Aleph Shaliach

Your Current Aleph Shaliach for the 2017 Summer term is Tom Ekshtein


Hey there, 

As you can see, my name is Tom Ekshtein, and I’m SUPER pumped to be your Aleph Shaliach for this term. For those of you who don’t know, Shaliach is in charge of promoting mainly Judaic programming (also over holidays such as Menorah lighting during Hanukkah), overseeing Havdallah on Saturday night events, and to promote community service throughout the chapter. I’m stoked to learn more about mine and the chapter’s Judaic passion and identity this term, and if you have any questions about anything, don’t hesitate to call, text, or email me. 


Upcoming Jewish Holidays: 

Holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the specified date

Bold indicates yom tov, which means that “work” like on shabbat is forbidden

  • Major Holidays 
    • Shavuot: May 31-June 1
    • Tish’a B’Av: August 1
    • Rosh Hashana: September 21-22
    • Yom Kippur: September 30
    • Sukkot: October 5-6, 7-11
    • Shmini Atzeret: October 12
    • Simchat Torah: October 13
    • Hanukkah: December 13-20
  • Minor Holidays
    • Tu B’Av: August 7
    • Leil Selichot: September 16


  • Modern Holidays
    • Yom Jerusalem: May 24
    • Yom Ha Aliyah: October 27
    • Sigd: November 18


My goals for this term:

  • To hold at least 3 Shabbats
  • To hold at least 3 community service events for the chapter
  • To Increase the Chapter’s passion for Judaism
  • To Find, donate, and volunteer to a stand-up cause



Contact Info:

  • Phone number: (408) 431 8964
  • Email: or
  • School: Homestead
  • Dog: Nala Ekshtein