Jewish High Holiday Services – Fall 2020/5781

We look forward to celebrating the Jewish High Holidays with you!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all prayer services will be held via the zoom link below. Our online High Holidays services will be held in partnership with Beth Israel Congregation in Bath and co-led by Rabbi Lisa Vinikoor, our High Holiday student-rabbi Andrew Mandel, Bowdoin students, faculty, staff and members of Beth Israel Congregation. In addition, we are thrilled to welcome Sam Kyzivat, Bowdoin ‘18, as our musical accompanist.

Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 18, 2020
5:30pmEST Erev Rosh Hashanah Seder
(see list below of suggested Seder items)

Saturday, September 19, 2020,
11amEST Rosh Hashanah Morning Service

Yom Kippur

Sunday, September 27, 2020
8pmEST Kol Nidre Service

Monday, September 28, 2020,
11amEST Yom Kippur Morning Service followed by Yizkor
6pmEST Afternoon Service and Neilah

Zoom link for All High Holiday Events
Bowdoin students/faculty/staff should check the email digest for this information.
Community members may contact David Israel for the link – disrael@bowdoin.edu

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Gather these items for the Erev Rosh Hashanah Seder, September 18, 5:30pm

  • Candles for Shabbat and Holiday candle lighting
  • A food item that you haven’t eaten yet this year, your choice!
  • Dates
  • Pomegranate
  • Pumpkin/Gourd/Winter squash
  • Leeks or scallions
  • Fish head (see notes below)
  • A food item that is round, your choice!
  • Apples and honey
  • Grape juice or wine
  • Challah  (traditionally a round shaped challah)

Here are a few ideas to help with your preparation:

  1. We will eat the items listed above (for the most part). Serve them plain/raw or consider making a recipe. For example- pumpkin soup, blue cheese stuffed dates, scallion pancakes- yum! Let your imagination and appetite soar!
  2. If you can’t find an item from the list, don’t worry. Feel free to come up with creative alternatives. For example, instead of an actual Fish Head use gummy fish, a lettuce head, or goldfish crackers.

L’Shana Tova u-Metukah!
Wishing you and your families a happy and sweet new year

Jewish High Holiday Services and Meals, Fall 2019 – 5780

We look forward to celebrating the Jewish High Holidays with you on campus! Students, faculty, and staff and their family members are welcome to all meals. Beth Israel Congregation members are welcome for Erev Rosh Hashanah dinner with RSVP. **RSVP required for all meals during the Jewish High Holidays. Students should RSVP to bowdoinhillelrsvp@gmail.com. Faculty, staff, and congregants … Continue reading “Jewish High Holiday Services and Meals, Fall 2019 – 5780”

We look forward to celebrating the Jewish High Holidays with you on campus! Students, faculty, and staff and their family members are welcome to all meals. Beth Israel Congregation members are welcome for Erev Rosh Hashanah dinner with RSVP.

**RSVP required for all meals during the Jewish High Holidays. Students should RSVP to bowdoinhillelrsvp@gmail.com. Faculty, staff, and congregants should RSVP to Rabbi Vinikoor at lvinikoo@bowdoin.edu.

Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, September 29, 2019

  • 5:00pm: Services in Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall
  • 6:30pm: Dinner in Main Lounge and Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union, for Bowdoin students, faculty, staff families, and Beth Israel Congregation members

Monday, September 30, 2019

  • 10:30am: Morning Services in Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall
  • 12:30pm: Lunch in Main Lounge, Moulton Union, for Bowdoin students, faculty and staff families

Yom Kippur

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

  • 6:00pm: Dinner in Main Lounge, Moulton Union for Bowdoin students, faculty, staff and family members
  • 7:30pm: Kol Nidre Services in Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

  • 10:30am-1:15pm: Morning Services in Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall
  • 5:00-6:45pm: Afternoon Services and Neila in Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall
  • 6:45pm: Break-Fast snack directly outside of Daggett Lounge, Thorne Hall
  • 7:00pm: Dinner in Main Lounge in Moulton Union for Bowdoin students, faculty, staff and family members

Please reach out to Annie (acrose@bowdoin.edu), Sam (shedward@bowdoin.edu), or Rabbi Vinikoor (lvinikoo@bowdoin.edu) with any questions!

L’shana tova u’metukah – For a good and sweet new year!

Hillel Celebrates the Career of Advisor Sherrie Bergman

We couldn’t end the year without expressing our gratitude and appreciation of Sherrie Bergman, who this year is retiring.  An advisor to Hillel for over 12 years now, Sherrie has had a wonderful influence  on Hillel and has been incredibly important to Hillel’s development, maintenance, and growth.  Without a doubt, Hillel would not be where … Continue reading “Hillel Celebrates the Career of Advisor Sherrie Bergman”

Sherry Bergman

We couldn’t end the year without expressing our gratitude and appreciation of Sherrie Bergman, who this year is retiring.  An advisor to Hillel for over 12 years now, Sherrie has had a wonderful influence  on Hillel and has been incredibly important to Hillel’s development, maintenance, and growth.  Without a doubt, Hillel would not be where it is today without her expertise, perspective, an advice on many matters.  For this, Bowdoin Hillel is greatly indebted to Sherrie Bergman, and we would like to convey our deepest thanks for her many years of commitment and service to the Jewish community here at Bowdoin.

