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Passover 2014

April 1st, 2014 · No Comments

Everything you need to know about celebrating Passover at FSU and in Tallahassee is on the Passover navigation link on the left. You can sign up for Seder, request Seder in a Box (free) if you’re hosting your own, Keep Kosher during the week or find a Seder at a local synagogue. No matter what you choose, enjoy this celebration of our freedom as we recall our enslavement and remember those still in bondage. First night Seder is Monday night, April 14th here at Hillel at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:45pm. Tickets are $20 per student or $36 for a community member. We have room for about 100-130 people. (If you don’t see the Paypal button it is because all our seats have sold out!) It is first come, first serve. Be sure to let your professors know, in advance, if you will be missing classes. You can call us at 850-222-5454 if you have questions.


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Springing into March

March 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

We have a lot of exciting events and activities planned for all of our FSJEws for the month of March!
Here are some events that are buzzing all over campus and we hope to see you at each and every one of them.

Maccabi Games:
Come on out and be a part of the first ever FSU vs. UF Hillel Maccabi games! Let’s see what school has what it takes to become the FIRST EVER Maccabi champion. We will be playing kickball, soccer, and flag football!
Please make sure to RSVP so we can get a head count of how many people will be on the teams! Contact Elan Reznik to join one of our teams!
The FSJews and Jewish Gators are going to take over Tallahassee for this HUGE sporting event!

Passover Updates
Celebrate the Holidays with Hillel! ON Monday April 14th at 7:00pm come join Hillel at FSU for your first Passover Seder! We will be serving a full kosher dinner for Passover dishes. Doors will open at 6:45PM and services will begin at 7pm. YOU MUST RSVP to get a seat at our seder. Each seat is $20 and includes your dinner. You MUST pre-registration online because space is very limited! Scholarships are available for any student who needs one, feel free to email Melanie for more information. If you have any questions about the seder or what will be served contact Ron.

Seder in a Box
We are also offering Seder-In-A-Box, which is almost everything you need to host a Seder in the comfort of your own home/dorm. You can reserve by email and plan to pick-up by Friday, April 11th by 6:00p.m.

Keep Kosher for Passover (KK4P)
How do you plan on keeping kosher for Passover? Don’t worry, because Hillel is here to save you all of the hassle. We will be serving lunch and dinner EVERY school day of Passover (April 16-22) this year! Lunch is only $2 and Dinner is $3. You can buy a meal plan for only $20 for the ENTIRE week. Sign up on our website and find out the menu for the whole week at our website. For more information or questions contact Ron.

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How do you “Repair the World?”

March 4th, 2014 · No Comments

What does it take to “repair the world?” In December, a group of fourteen Florida State University students embarked on a week-long community service retreat to Nassau, Bahamas as part of Hillel at FSU’’s Alternative Winter Break (AWB) program. During this journey, which took place from December 16 to December 23, students were able to participate hands-on with a variety of different non-profit organizations, aiding the Nassau community in many needed areas. While this experience was intended to help the people of the Bahamas, the students involved also gained knowledge and wisdom of the power in helping others and bonding with one another through the Jewish faith.

“All in all, this was an amazing trip full of different experiences impacting various communities that, in return, further solidified our love of service and provided us with better insight to our Jewish faith.” – Ashley Hakim

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Free ISRAEL Trip: Taglit-Birthright Israel: Hillel trip Registration opens Feb.19

February 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Want to go to Israel for FREE?!?! Taglit-Birthright Israel: Hillel trip registration for this summers trip, May 2014, opens up on Feb.18 and 19th! Make sure to sign up for an email notification with all of the information you need to register. You can sign up with Hillel at FSU by using our reference code “FSU” and can make sure you are traveling with other FSU students! We are the first to go and are the elite travel guides for this once in a life time experience, so don’t miss out!
Go to thiss link and find out more:

“This trip is a gift from Taglit-Birthright Israel”

**REGISTRATION OPENS- February 19, 2013 at 10 am! Anyone who has already registered can sign up on February 18 at noon**

Some things to remember before you register-
Valid Passport
$250 deposit
All Medical and emergency information

—You could go to Israel with one of the most up beat American-Israelis around, RON, as your staff, so make sure you sign up for the notifications now!—
Feel free to contact Ron at Hillel or by email if you have any other questions- 850-222-5454 or programs@hillelatfsu,org

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Grand Opening Weekend, January 10, 11, 12, 2014

December 17th, 2013 · No Comments

Make plans to join Hillel in the New Year in our new home. We’re planning a weekend full of activities. Join us for all or just the ones that fit your schedule. And, because “College Town” is just a block away, build in some time to walk around the neighborhood and discover what fine neighbors we have. We look forward to welcoming you home. All events are free and open to the community – except for the Wine Tasting portion which requests a small donation.

