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Congregation B’nai Torah is having a Chanukah bazaar this Sunday. There will be food vendors, lots of latkes, a raffle, and judaica. There will also be Israeli movies shown. Here’s the movie schedule for the day:

12:30 – Cup Final (1991)

2:30 – Kazablan (1974)

4:30 – Adio Kerida (2002)

At 6, Chanukah candles will be lit.

Directions: The temple is located at 3437 Libby Rd NE.

This will be our first Shabbat Dinner off campus, but it isn’t that far. It is hosted by Kai, who is not directly affiliated with Hillel, and is a great opportunity to meet Jews outside of the Evergreen community.

Following the 41 bus route (from campus), Kai’s house is shortly after you turn left onto 28th Ave (which becomes Division later). The address is 2639, and it’ll be on the right side of the road if you’re coming from campus. The festivities will begin at 8pm. Please bring a vegetarian dish or a kosher meat dish. RSVP with what you’re bringing to

See you all there.

Just making an announcement, our next Shabbat Dinner is coming next week. More details will be released as they are made available.

On behalf of the Evergreen Hillel, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ellen Hockley for her unwavering commitment and tireless effort to help build and sustain the ever-changing Jewish community at Evergreen. As Ellen will be leaving us for the Jackson School next year, we wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors.

Thursday May 24th Camp Darfur will be on Evergreen’s campus.
Camp Darfur is an interactive awareness and education event that will bring attention to the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and will give individuals the opportunity to discover their own power to make a difference. A traveling refugee camp coming to your community.

Camp Darfur will raise awareness and examine Sudan’s Darfur region of humanitarian crisis – genocide. A deeply concerned Southern California community will come together united as one voice to remember the victims of past genocides and to make a call to action to end the genocide in Darfur today.

For more information please check out Camp Darfur online.

Here is some more information about our events this week.

  • David Lynn will be speaking at 7pm in Lecture Hall 2 on May 16th. BIO: David Lynn is an Evergreen graduate who just returned from Darfur’s refugee camps within Eastern Chad’s war zone. Prior assignments with the Humanitarian Law Project and as an independent journalist have taken David to Iraq, El Salvador, Nicaragua, South Africa and Northern Ireland. His website has a great deal of information about his past and present work.
  • Friday May 18th Hillel will be sponsoring a Potluck Shabbat it will be in Mod 303 B. Homemade Challah will be provided. This will be a vegetarian meal, if you have any questions concerning the food feel free to contact us and/or check out this website.

We hope to see you all there. Have a great week.

We have a slew of events planned in the next few weeks.

  • Next Wednesday May 16th David Lynn will be giving a lecture to be followed with his documentary about his experiences in Chad. He will be speaking about the Genocide in Darfur, Sudan and its effects in the surrounding countries. This event is co-sponsored by SESAME.
  • Friday May 18th we will be having a Potluck Shabbat dinner with a Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) theme.
  • Monday May 21st at 6pm in Lecture Hall 1 we will be co-sponsoring the film “Trembling Before G-d” with the Evergreen Queer Alliance. To be followed by Q&A with Rabbi Seth Goldstein.
  • Thursday May 24th we are bringing Camp Darfur to campus, this event will take place on Red Square from 10-2pm.

More information about these and future events will be coming soon. Thanks for your patience. Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have.

This week April 23rd-29th we have a busy week planned. Tuesday and Wednesday we will be having Bake Sale in the CAB, on the main floor from 11am-2ish.

Wednesday we also have our weekly Hillel meeting in SEM II A32017, come join a committee, help plan future events and schmooze with other Jews.

Also we will be having a Jewish/Hebrew game night on Wednesday at 7pm in Mod 303 B (Student Housing)

Sunday April 29th Rabbi Joseph Telushkin will be speaking in Portland. The topic of his lecture is “Judaism: What is the goal?” His lecture will be at Congregation Shaarie Torah, and is free to students with a valid student ID. If you would like to come, please email us at, so that we might help you make appropriate arrangements.

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

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.