During her free time Danielle enjoys being active – playing golf and hanging out with friends. Danielle is excited to start her journey with Texas A&M Hillel and can’t wait to meet all the students! To set up your own coffee date with Danielle, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook.
Danielle succeeds Veronica Beskin, our first Jewish Student Life Coordinator, who has relocated to Atlanta to become the Campus Director of Georgia Tech Hillel and Georgia State Hillel.
In March, the Texas A&M Hillel Board of Directors approved new bylaws for the nearly 100-year-old organization. This approval marked the first major revision of the organization’s bylaws in decades and ushered in a new structure for the Board of Directors, which now includes an executive committee and 26 members.
The following post was written by Houston ADL staff and distributed via email following the passage of the pro-Israel resolution at Texas A&M:
When student senators at Texas A&M University in College Station passed a resolution the evening of April 22 in the 67th session of A&M’s student legislature, on the 67th birthday of the state of Israel, A&M became only the second U.S. university to pass a pro-Israel resolution and the fourth to do so in the school year. I heard about what happened, and having recently met some of the active, engaged and committed students at Texas A&M Hillel, I sought the backstory.
Gefilte Fish Camp!Incoming freshmen are invited to join us for a full day of fun and getting to know other Jewish Aggies along with Hillel student leadership. Gefilte Fish Camp will take place from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 28, followed by our Gig ‘em Week Shabbat and first Shabbat of the semester at 6:30 p.m.! Contact Rabbi Matt (email@example.com) to register or to tell him the name of an incoming freshman!
Welcome Back to SchoolGet ready for our welcome-back activities during Gig ‘em Week and beyond!
Welcome Back Brunch – Monday, August 24 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hillel Open House & Popsicles – Wednesday, August 26 – 3-5 p.m.
Gig ‘em Week Shabbat – Friday, August 28 – 6:30 p.m.
Sweet Treats & Meet & Greet at Sweet Eugene’s – Tuesday, September 1 – 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Welcome Back Shabbat – Friday, September 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Hanging in College Station This Summer? Tell Rabbi Matt
Even though Hillel takes a break during the summer, Rabbi Matt is here for most of the summer with food money burning a hole in his pocket! Call him or message him and he’ll take you to lunch and/or to Bahama Buck’s (his favorite summer locale)!
Summer Services at Hillel
Shavuot Services, Dessert, and Nighttime Learning – Saturday, May 23 – 8-11 p.m.
Shabbat Services & Dinner – Friday, June 12 – 6:30 p.m.
Shabbat Services & Dinner – Friday, June 26 – 6:30 p.m.
Shabbat Services & Dinner – Friday, July 24 – 6:30 p.m.
9th of Av Services – Saturday, July 25 – 9 p.m.
Shabbat Services & Dinner – Friday, August 14 – 6:30 p.m.
Upon completion of their virtual learning tour through Israel, student participants received a Israel Fair t-shirt and tasted some delicious falafel and pita. Take a look at the fun in this extensive photo album.
The first night seder on Friday, April 3 will take place at Hillel beginning with abbreviated Friday night and Shabbat holiday services at 6:30 p.m. followed by a fun sing-along active Passover seder at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. Please RSVP on our Facebook event so we know how much maztah ball soup and brisket to prepare!
On Saturday, April 4 our seder will begin at 8 p.m. at a very special to-be-revealed location not far from Hillel. Don’t miss this very different Passover seder by RSVP-ing on our Facebook event.
For the non-Jewish community, we will also be hosting a model Passover seder at Hillel on Wednesday, April 8 at 3 p.m. RSVPs are required (please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP) and the cost is $10 for students and $20 for non-students, payable at the door. Space is limited and available on a first-RSVP, first-served basis.