Welcome, Welcome Home Shabbat

Join us for a home-style Shabbat dinner in our new home
More than Jews have kept Shabbat, Shabbat has kept the Jews. We will be welcoming students, faculty, friends, and community members to a home-style Shabbat with singing, the warmth of community and a chance to share a meal. All your favorites from matzoh ball soup, roasted chicken and kugel, as well as some new choices and of course, delicious options for vegetarians. And, it’s all kosher as well.
Friday, January 10, 2014, 7:00p.m.
834 W. St. Augustine, #2, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Free Parking There is plenty of parking across the street in theWalker/St. Augustine parking lot. Just take Pensacola Street past the old Hillel. Once you cross Woodward, turn on to Walker Street. There is access to the ground lot as well as the parking garage – for free.

Perfect Pairing Wine Tasting and Music

Discover what you enjoy in a perfect pairing, a perfect partner
“Try it. You’ll like it.” We’ll start the evening with a spirited Havadallah followed by complimentary refreshments and “heavy” hors d’oeuvers. For a small donation*, you can sample a variety of wines. Each wine station features a selection of tasty tidbits to highlight and complement the experience.Learn what pairings best suit your palate.
At 7:00pm we’ll enjoy the unique musical pairings of OmniMusica directed by Dr. Michael Bakan. Omnimusica delivers what its name promises: a truly innovative and unique spin on the world of “world music.” Finish your evening with a walk, and perhaps dinner, in College Town just a block from our new home. *for 21+, suggested donation $18/person
SORRY! We have reached capacity and can not accept additional participants in the wine tasting.
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 6:00 – 8 p.m.
834-2 W. St. Augustine Street, Tallahassee, FL

Bagel Brunch

Welcome Home and House Warming Bagel Brunch
The Hillel Bagel Brunch tradition continues as we welcome you for a bagel and schmear and a chance to catch up with other FSJews. It’s been nearly a year since we broke ground at last year’s Bagel Brunch. Come see what we’ve been building and how we plan to grow into the future. We’ll be hanging the mezzuah on our front door at 1:30pm.
Sunday, January 12, 2014, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
834-2 W. St. Augustine Street, Tallahassee, FL

About Hillel, Our New Home and College Town

It’s a New Year and a new home. We are excited to share our home and our good fortune with the entire community. Join us in celebrating the contributions both large and small that have resulted in our beautiful new home. We will be recognizing and honoring special people at each event.
If you have not visited this part of the FSU campus you may not know how much growth has taken place. The new Hillel is in the same block as our quaint old brick home of 30+ years at the corner of Pensacola and Woodward Streets. Our new home is on the corner of Woodward and St. Augustine Streets.
We are just blocks from the new weekend destination for the Tallahassee area – “College Town.” Enjoy walking around this pedestrian friendly area located just block a from Hillel. You’ll find a range of restaurants including Brooklyn Water Bagel and Pizza, Sushi, Cantina Mexican, and Madison Social. There’s a roof-top bar and other establishments to relax in. Urban Outfitters is just one of several retailers that are open or are opening soon.

Save 10% and Get In on the Ground Floor

Buy a Brick. Become a part of building our home and our future. You’ll find lots to love about our new place, but there’s still a lot of (behind-the-scenes) building that needs to go on. Over the next few weeks and months, we’ll let you know about other needs, but if you Buy a Brick, you’ll forever be in on the ground floor. Engraved bricks go for $150, but until the end of the year, you can claim one for just $136. Use the website to order – we’ll contact you for inscription details.

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7 Day Alternative Winter Break Trip to Nassau, Bahamas

October 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

Want to spend 7 days in the Bahamas this December? This years Alternative Winter Break trip applications are out and are due back by next Wednesday! Click the link below to access our application and make sure to turn them in ASAP to sign up for an interview time.


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We’re More Than Just Prayer and Bagels!

