Now that the wave of Jewish holidays has ended, you may find yourself struggling to decide what campus events and activities to attend. To help you decide, Ha’Am’s staff members shared the events on campus that they are most looking forward to this month. Look out for us at these upcoming events and even around campus. If you would like to learn more about Ha’Am and its staff, feel free to visit the staff page.
Tessa Nath – Editor-in-Chief
“I am most looking forward to the Jewish Refugees in Shanghai exhibit at Hillel, and I am excited to learn about a neglected part of Jewish history — especially in a place at which we often forget to look.”
The exhibit runs October 27 – December 14 at UCLA Hillel (574 Hilgard Ave).
Simone Dvoskin – Copy Editor
“I am looking forward to challah baking at JAM on Wednesday night. This week is the first challah baking of the quarter — you get to make your own challah, any way you want! You get to be around nice people too! It’s also a nice break from homework and studying.”
JAM hosts challah baking every Wednesday night at 533 Landfair Ave. Stop by at 8:30 pm or stay after Maimonides.
Elyssa Schlossberg – Copy Editor/Business Manager
“I am excited about Hillel’s Shabbat Around Westwood on Friday, October 25, because I think it will provide students the opportunity to take ownership of creating their own Shabbat experience and celebrating on an intimate level.”
Shabbat Around Westwood or ShabbAW will consist of a series of satellite Friday night Shabbat experiences at various locations on and around campus. Sign up now!
Talia Kamdjou – Photographer
“This week (and every week), I am most excited about Parsha and Pizza at Hillel! Every Thursday night from 6-7pm, JLIC brings different, inspirational speakers and provides delicious pizza.”
Visit Hillel at 574 Hilgard Ave. for Parsha and Pizza, or stop by Hillel anytime.
David Chernobylsky – Staff Writer
“We sometimes ask ourselves, what does it mean to be a Jew? What is the essence of having the Pintel Yid, or the Jewish Spirit? Yet we can never truly answer these questions without going back to the core. To understand the Torah in a philosophical and historical context gives a deeper meaning to the importance of our ancestry and where we come from, in our time today. Sinai Scholars (helmed by Rabbi Dovid Gurevich) on Tuesday evenings at 7 is a forum at which your questions will be answered, and your understanding deepened. It is truly a great experience, one that will open your eyes and show you an entire new perspective!”
It’s not too late to sign up for Sinai Scholars. Apply here.
Devorah Friedman – Managing Editor
“Shabbat! At 5:59 pm this Friday! Also, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Center for Jewish Studies’ founding with fellow Jewish and Judeophilic Bruins tomorrow at 4 pm.”
Join the Center for Jewish Studies on Wednesday, October 16, at 4 pm in 314 Royce Hall to learn more about the Center and meet students, faculty, and alumni.
Yona Remer – Content Editor
“I am most looking forward to the upcoming JSU meeting and hearing all about the progress JSU has made towards bringing a kosher dining option to the hill.”
The first JSU (Jewish Student Union) meeting is Wednesday, October 16, from 6 pm to 7pm in the Math/Sciences Building, Room 5148. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Miriam Pinski – Content Editor
“I look forward to baking challah for the hungry at Hillel this Wednesday.”
Challah for Hunger takes place every Wednesday 4-6 pm at Hillel at 574 Hilgard Ave.
Nicole Rudolph – App Manager/Layout Editor/Copy Editor
“I am very excited about Chabad’s Ladies’ Spa Night on Wednesday night. It sounds like a fun way to meet other students and recover from the stress of the first few weeks of school. I will also be going to Bruins for Israel meetings to learn more about the politics, history and culture of Israel.”
The annual Ladies’ Spa Night is Wednesday October 16 at 7pm at 10941 Strathmore Drive. Feel free to join for a lovely evening of manicures and snacks. Bruins for Israel meetings are at 6 pm every Tuesday at Hillel (574 Hilgard Ave.) and look out for their other events.