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

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

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

    Great Nanny Position

    Posted April 4th, 2012 in Announcements, General, Jobs by masonhillel

    GREAT NANNY POSITION STARTING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE – PERFECT DAY JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR AN EVENING STUDENT! CLOSE TO GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY!
    We are looking for a full time live-out nanny to care for our very sweet three-year-old at our home in Occoquan, Virginia beginning as soon as possible. Our perfect candidate will be a loving and trustworthy caregiver who enjoys reading books, going for walks, playing games, signing songs and genuinely keeping our sweet toddler happy. Continue Reading »

    GMU Hillel T-Shirts Now Available!

    Posted February 22nd, 2012 in Announcements by masonhillel

    George Mason Hillel is pleased to announce the sale of Mason Hillel gear.  Stop by gmuhillel.spreadshirt.com and order your merchandise today.

    Israel Trip Reg. Closes Feb. 23 9AM

    Posted February 21st, 2012 in Announcements, General by masonhillel

    Don’t be left behind, Apply Today for the FREE Taglit-Birthright Israel: Hillel trip.  Registration will only stay open until 9am Feb. 23, 2012.
    Be sure to pay your deposit!

    Apply Now at www.freeisraeltrip.org

    Routes: Re-fuel Your Think Tank

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

    Register Today!
    ROUTES: A Day of Jewish Learning
    RE-FUEL YOUR THINK TANK

    Sunday, March 11, 2012

    7 Hours, 70 Sessions
    10 – 5 @ University of Maryland, College Park, Munching Hall

    From comedy to Kabbalah, global politics to playground politics, soul mates to soul searching. 70 great conversations with inspiring speakers. What they say might surprise you! Sponsored by the Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning and Maryland Hillel.

    General Admission: $18 ($25 at the door)
    Students: FREE (with valid student ID) – high school and undergraduate students

    Registration now open: www.routeslearning.org / 240.283.6200

    Taglit-Birthright Israel: Hillel Trip Reg. Opens Feb. 15, 10am

    Posted January 25th, 2012 in Announcements, General by masonhillel

    Free Israel Trip Reg. Opens Feb. 15, 2012 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. 14, 2012 at 12:00pm (noon)

    Israel Trip Blog – see the story

    Posted January 20th, 2012 in Announcements, General by masonhillel

    Recently 21 George Mason students participated on the Taglit-Birthright Israel: Hillel trip Jan. 7-19.  See the trip story and reactions on the trip blog.

    Camp Rodef Shalom Jobs

    Posted January 20th, 2012 in Announcements, Jobs by masonhillel

    CAMP RODEF SHALOM, a Reform Jewish day camp in Northern Virginia, is hiring counselors, supervisors, and specialists in sports, art, music, drama, and swim for summer 2012. The camp is a weekday program from June 25-July 27, 2012 (with optional Bonus Week July 30-August 3) and staff hours are 8:30am-3:30pm daily. Camp is messy, exciting, and fun! If you are interested in working at camp, please complete our online staff application, which is available at http://www.templerodefshalom.org/education/campstaff.htm Continue Reading »