NC Hillel Blog

  • Where is your holy space? How do you give back to it?
    Feb 15, 2016
    Danielle AdlerThat’s the difference between tzedakah and charity: charity we just give. Tzedakah we strive to better ourselves in the process and to better our society as a whole that we live in.

  • Birthright Israel | Bus 229 special extension program in Tel Aviv!
    Jan 6, 2016
    Volunteering in Tel AvivWhat does it mean to be Jewish, and to have a Jewish country? How do we maintain a homeland for the Jewish people that also functions as a democratic state where anyone can live and practice any religion? 

  • Birthright Israel | Bus 229 from mountains to sea to desert
    Dec 31, 2015
    Hiking in IsraelMy concentration halted with the inflow of emotions of the previous days, when I realized at once what a monumental trip this has been. I am eternally grateful my experience here in Israel and am happy that many Jews have the opportunity to see and discover this beautiful country.

  • Birthright Israel | Bus 229 connects past and present
    Dec 28, 2015
    Kotel Winter 2015Although almost our entire trip has been pure fun and enjoyment, we took a day off of our fun shenanigans to visit Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust Memorial. This was one of the more moving moments of the trip. All of the group seemed very inspired by this visit, where we heard about the personal stories of Holocaust victims and gained a greater perspective on the tragedy. 

  • Birthright Israel | Bus 229 (finally) begins the adventure!
    Dec 24, 2015
    Birthright hike on Mt. CarobIt took us a while to get here, but since arriving in Israel we’ve been incredibly busy! We landed around 8 p.m. last night after our short layover in Brussels, and started making our way through customs, money exchange, and getting our Israeli phones. From the airport we drove straight to Itay’s kibbutz, Ginosaur, on the Sea of Galilee. 

  • Join our Staff Team | UNC-Charlotte Hillel
    Dec 2, 2015

    North Carolina Hillel seeks a dynamic, creative, outgoing, strategic self-starter with proven organizational skills and strong follow-through to help us inspire Jewish students at UNC-Charlotte. 

  • Appalachian State Hillel students teach the community about Chanukah
    Dec 2, 2015
    Find Yosef a HolidayAppalachian State Hillel students won "Most Educational" presentation at the annual "Find Yosef a Holiday" festival that celebrates campus cultural and religious diversity.

  • NC State Hillel shares art for Human Rights Day
    Dec 1, 2015
    Miriam Roochvarg and Chancellor WoodsonIn honor of Human Rights Day, student organizations including NC State Hillel created displays for an interactive exhibit in the Talley Student Center. Students Darren Lipman and Miriam Roochvarg created a tallis (prayer shawl) art piece woven with paper printed with Hebrew verses. The art piece also featured a photo of Reverend Martin Luther King at a civil rights march in Montgomery, Alabama with Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath.

  • University groups celebrate Chanukkah and Kwanzaa
    Nov 30, 2015
    Averyl Edwards, board member of Hillel, said she thought student government organized this to recognize other religious celebrations that are not necessarily included in mainstream culture.  

    “It’s all the minorities,” Edwards said. “I think they are smaller holidays that do not receive as much attention. I think there’s a lot to be said for solidarity between black people and Jewish people as minority groups that can come together and learn from each other’s experiences.” 

  • Award-winning author Ari Shavit visits UNC-Chapel Hill
    Nov 5, 2015
    Ari ShavitNorth Carolina Hillel was honored to host bestselling Israeli author Ari Shavit at UNC-Chapel Hill on November 5. Shavit is the author of My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel. More than 350 guests enjoyed a free public lecture from Shavit in which he detailed his Israeli heritage and experiences growing up in Israel and shared his views on Israel's path toward peace with Palestine.

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