Past Events

  • 2019 May 17

    Reform Minyan Shabbat Services

    Repeats every week every Friday until Fri May 17 2019 .
    6:45pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Hillel, 52 Mt. Auburn St.
    Join the Reform Minyan for Shabbat evening services.
  • 2019 May 15

    Reform Minyan Lunch and Learn

    Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed May 15 2019 .
    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Hillel, 52 Mt. Auburn St.
    Join Jaime and the Reform Minyan for once-a-week learning on Wednesdays! Lunch will be served.
  • 2019 May 14

    Shelter Shift

    Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue May 14 2019 .
    9:00pm to 11:00pm

    Location: 

    Y2Y Harvard Square, 1 Church St.
    Harvard Hillel students volunteer once a week at the Y2Y Harvard Square youth shelter. Undergraduates who wish to join should email harvardhillel@harvard.edu.
  • 2019 May 14

    Pita & Politics

    Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue May 14 2019 .
    7:30pm

    Location: 

    Capital One Cafe, Harvard Square
    This class seeks to simultaneously lean in and transcend the political environment around Israel by unpacking Israel’s historical and contemporary geopolitical landscape. Using primary sources, students will think critically about the relationship between Israel, it’s neighbors, and the international community. The course will pay special attention to Israel’s major wars, international law, and geostrategic realism. By the end of the course, students will be able to reason through multiple historical narratives as they pertain to the Israeli-Arab and Israeli-Palestinian conflict.... Read more about Pita & Politics
  • 2019 May 14

    Lunch with Rav Chaim David Halevi

    Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue May 14 2019 except Tue Mar 19 2019.
    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Hillel, 52 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138

    Each week, we will study a different responsa from Rabbi Chaim David Halevi. Born in Jerusalem, Rabbi Halevi (1924-1990) became the Sefardi Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv. He was a prolific scholar whose works include the 9-volume set of responsa Aseh L'cha Rav. He wrote on a wide range of Halakhic topics and is often cited for his work on halakha and the Jewish state. Rabbi Halevi was awarded the Israel Prize in 1997.

    Lunch will be served.

  • 2019 May 11

    Dr. Seymour Epstein on The Esther Scroll: The Author's Tale

    11:45am

    Location: 

    Harvard Hillel, 52 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138

    9:30 a.m: Services
    11:45 a.m.: Lunch
    12:15 p.m.: Learning

    Please bring a vegetarian dish to share.

    This talk attempts to uncover the original intent of the author of the Esther Scroll, a story quite different than the one presented by the rabbinic interpretation that made of Purim what it is. Both readings are valid: the first warns, by means of satire, that Jews must live in their own land under the kingship of God, while the latter presents a victory story demonstrating how Jews can survive as a minority in the Diaspora.

    A long-time Jewish...

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