September 9th, 2013 · No Comments

These past few weeks may not appear to be like the slogan says, but that’s because the holidays came in early this year. We hosted services on campus for Rosh Hashana and are looking forward to doing it again for Yom Kippur. Yet, while all of these amazing holidays are going on, Hillel is still having fun in the community. We recently celebrated the New Year by throwing a HAPPY JEW YEAR party with over 100 people at a local establishment with live music and drinks. We are also currently planning our Jewish Student Leadership Day, Alternative Winter Break Trip, a General Body Meeting, and a number of fun social events for the semester. Stay posted to our website and check out our facebook for more information! As always have a HAPPY and SWEET NEW YEAR!

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Picture Yourself at FSU

August 26th, 2013 · No Comments

Members of both tribes helped Fall semester at FSU to get off to an amazing start. Enjoy this first full week of classes and be sure to make plans to join us for Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur starting September 4th. Check out all the details on the 2013 High Holy Days-FAQ page listed on the left. As of 8/31/13, we have sold out of seats at our Rosh Hashana dinner for this year. Next year, we’ll be in the new building with plenty of room for everyone! Hope you have a great year. Go Noles!

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Seminole Sensation Week 2013

August 7th, 2013 · No Comments

Welcome, Welcome Back – It’s Fall 2013
Whether it’s sno-cones and games on the Green or Cosmic Bowling, look for Members of Both Tribes in Hillel at FSU t-shirts — and introduce yourself. Find out what’s going on at ssweek.fsu.edu. Don’t miss our annual group photo during the Welcome Welcome Back Bagel Brunch. Read on.
Tabling on Landis Green

We know you are sick of boxes and bunk beds, so spend some time unwinding with Ron and other early arriving FSJews on Landis Green. We’ll have some snacks and lots of information. Drop by when you can.
Dinner at Piteria then ThinkFast at 7p
Meet up with us on Landis Green at the fountain. We’ll walk together to Piteria on Tennessee Street and then join us with ThinkFast gameshow back in the Union.
Cosmic Bowling at 10pm
Hillel’s paying for some lanes — you just need your shoes for Cosmic Bowling in Crenshaw. What better way to cool down? Stick around until the free Late Night Pancakes at 11pm.
FSUnity Day

Come find Hillel’s table at FSUnity Day an annual event that showcases the diversity and inclusivity of the Florida State community through artistic expression, while providing opportunities for awareness and networking between various organizations on campus. It starts at 1:00pm at the Globe courtyard. Learn how you can go to Israel for 10-days for FREE with “TAGLIT: Birthright Israel: Hillel trip”. It’s all free so make sure to check the website for last minute changes at www.hillelatfsu.org
Sunset at the Rez—5-8p
We’ll be carpooling out to the amazing FSU Reservation (Rez) for some waterfront fun. Bring your suit or dress to get wet.
Food, Fun, Movies on the Green
After the Rez or for you late risers, join us at 8pm on the Union Green. See the schedule at ssweek.fsu.edu
Shabbat Happens at 7p 311-E Union

Spend the day exploring campus on your own. We’ll be having the first Shabbat of Fall at 7p.m. During the next few weeks until our new building is done, we’ll meet in 311-E Union every Friday. Services will be over by 8pm (considering all the schmoozing with pizza that will go on), then we’ll head downstairs for a bite at Chili’s and for the Last Call Before Fall concert and other activities that await us.
Welcome back Bagel Brunch and our annual photo

Need we say more? Noon at the corner of Woodward and St. Augustine on the IM fields is the place to be! Our famous lox and schmear, bagels and coffee, guys and gals and one yearly group photo that grows every year. You want to be in it (we take it at 12:30)! So grab a friend and come join the great times we have at Hillel! Don’t worry — you’ll have plenty of time to get to Freshmen Convocation just a few blocks away.


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Last Call for Summer C!

July 18th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re looking for your home away from home, Hillel is here for you. Here’s a list of some of our last events of the summer:

Shabbat-Fri. July 19 @ 7p Union 311E- Event Page
FREE Movie and Convo- Thurs. July 25 @ 7p SLC- Event Page
Shabbat- Fri. July 26 @ 7P Suwannee – Event Page
Beach Day- Sun. July 28 @ 10a Carpool from Landis- Event Page

-I hope to see you at any of our events next week and feel free to contact me if you have any questions :)

Ron 407-474-4963

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