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Holiday Hacks: Tu B'shevat is a Course

Holiday Hacks: Tu B'shevat

Ended Dec 12, 2017


Full course description

One-time, online, 90 minute session 

Deadline to Register: December 11th

Full Description:
Six to eight weeks before each holiday, Abigail Pogrebin, author of My Jewish Year, and Rabbi Jessica Lott of Hillel International will offer a 90-minute webinar for folks who are looking for a new twist on the basics. The first half will focus on why that holiday matters – themes, ideas – and bridging the barriers you might have to celebrating. The second half will be an interactive workshop on how to animate the holiday on campus with students. You’ll leave feeling connected, confident, and ready to celebrate!

The more sessions you attend the more you’ll get, literally and figuratively:

  • Join us for at least 1 holiday and we’ll send you a copy of Abigail Pogrebin’s book.
  • Join us for 3 holidays and we’ll send you a Hello Mazel box for the next season!
  • Bring your whole staff to a webinar and we’ll send your team a holiday-themed care package!
  • Attend the whole year and we will give you a surprise GIFT!
Course Meets:
  • Online
    • Tuesday, December 12th,12:30pm - 2:00pm EST / 9:30am - 11:00am PST / 7:30pm - 9:00pm ISR
This Course is for:
Any Hillel Professional looking for more knowledge on holiday practices and how to lead holiday events for students.

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Instructor Bio:
Abigail Pogrebin is the author of the My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays; One Wondering Jew – a much-expanded chronicle of her popular column for the Forward, for which she spent 12 months researching and observing every holiday in the Jewish calendar.

Pogrebin is also the author of Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk about Being Jewish, which went into eight hardcover printings and was later adapted for the Off-Broadway stage. Pogrebin’s second book, One and the Same, delved into every aspect of growing up as a twin, (she’s an identical), and her bestselling Amazon Kindle Single, Showstopper, recounts her teenage adventure in the original Broadway cast of Stephen Sondheim’s flop, “Merrily We Roll Along.”

Abigail was formerly a broadcast producer for Fred Friendly, Charlie Rose and Bill Moyers at PBS, then for Ed Bradley and Mike Wallace at 60 Minutes. She has been published in many magazines and newspapers including NewsweekNew York Magazine, The ForwardTablet, and The Daily Beast. She has moderated conversations at The JCC in Manhattan, 92Y, The Skirball Center, and Shalom Hartman Institute. Pogrebin lives in Manhattan and is currently the President of Central Synagogue.

Facilitated by:
Rabbi Jessica Lott, Interim Director of Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Experience 

Hillel U’s Core Foundation Online Series is designed for all new Hillel professionals and any professional who wants a refresher or to fill in knowledge gaps. 

Participation in all Hillel U offerings should be agreed upon by the participant and their supervisor (unless the participant is a director)

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