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With Passover only a week away it’s not to early to start planning. There are still seats available at the University of Washington’s Seders. Below is our flier for both Passover and our Chametz party. Please contact us with questions. Have a great spring break. Passover Flier

The Evergreen Hillel

This article was published in the Sunday Times today. It’s a look into a type of semi-underground party that happens regularly in an Orthodox Community in New York City. Jews of every type and from all over the city come together for this party and dance, argue or just take it all in. Read the article here. And, be sure to watch the video.

Passover will be upon us sooner than we can imagine, first Seder is the 2nd of April which is also the first day of spring quarter. We will be going to University of Washington to take part in their Hillel Seders. UW is offering Four Seders the first night and they will begin around 7:30pm there will be undergraduates, Jconnectors (ages 22-32) and community members in attendance. The 4 seders will be a Womens Seder, a traditional Hebrew seder, a Learners seder, and an Environmental seder. You can RSVP on our website through the contact us page, or through UW’s Hillel. There is a nominal fee, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

This article from todays New York Times Real Estate Section discusses how many Americans are forgoing traditional vacation home locations and opting to buy property in Israel. With those beautiful views, I’m not surprised. It’s gonna cost you, though. But really, Israel, the new Hamptons?

“Views of the Old City and of the Dome of the Rock are a must,” Mr. Tzuberi said, “even though they can add hundreds of thousands of dollars to the cost of a home.”

So it’s been a pretty slow news day — The New York Times has Captain America on the front page. But, the Times also had this really great article: Journey from a Chinese Orphanage to a Jewish Right of Passage.

“But seldom is the juxtaposition of homeland and new home, of faith and background, so stark. And nothing brings out the contrasts like a bat mitzvah, as formal a declaration of identity as any 13-year-old can be called upon to make.”

Really cool article. Check it out.

  • Candidates on Israel: American Jewish leaders are really starting to pay attention to 2008 Presidential hopefuls’ views on Israel. And you should, too.
  • Israel Studies on Campus: A group of 31 American Jewish organizations are working hard to increase access to Israel studies on college campuses across the county. “In 386 institutions surveyed, including a varied sample of top universities, state schools and community colleges, 53 percent didn’t offer a single course on Israel. Not even [a course on] comparative politics that includes Israel among other countries.” Boo.
  • What’s This All About, Israel?: According to a new study released today, the average woman’s salary in Israel was less than half of that of men. Seriously, boo.