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Join us for our Chanukah Party and Shabbatluck! This Friday, December 3rd at 5:30 pm, located in SEM II E2105.

There will be latkes, dreidel games, lighting of candles (for Shabbat and Chanukah), geoduck gift exchange, a potluck, and lots of fun!

What’s a geoduck gift exchange?  It is like a white elephant gift exchange, where everyone brings a gift (small, funny, homemade, inexpensive, etc) but no one knows who will receive which gift. Sound fun? Good! Join us for a great time!
Who: Evergreen Hillel and you!
What: Chanukah/Shabbat Potluck Party
When: Dec. 3rd, 5:30 pm
Where: SEM II E2105
Why: Great food, fun games

Hey everyone,
Just a check-in with everyone, who all is planning on attending Shabbat in the City, the Second City Chamber series Israeli/Jewish music concert this coming Friday, the 8th of October? Remember, tickets are just $5 each for the first 28 students, and after that it goes up to $10 per student, and we need our counts soon. Keep telling your friends, acquaintances, random people that seem interesting know about the concert and our shabbat/small kiddush planned before the concert at the Annie Wright School in Tacoma.
RSVP to by Monday evening.
Best regards,

Shalom all!

Our Hillel Seder is quickly drawing near. This mean we will be grocery shopping. Given our limited budget, we cannot prepare food for a “Maybe” RSVP. We need either a yes or a no by 9:00am Thursday morning. (That’s tomorrow morning!) If you are a “Maybe” RSVP, feel free to attend, but please understand that although we will welcome you to enjoy the ritual, we cannot guarantee food.

If you have questions about what to bring for the potluck, or are wondering whether your dish is Kosher for Passover, please contact me with your concern. I am available via Facebook, and email at

This is not a first night, or a second night Seder, so traditional guidelines are looser regarding the ceremony. We’ve decided to take this opportunity to explore the theme of freedom from a nontraditional perspective. This Seder, we will be using a modified version of “A Survivor’s Haggadah – Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse”. For those who have been abused themselves, whether early or later in life, the Seder may be triggering. For those who have never had to deal with these experiences, may this Seder open your eyes to those who are not free.

A PDF is available at for those who wish to get a preview. Of course, there will be enough print copies for everyone on Friday night.

An important note on Seder behavior:

In the past, people have attended Hillel events under the influence of various substances. The Passover Seder is one of Judaism’s most sacred occasions. As such, all are asked to attend our events sober. Wine will be provided at the event; people arriving inebriated will be turned away at the door. We will hold to this rule no matter the substance. As such, if you become disruptively inebriated during the Seder, we reserve the right to ask you to leave.

We only have enough wine for 4 glasses each (per the Seder guidelines).

Joshua Levine

Shalom all,

I hope you all come to our meeting at the S and A Conference room on the 3rd floor of Sem1. We will be discussing topics that include but are not limited to: Passover plans, recap our budget, Jewish comic book artists, raw food workshops and start work on our calendar for next academic year.

Jonathan Levy-Wolins
Evergreen Hillel Co-Coordinator