Family Weekend 2012

Posted October 9th, 2012 in Announcements, General by masonhillel

Join Mason Hillel for family weekend Shabbat on October 12th, 2012 at 5:45pm at the HUB room 3-4-5.

RSVP to rdiamond@gmail.com

Expressions of the Holocaust: Storytellers

Posted October 5th, 2014 in Uncategorized by masonhillel

 

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Mason Hillel Presents the Second Annual: Expressions of the Holocaust, Storytellers

November 11, 2014 at 7:00pm, George Mason University, Johnson Center Cinema

Join Mason Hillel for a night of storytelling to honor the survivors and victims of the Holocaust. We will hear from a survivor panel, witness a one act performance, and learn from a student created mini-documentary with a dessert reception to follow the program.

Uniform, a fictional performance, involves three Jewish siblings hiding from the Nazis in Hungary. It is the story of keeping one’s humanity, in an inhumane time. Uniform was written by Mason Alumnus, Aaron Sulkin.

The mini-documentary interviews NoVA survivors, Mason students and faculty regarding their perspectives for keeping the memory alive for future generations. The film was produced by Mason students of Delta Kappa Alpha, a film fraternity. There are limited seats available for community members.

To get tickets visit: expressionsoftheholocaust.eventbrite.com

Community Ticket: $36

Mason Students: Free

Sponsorships available

Mason Hillel Taglit-Birthright Israel Bus- May 2014

Posted February 5th, 2014 in Announcements by masonhillel

Registration opens on Wednesday, February 19th at 10:00 am eastern time.
(Tuesday, February 18th for previous applicants)
at

 www.freeisraeltrip.org (referral code GMU)    

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NEW ELIGIBILITY FOR SUMMER 2014 ! MORE PEOPLE THAN EVER ARE NOW ELIGIBLE!

*For the first time ever, any Jewish college student between the ages of 18 and 26, who has traveled to Israel prior to turning 18, is now eligible If you have have been to Israel on a family trip, a touring group, educational program, study program or an organized extended residential program prior to turning 18,  we encourage you to apply and experience Israel with Taglit-Birthright Israel and Mason Hillel!*

If you are a Jewish college student, age 18-26, you’re invited to visit Israel as our guest.   This gift is made possible through a $210 million partnership from a group of prominent philanthropists, local Jewish Federations, the people of Israel through their government, Keren Hayesod and The Jewish Agency for Israel.

FAQ:

• When is the trip?
Our summer trip is leaving at the end of May and returning in early June. We will share information about the final dates as soon as we have it.

• What if I am not sure of my summer plans, but I want to try to go on the trip this summer?
If you aren’t sure about your summer plans, but you are interested in the trip, we encourage you to register and pay the refundable deposit. There will be plenty of time to withdraw once we announce the dates; however, if you do not register before registration closes, we unfortunately will not be able to get you into the system.

• What if I sign up and then I can’t go?  Will I get my deposit back?
When you register, you are required to pay a deposit to be considered for admission. If you decide you cannot go, you can withdraw and receive your deposit back if you do so before the withdrawal deadline. If you withdraw after this deadline, you will lose the deposit.  The deadline will be communicated to all students who register, so that there is no confusion.

• If I register am I guaranteed a spot?
Registration is a bit of a numbers game, because we cannot predict how many students will register; however, we truly work very hard to accommodate everyone who registers.   If we have more registrants than spots, a waiting list will be created, and we will do our best to accommodate people from that list.

• Can I go with friends from other schools?
Non-Mason students can sign up for the Mason trip.

• Is there anything I have to pay for?
Participants will receive their deposit back upon completion of the trip. Participants are responsible for transportation to and from the point of embarkation (usually in the New York area) and for the cost of an average of one meal a day on their own. Participants are also asked to bring $70 in tip money for tour providers in Israel. Any shopping or additional spending money is at your discretion.

• Can I see a sample itinerary?
Sure!  email rdiamond@gmu.edu

• What’s the catch?
None at all.  We are offering you this gift because we believe that a Jewish journey to Israel is your birthright.

Eligibility:

The short version of who is eligible:
• Someone who is 18-26 who will have graduated high school at the start of the trip and who identifies as a member of the Jewish people with at least one Jewish parent or a formal conversion.

The short version of who is not eligible:
• Someone who lived in Israel after their 12th birthday, or who has begun but not completed the conversion process or who identifies as a member of another faith or who has been to Israel on a peer trip after the age of 18. Please contact rdiamond@gmu.edu if you have questions about your eligibility for the trip.

Taglit-Birthright Israel is an amazing, FREE, ten day trip to Israel for Jewish young adults between 18 and 26 who have not been on a peer trip to Israel after the age of 18.

This trip is a gift from Taglit-Birthright Israel

5774 – 2013 High Holidays

Posted July 22nd, 2013 in Uncategorized by masonhillel

 

 

Join us for High Holidays at George Mason Hillel this year.

Click Here for more information:Mason Hillel High Holiday Flyer 2013

Birthright Israel: Free Israel Trip Reg. Opens Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:00am

Posted January 21st, 2013 in Uncategorized by masonhillel

Free Israel Trip Reg. Opens Feb. 13, 2013 at 10:00am

If you’re Jewish, age 18-26, and have never traveled on a peer-group trip to Israel, Hillel offers the best ways for you to have the time of your life in Israel – FOR FREE! Learn more about free Taglit-Birthright Israel: Hillel Trip options at www.freeisraeltrip.org and share trip information with your peers. You’ll see why Hillel trips are the smart choice for college students and others!

