Hillel-Chavurah, newly affiliated with the National Hillel Organization, is a group open to both Jewish and non-Jewish students interested in learning about Jewish traditions and celebrating Jewish culture.As a club, Hillel-Chavurah is quite informal. Most of the activities come from what members want them to be year to year. Co-presidents Dan Perelstein and Sara Zion have many ideas for the upcoming year, all of them a lot of fun. Club meeting times are very much based on the schedules of those interested and can be as frequent or infrequent as members wish.
In order to celebrate Judaism and to give the campus the opportunity to learn and participate in the traditional festivities, Hillel-Chavurah leads one religion-based party each term, open to the entire campus. The group hosts the Chanukah party first term, a Purim party second term, and a Passover Seder third term, all led and planned by members of Hillel-Chavurah.
Hillel-Chavurah members also have random fun activities, like movie marathons that are sometimes slightly connected to religion, though usually not. Members also have the chance to attend services in Appleton.
While Hillel-Chavurah is a fun way to meet people who share a common interest, more importantly it is an important group because it provides a forum to discuss recent fears and hopes for the future.
If you are interested in getting involved with any aspect of the club, find the Hillel-Chavurah table at the Student Activities Fair Sept. 24 or contact Dan Perelstein (x7086) or Sara Zion (x6243).