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FALL 2009

Dinner and Discussion: Judaism, Homosexuality, and Chinese Food
Monday, November 2, 2009 - 6:30 PM

Do you like free food? Discussing interesting Jewish topics? Hanging out with friends from BaRuCH and Shalem? Come have a philosophical discussion over dinner with your friends! This week's theme is Homosexuality, Judaism, and Chinese food. All food will be vegetarian, kosher-style, and totally free. Stay for as long as you have time for, speak your mind, and be a part of the community.


Shalem Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 6:00 PM

Join us for the opening event of Shalem, Brandeis' Jewish GLBTA organization. Meet everyone and eat sundaes.


SPRING 2009

Seder Shalem
Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 2:00 PM

Are you ready to get in the mood for Pesach? Feeling like you need some freedom? Come to Hillel Lounge, Sunday, 2PM, for an afternoon exploring personal Exodus narratives and coming out stories. Make your Passover seder this year truly liberating! This event is for everyone and anyone who wants to make the Exodus come alive and allow all people to join around the Passover table.


A Weekend with Rabbi Steven Greenberg - sponsored by Hillel and Triskelion
Friday, March 13, 2009 - Saturday, March 14, 2009

Rabbi Steven Greenberg is a senior teaching fellow at CLAL, The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. He is an orthodox Jew who has the courage to address issues that have been long ignored in the orthodox jewish community. Come ask questions and join the conversation in any or all of the following forums...

Friday: 8 30 PM in Sherman Function Hall: hear Rabbi Greenberg speak about his personal story and struggle as a gay and committed Orthodox Jew.

Saturday @ 1 30 PM: Schwartz Audtitorium, a panel discussion with Rabbi Greenberg, Father Walter Cuenin, and James Mandrell, chair the of the WMNGS department for a jewish, catholic, and academic perspective on religion and homosexuality.

Saturday @ 8 30 PM: a screening of "Trembling Before God," a documentary film about gay and lesbian Orthodox Jews in which Rabbi Greenberg is featured. Q&A to follow the screening.


"You Can't Be a Lesbian--You're Jewish!"
Sunday, February 8, 2009 - 5:00 PM

Join FMLA and Shalem, Brandeis' Jewish LGBTQA group, for a night of literature and learning with Leslea Newman, award-winning writer and poet Laureate of Northampton MA. Leslea Newman is the author of many wonderful and controversial books, most notably 'Heather Has Two Mommies'. She will be speaking about the intersection of her Jewish and lesbian identities and the issues she has come across, as well as conducting readings from her work. An evening not to be missed!


FALL 2008

How to Be a Good Ally
Friday, December 12, 2008 - 7:30 PM

Have you ever heard someone say, "Oh man, that's so gay!" and not known what to do? Well, now you will!
This Shabbat, join Shalem and the QRC (Queer Resource Center) for a fun yet informative oneg where we will explore ways for Hillel members to be supportive allies of the queer community at Brandeis.


ICC Movie Night - The Bubble!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 - 7:00 PM

Come by for a really incredible film, food, and conversation! Triskelion and Shalem are joining together this Tuesday, December 2, in the ICC Swig Lounge, in East Quad. IT STARTS AT 7:00. Don't miss this incredible movie!

THE BUBBLE:
A powerful love story, telling of a young Israeli who falls in love with a Palestinian man, and their struggle to have a relationship while their mutual societies are in conflict. A controversial and critically acclaimed movie from renowned Israeli director Eytan Fox. DON'T MISS IT!


I'm Fasting and You Want to Talk About Sex?
Sunday, October 5, 2008 - 6:00 PM

For centuries people have struggled with the difficult Biblical verses in Leviticus seeming to prohibit male-male sex. This portion is traditionally read on the afternoon of the holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur. If you struggle, have struggled, or think you will struggle with these verses, or if you just want to have something to think about to keep your mind off food, then come to the Hillel Lounge at 6 PM, Sunday, October 5 to hear Rabbi David Dunn Bauer lead a text study about this issue. Dinner will be provided (it's not Yom Kippur yet!).


Jewish LGBTQA Meet and Greet
Monday, September 8, 2008 - 8:00 PM

Come for an evening of food, short films, and good-looking people. Open and accepting of members and allies of the Jewish/GLBTQ community.