Will you be in town for the 2014 Panhellenic Preview Day? If so, we would love for you to plan some time to stop by and visit Bloom Hillel. Bloom Hillel is the place for all Jewish students to come together to share culture, custom, and good time. Bloom Hillel serves as the Jewish home away from home for many students and we would love for you to see our facilities, meet our students, and chat with the Hillel director.
Stop by any time on Friday, March 7th. We will be open from 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM. Shabbat Dinner begins at 5:30 and we would love for you to join us.
Saturday hours will take place from 10:00 AM – 1:00 pm. Visit us prior to the start of Pan Preview!
Sunday, we will open at 10:00 AM as we complete the final preparations for the Jewish Food Festival which begins at 12:30 PM. Come grab a boxed lunch and traditional favorites before you travel home.
If you need to set up an appointment to meet at any other time, please contact Lisa Besnoy at email@example.com , (205) 348-2183, or (205) 523-4646 after hours.
Roll Tide and welcome to Bama!
March 9, 2014, will mark the return of Tuscaloosa’s beloved Jewish Food Festival. For ten years, the Sisterhood of Temple Emanu-El hosted a jam-packed reception on the opening night of the Jewish Film Festival. Now, the Food Festival is back by popular demand!
When: Sunday, March 9, 12:30p.m–2:30p.m.
Where: Temple Emanu-‐El, 809 4th Ave.,
(across the courtyard from Bloom Hillel)
What: Lunch boxes and sampler foods inspired by delis and Jewish cuisine around the world (eat in or take out) The new and expanded menu will feature both boxed lunches and the famous sampler variety bar. Foods available at the festival for eating in or taking out include:
BRISKET PLATTER – Jewish-style roasted and sliced beef brisket, Potato kugel (traditional casserole), Vinegar-based cole slaw
DELI SANDWICH BOX – Corned beef on rye bread , Slaw, Chips, & a Pickle
MEDITERRANEAN SANDWICH BOX, Fresh falafel with pita, Hummus, Tabboleh
The legendary SAMPLER BAR will include a wide assortment of other Jewish foods, including such favorites as: Matzah Ball Soup, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Gefilte Fish, Chopped Liver, Israeli Salad , and Challah.
And famous sweets like macaroons, baklava, and chocolate babka! Seating will be available in the Bloom Hillel Center, 380 9th Street (next door to Temple Emanu-El).
FREE PARKING in the temple/Hillel lot. Don’t miss out on this highly anticipated event.
Boxed lunches: $10-$13 Sampler tickets: $5/six sampler tickets Pay at the door.
Two students were honored with the Isa Dorsky Legacy Award this December. The award is presented to students who display an outstanding dedication to Hillel and the Jewish student body at The University of Alabama.
Samantha Silverman (right) served as a student intern for two and a half years and was the Vice President of Public Relations for the Hillel student board for the 2011-2012 academic year. She graduated magna cum laude from the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration with a degree in Marketing and a specialization in Sales. She will be moving to Nashville to start her job with ALDI as a District Manager.
Jordan Ross (left) graduated in December of 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Information Science, majoring in Communications Studies with a minor in Business Management. His graduation plans include a trip to Israel where he will take part in Career Israel. Jordan was an active member in Hillel and his fraternity, Zeta Beta Tau.
Both Sammi and Jordan helped to provide a place where all students felt welcome at Bloom Hillel. They engaged fellow students, served on committees, and advocated for a strong presence of Jewish student life on campus. We are grateful for their involvement as students and look forward to keeping in touch with these amazing alumni!