Applied before but didn’t get to go then you’re eligible for priority registration that opens Feb. 12, 2013 at 12:00pm (noon)

Etz Hayim Teaching Positions Open

Posted June 27th, 2012 in Announcements, Jobs by masonhillel

Congregation Etz Hayim in Arlington, VA is a Conservative
synagogue that is committed to lifelong learning. We are a socially
progressive, warm and welcoming community that encourages
spiritual and intellectual growth for everyone in our community. Our school thrives on the creativity of our teachers, and encourages outside of the box thinking. We are eager to hear
from those who want to give back to the community and enhance their
own learning at the same time.

At this time we are seeking teachers for the following positions:

Religious School Teacher – Sundays only, positions available for
preschool, elementary and middle school classes (9:30am-12:30pm)

Hebrew Teacher – Wednesdays only, positions available in middle school
classes (4:45pm-6:45pm)

Shabbat Service Leader (Saturday mornings, 10:00am-12:00pm) elementary classes

If you have some experience working with school-aged
children, are comfortable with a wide range of opinions and attitudes
towards Jewish experiences and knowledge, please send your resume
and a cover letter describing which position most interests you and
why to us at: school@etzhayim.net
If you would like more information call 703-979-4466*

Agudas Achim Shabbat Teacher Sought

Posted May 16th, 2012 in Announcements, Jobs by masonhillel

NOAM SHABBAT TEACHER –

Agudas Achim Congregation, Alexandria, VA, is seeking a teacher for our Shabbat NOAM Program. The course meets from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon during the school year on Shabbat morning. Must have knowledge of the Conservative Movement Shabbat Morning service.

  • Teacher will help run a Shabbat service for 3rd – 6th graders along with another teacher.
  • Must have your own transportation.
  • Contact – Scott Littky, Education Director – slittky@agudasachim-va.org

    Part-time Live-in Nanny Sought

    Posted May 15th, 2012 in Announcements, Jobs by masonhillel

    We are looking for a part-time live-in nanny (approximately 15 hours per week) for a 1 year old girl and 3 year old boy. The hours are roughly 6:30 – 8:30am Monday through Friday, and 5 hours during the weekend. Weekend hours are flexible and would be mutually agreed upon by nanny and parents.

    Ideal person has infant and toddler care experience, must have driver’s license and clean driving record, and does not smoke. The position involves driving the kids to the local day care using parent’s car.

    We particularly encourage applicants to apply if they value good nutrition, are physically active, use encouraging language (even when disciplining) and demonstrate a calm demeanor.

    You would be responsible for getting the two children ready for their full day at day care (prepare breakfast and snacks for school, help them get washed and dressed, etc) and drive kids to school in the morning using our car.

    Light housecleaning would involve cleaning up after meals, washing dishes, doing the kids laundry, occasional vacuuming in play area and kids rooms. We encourage kids to clean up after themselves, so teaching the 3 year old to make is bed and clean up his toys is ideal, but you may need to go behind him and finish up the job.

    The compensation is free rent in exchange for 15 hours of child care per week; to include a private bathroom, private furnished bedroom, private back entrance, basic storage space.

    If you would like to explore this part-time, live-in position further, please email me at jillnissan@gmail.com.

    Etz Hayim Teaching Positions

    Posted May 14th, 2012 in Jobs, Uncategorized by masonhillel

    PART-TIME TEACHING POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

    Congregation Etz Hayim in Arlington, VA is a conservative
    synagogue that is committed to lifelong learning. We are a socially
    progressive, warm and welcoming community that encourages
    spiritual and intellectual growth for everyone in our community. Our school thrives on the creativity of our teachers, and encourages outside of the box thinking. We are eager to hear
    from those who want to give back to the community and enhance their
    own learning at the same time.

    At this time we are seeking teachers for the following positions:

    Religious School Teacher – Sundays only, positions available for
    preschool, elementary and middle school classes (9:30am-12:30pm)

    Hebrew Teacher – Wednesdays only, positions available in middle school
    classes (4:45pm-6:45pm)

    Youth Advisor

    If you have some experience working with school-aged children, are comfortable with a wide range of opinions and attitudes towards Jewish experiences and knowledge, please send your resume and a cover letter describing which position most interests you and why to us at: school@etzhayim.net

    If you would like more information call 703-979-4466

    Hebrew School Teachers 2012-13 Sought

    Posted May 14th, 2012 in Announcements, Jobs by masonhillel

    Looking for great Hebrew school teachers for the 2012-2013 school year

    Congregation Beth Emeth in Herndon VA is looking for a few great Hebrew school teachers, grades K-7. Ideal candidates should be Jewishly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about teaching and spreading a love of Judaism to the next generation. Classes meet Sunday morning as well as Wednesday and/or Thursday afternoons during the school year. Unfortunately, we are not close to any public transportation and teachers must be able to drive themselves.

    CBE is a warm and down-to-earth congregation with a lot of great kids and involved families. Contact the religious school director, Wilhelmina Gottschalk (wilhelmina@bethemeth.org) with resume and grade range you would like to teach. We look forward to hearing from you!