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Speaker on campus

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Hillel and the Jewish Student Union are so excited to welcome Rabbi Rachel Barenblat to campus on October 9th, 2018. Rabbi Barenblat blogs as the Velveteen Rabbi and is author of five book-length collections of poetry, most recently Texts to the Holy (Ben Yehuda, 2018.) 

From 12:15-1:15, in Wilder 215, gather over lunch to meet and chat with Rabbi Barenblat. There will be bagels and other snacks. From 4:30-6pm in Wilder 115, she will be offering a workshop titled "Writing Your Own Psalm". At 8pm in Hallock Auditorium, Rabbi Barenblat will offer readings from her work. There will be dessert.

new school year 2018

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Our student leaders are already off to an amazing start planning holiday celebrations, Shabbat activities, speakers, and other amazing activities for the school year. We have chairs and treasurers of Hillel and the Jewish Student Union as well as an Education Coordinator, a Shabbat Coordinator, and Accessibility Coordinator, and a Spirituality Coordinator. If you want to be in touch with any of them, send a message to admin@oberlinhillel.com and we will direct you to the right person.

Student featured in lilith magazine

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One of our students, Julia Peterson, was featured on the Lilith Magazine blog. Check out the article here to read testimonials from six young LGBTQ+ Jews about their queer and Jewish identities.