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Hillel at the University of Oklahoma Weekly Newsletter 2/19
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This week at Hillel:

Schmoozeday Tuesday
Tuesday, 2/20 from 11:00am-3:00pm
Bookmark Cafe

Enjoy a free drink on Hillel and hang out with your Hillel friends!

Party With the LGBTJew 
Tuesday, 2/20 at 6:30pm
Game night hosted by the LGBTQ+ Jewish group

Let’s Write a Haggadah!
Wednesday, 2/21 from 11am – 2pm
We’re writing our very own, OU Hillel Haggadah! If you want to help, or learn more about the Haggadah and Passover, come and join us! Lunch will be served!

Self Defense Night
Thursday, 2/22 at 6:30pm
Get ready to kick some butt at our Self-Defense class! We’re partnering with OUPD to bring in trained professionals who can teach you the necessary techniques to handle any situation

Pajama Shabbat!
Friday, 2/23 at 6:30pm

Break out your favorite PJ’s and comfy slippers and join us at Shabbat for our first Pajama Shabbat! 

Queen Esther’s Ball
Friday, 3/2 at 6:30pm

You are cordially invited to attend our first annual Queen Esther’s Ball! Celebrate Purim and Shabbat with a delicious dinner, music, and more. Please RSVP to Matt by February 23rd!

We’re Going Camping!
Get ready for something new! Hillel is looking to go camping this spring, and we want you to join us! If you are interested, please make sure to fill out our info poll:

Upcoming Judaic Studies Events:

Asenath, Judith and the #Metoo Moment:
Tuesday 2/20 at 5pm
Community Room, Bizzell Library Lower Level 1
Presidential Dream Course Lecture: Responses to Dinah’s Rape in Genesis, a talk by Dr. Anathea Portier-Young

Do We All Serve the Same God? The First “Commandment”
Thursday, 2/22 at 7pm
Heritage Room, Oklahoma Memorial Union
18th Annual Yedida Kalfon Stillman Memorial Lecture: a talk by Dr. Jim Diamond.  This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, Literature’s and Linguistics.  Reception before the lecture at 6:30pm.

OU Hillel’s Star of David!
Each week, Hillel will be featuring a new student for our Stars of David project! This week’s Star, Jessica!

Q1: What’s your year and major? I’m a freshman and an Early Childhood Education major
Q2: What’s your favorite superhero?  I don’t have one
Q3: What is your favorite Jewish/Israeli dish? I love hummus with pretty much everything
Q4: What’s your favorite inspirational quote? “Everything happens for a reason”
Q4: Why did you come to OU? I came to OU because it was a good distance from home and I fell in love with the campus when I came to visit
Q5: Have you been to Israel? If so, what’s your favorite place?   No I haven’t been to Israel but I hope to go soon!

Hillel wants to hear from you!
Has Hillel made an impact on your life? Let us know! If you fill this out in the next day or so, you’ll be eligible for a $5 Starbucks or Amazon giftcard! Fill out the Survey HERE
Matzo Ball Hotline!

Are you, or someone you know feeling ill? Order a (free) bowl of homemade Matzo Ball Soup and we’ll deliver it to you! For more information, visit our website:


David & Kari Keaton
Sponsors for this week’s Shmoozeday Tuesday!

Donald & Debbie Nevard
Sponsors for this week’s Challah for Shabbat dinner!

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