Study (or Study Break) at Hillel

by Gerald Sorokin | Dec 02, 2014

Need a place to study? Want to take a break?

Study break

Hillel is a great place for studying or for study breaks.

The building is open 8:30-5:30 pm every weekday, and often in the evenings.

Need to set up a group meeting? Contact our office (319-338-0778, and book the library or another space.

Hillel's (Early) Hanuka Party—Wed Dec 4, 6:30 pm

by Gerald Sorokin | Dec 02, 2014

It's Our Early Hanuka Celebration!

Hanuka Party

Wednesday, December 4, 6:30 pm @Hillel

Eat latkes!

Spin the dreidel!

Exchange (cheap) gifts!

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.

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