Join us for the third session of the Holocaust Survivor Lecture Series presented by Texas A&M Hillel on Wednesday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m. in room 2300 of the Memorial Student Center. We will be joined by survivor Al Marks, who is originally from Rákoscsaba, Hungary.
Mr. Marks will be sharing his story of how he survived the Holocaust. After being sent to Auschwitz with his parents, he was quickly separated from his family, and never saw them again. Mr. Marks survived four separate concentration camps, until his liberation in May of 1945. Mr. Marks, who learned to play accordion by an elderly German woman at a displaced persons camp, partially credits music with his emotional recovery from the intense horrors he was forced to overcome. After arriving in New York in 1947, Mr. Marks moved to his current home in Houston, Texas.
We are excited to announce that Jonathan Rahmani, an exercise physiology major from Dallas, has been selected to serve on the Hillel International Board of Directors! More importantly, Jonathan is the loudest and proudest member of the fighting Texas Aggie Class of 2015.
In addition, Jonathan is the executive vice president of our Hillel student board, an active member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, a Hillel engagement intern, a member of the Texas A&M Interfraternity Council, and a student staff member at the Memorial Student Center on campus. Jonathan hopes to begin his career in Jewish communal service following graduation next May. As a member of the Hillel International Board of Directors, Jonathan will attend three board meetings held at Hillels around the country.
A group of more than a dozen Aggies were privileged to attend the AIPAC National Summit in Dallas on November 2-3 in Dallas, Texas. A&M was very-well represented by Jewish and non-Jewish student board members from our Israel advocacy group Aggie Students Supporting Israel along with the student body president, the student body vice president, the student government chief of staff, and the vice president of Texas A&M College Republicans.
Our first test sale was held in October but our November sale is ready for pre-orders! Regular and cranberry-flavored challah will be freshly baked and available for purchase and pickup on Sunday, November 23 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Hillel. Join our Challah for Hunger Facebook page to stay updated about future baking and purchasing opportunities.
Camp Young Judea
The rain is here, fall is upon us and next summer seems so far away, but at CYJ, we are already gearing up for summer 2015! Work opportunities at CYJ allow you to meet and spend the summer with almost 150 staff from all over the world. Positions range from counselor, lifeguard, photographer and unit head to office assistant, babysitter, medical assistant and logistics. We offer all types of jobs for all types of people. Please take a few minutes to check out our website and find out more about our program: www.cyjtexas.org. To chat and ask questions, you can contact Yael Twito, Assistant Camp Director at email@example.com.
Greene Family Camp
GFC will soon be accepting applications for a variety of camp positions. Please visit their website for details.
On Monday, September 15, Aggie Students Supporting Israel was officially launched with an evening event featuring three incredible speakers. Student Body President Kyle Kelly gave a wonderful talk about his own love of Israel and his two trips to the country. While our keynote speaker Congressman Bill Flores had to return to Washington D.C. a day earlier than expected, his deputy district director James Edge relayed Congressman Flores’ words of support for Aggie Students Supporting Israel. Finally, we heard from Lisa LeBourgeois ’12, the social media coordinator and executive assistant for the Consul General of Israel in Houston about the need to advocate for Israel on social media and among students’ peers.
We also got great press for the event, The Battalion covered our kickoff event with a front-page story on Monday! It was an amazing first event for Aggie Students Supporting Israel. To stay up-to-date about Aggie Students Supporting Israel, join the Aggie Students Supporting Israel Facebook page.