The Black-Jew Dialogues—Mon Apr 27, 7pm @Hillel

by Gerald Sorokin | Apr 14, 2015

The Black-Jew Dialogues

Black-Jew Dialogues

Monday, April 27, 7:00 pm


Free and open to the public

The Black-Jew Dialogues is the cornerstone of the Dialogues on Diversity cultural awareness and diversity programming. Created to begin a new discussion about race and diversity in America, this provocative comedy models cross-generational as well as cross-cultural dialogue. The goal of Black-Jew Dialogues is to promote open, honest, and respectful conversation about our differences and move audiences to action.

“A wonderfully inventive act that deals with race in honest, practical and entertaining format.”
John Young, Fanshawe College, Ontario, Canada

This extraordinary two-actor play explores the absurdity of prejudice and racism and the power of diversity. The program combines fast-paced sketches, improvisations, multi-media, puppets, a game show, and a post show discussion. This mixture of media, theater, and dialogue creates a show that has gained praise from universities, high schools, synagogues, and theatres across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.

mabelWithin the context of two students working on a class project about cross-cultural dialogue, the performers take the audience on a hysterical and poignant ride. The characters themselves, a traditional student and adult student, represent a sample of the types of diversity present today. The resulting discussion challenges both baby boomers and millennials to critically examine the world around them in order to understand the true nature of diversity and how it has evolved in the 21st Century.

The performance gives insight into the true nature of prejudice and how our inability to face our own biases separates us in ways that we may not even consider. Furthermore, within the context of the show, the two performers also model a healthy dialogue, especially during moments of contention and disagreement.puppet_bbb

“Brave theatre that opens people up to the possibility of change.”
John H. Houchin, Boston College, Chair, Theatre Department

The Black-Jew Dialogues is both a highly successful stand-alone program, and an excellent jumping off point for other Dialogue On Diversity programs. These diversity trainings and workshops have been highly praised by academic, business, and religious institutions. (See Praise for DOD (

Hillel Formal—Thu Apr 23, 8-10 @The Airliner

by Gerald Sorokin | Apr 14, 2015

Hillel's Annual Formal

Vienna Ball

Thursday, April 23, 8:00-10:00 pm

The Airliner (upstairs—the one-time home of Hillel, if you can imagine)

Free pizza. Music. Good times! Everyone's invited.

Details on Facebook.

Passover 5775—April 3-11

by Gerald Sorokin | Mar 13, 2015

Share Pesach with Friends at Hillel!

Russian Seder early 20th century

Hillel is hosting homemade, Kosher for Passover meals throughout the 8-day holiday.

First Seder: Friday, April 3, 7:00 pm

Second Seder: Saturday, April 4, 7:00 pm

Lunch: Sat, April 4-Sat, April 11, 11:30 am

Dinner: Sun, April 5-Thu, April 9, 5:30 pm

Shabbat Dinner: Fri, April 10, 7:00 pm

Sign up for meals by clicking here

Want to host your own Seder? Contact Hillel and we'll help you with supplies, Hagadot, and tips.

Iowa Students Attend AIPAC Policy Conference

by Gerald Sorokin | Mar 06, 2015

Iowa Students Attend AIPAC Policy Conference

AIPAC Policy Conference

Shabbat Across Iowa City—Fri Mar 6, 6pm @Agudas Achim

by Gerald Sorokin | Feb 24, 2015

Join Hillel and our Friends from Agudas Achim for the Annual Shabbat Across Iowa City

Shabbat Across America Logo

Friday, March 6, 2015

6:00 pm

Agudas Achim Synagogue, 401 E. Oakdale Blvd, Coralville

Community-wide Shabbat dinner and services. 

Hillel students eat free. RSVP to the Hillel office by Tuesday, March 3.

Need a ride? Meet at Hillel at 5:30 and there will be plenty of drivers available.

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