To learn more about Sherrie Bergman, we invite you to read the following article in the Bowdoin Daily Sun:  http://www.bowdoindailysun.com/bowdoin-college-librarian-sherrie-bergman-to-receive-2012-alumni-award-for-faculty-and-staff/

End of the ’11 – ’12 Year

The end of the year rapidly advancing, the Board of Hillel and its advisors joined together in celebration of another great year of Bowdoin Hillel.  Having elected Lydia Singerman ’13 and Melanie Gaynes ’13 as Co-Presidents for the coming ’12 – ’13 school year, Bowdoin Hillel is looking forward to another fantastic year next year. … Continue reading “End of the ’11 – ’12 Year”

Bowdoin College Hillel

The end of the year rapidly advancing, the Board of Hillel and its advisors joined together in celebration of another great year of Bowdoin Hillel.  Having elected Lydia Singerman ’13 and Melanie Gaynes ’13 as Co-Presidents for the coming ’12 – ’13 school year, Bowdoin Hillel is looking forward to another fantastic year next year.  Thanks to everyone who participated this year, have a great summer, and we’ll see you soon!

 

Passover 2012

This year, the Passover Seder will be held in Main Lounge of Moulton Union on the first night, Friday, April 6, 2012 beginning at 5:30.  

This year, the Passover Seder will be held in Main Lounge of Moulton Union on the first night, Friday, April 6, 2012 beginning at 5:30.

 

2012’s Annual Purim Party – A Success!

On Saturday, March 3rd, Bowdoin Hillel hosted it’s annual Purim Party, featuring live music, freshly-baked homemade Hamentachen, and plenty of festive Purim spirit!  The event was a success, bringing in a large portion of both Bowdoin’s Jewish (and non-Jewish!) communities.

On Saturday, March 3rd, Bowdoin Hillel hosted it’s annual Purim Party, featuring live music, freshly-baked homemade Hamentachen, and plenty of festive Purim spirit!  The event was a success, bringing in a large portion of both Bowdoin’s Jewish (and non-Jewish!) communities.


An Evening with Harris Gleckman, Director of the Documenting Maine Jewry Project

On the evening of Tuesday, February 21st, Bowdoin’s Jewish community was lucky enough to experience a brief presentation by Dr. Harris Gleckman, the Director of the Documenting Maine Jewry Project.  Having spent a number of years studying Maine’s unique Jewish history, Dr. Gleckman spoke specifically about the Summit Springs Hotel, a Jewish resort alternative to … Continue reading “An Evening with Harris Gleckman, Director of the Documenting Maine Jewry Project”

On the evening of Tuesday, February 21st, Bowdoin’s Jewish community was lucky enough to experience a brief presentation by Dr. Harris Gleckman, the Director of the Documenting Maine Jewry Project.  Having spent a number of years studying Maine’s unique Jewish history, Dr. Gleckman spoke specifically about the Summit Springs Hotel, a Jewish resort alternative to the Poland Springs Hotel, as well as the region’s larger Jewish history.  An enthusiastic Q&A session with students, faculty, and members of the greater community followed.  Many thanks again to Dr. Gleckman for presenting!

Latkes at Ladd

This Friday, the Bowdoin Hillel is hosting its annual blockbuster event: Latkes at Ladd! This Friday, December 3, 2010 at 9PM, join us for the tasty and fried deliciousness that is latkes! We’ll have plenty of latkes, good music, and great people, and this event is open to everyone! So this Friday, make sure to … Continue reading “Latkes at Ladd”

This Friday, the Bowdoin Hillel is hosting its annual blockbuster event:

Latkes at Ladd!

Latkes at Ladd - Bowdoin Hillel
This Friday, December 3, 2010 at 9PM, join us for the tasty and fried deliciousness that is latkes! We’ll have plenty of latkes, good music, and great people, and this event is open to everyone!

So this Friday, make sure to stop by Ladd House to join us for the best

latkes you’ve ever had!!

Hanukkah Candle Lighting

The festival of lights is coming!!! Hanukah begins tomorrow night. Come to “Thirty” at 4:30 to light the menorah. Hillel will be lighting candles for each of the eight crazy nights, December 1st through the ninth at 4:30 at 30 college street. Happy Holidays, and hope to see you all there.

The festival of lights is coming!!!

Hanukah begins tomorrow night. Come to “Thirty” at 4:30 to light the menorah.

Hillel will be lighting candles for each of the eight crazy nights, December 1st through the ninth at 4:30 at 30 college street.

Happy Holidays, and hope to see you all there.