 5775 with a delicious, kosher, catered Rosh Hashana dinner! Brisket, round challah, kugel, apples and honey. All the good stuff!

Wednesday, September 24, 6:00 pm

At Hillel (122 E. Market St.)

Cost: $10 for students; $15 for non-students

Pay in advance by filling out this form. Or we can bill you (or your parents!) later. Whatever's most convenient.

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