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NC Hillel Blog

  • Leon Levine Foundation $35K Matching Grant for Charlotte Hillel
    Aug 26, 2016
    hillel fundraising thermometer.fwHelp us reach our goal of $35,000 by August 31! Double your impact.
    Every dollar donated through August 31, 2016 will be matched by the Leon Levine Foundation, up to $35,000!


  • Condolences to the Kaplan family
    Jul 20, 2016

    Tobee KaplanI am very sad to share the news that Tobee Kaplan (zichrona livracha - may her memory be a blessing) passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016. 

    Tobee was an amazing woman, with great vision and boundless compassion. She exuded genuine warmth and humility, and with a twinkle in her eye, she was always eager to listen and delighted to learn about Hillel's efforts and celebrate our successes. 

    We will miss her friendship, her leadership and her wonderful smile. 



  • Welcoming two new NC Hillel professional staff members
    Jul 7, 2016
    NC Hillel logoNorth Carolina Hillel is excited to welcome two new colleagues to the staff team in late July and August!


  • Welcoming three new NC Hillel professional staff members
    Jun 21, 2016
    NC Hillel logoNorth Carolina Hillel is excited to welcome three new colleagues to the staff team in late July!


  • Birthright Israel | Making a difference for immigrant children in Tel Aviv
    Jun 6, 2016
    Andie with the day care center childrenWhen we first walked through the door at the top of the stairs, the 30 kids, who are all sons and daughters of Sudanese and Eritrean migrant workers, burst into cheers. They jumped and smiled and hugged our legs as we filed into the small, cramped room. I was immediately called abah (Hebrew for “dad”) and the girl volunteers emah (“mom”). Over the next two hours we would try to be the best mom and dad as we could to these neglected children.


  • Birthright Israel | Eight steps to get the best deal at Jerusalem's shuk
    May 29, 2016
    Just one vendor in Jerusalem's ShukWhat exactly is a shuk? It's a huge outdoor market that sells all sorts of goodies. Jerusalem's infamous shuk is packed with tons of shops, foods, and of course, people. To survive the streets of the shuk and get the best bang for your buck, there's a special way to do it. Here's an eight-step survival guide.


  • Birthright Israel | Reflecting on peace, loss and sacrifice
    May 28, 2016
    Israeli flags line the walk at Har Herzl national cemeteryServing in any military is tough work, but in America we don't fight on our own soil. US citizens don't all serve in the military and wonder if today will be their last. I watched the soldiers with us tear up after seeing graves of their friends or people who went to their school. I can't imagine having graduated high school with the knowledge that there's a chance that the next time I have a reunion with my friends, it will be in uniform over a classmate's grave.


  • Birthright Israel | Bus 131 experiences it all firsthand
    May 23, 2016
    Bus 131 Summer 2016 NCSU studentsIf I were to go home and tell my friends about our Birthright Israel trip, most would be able to relate to hiking, beaches, and city life. But what makes this trip unique are the things that they cannot relate to -- the cultural and religious connection that we feel while we're here. 


  • Birthright Israel | "Welcome back" to Bus 131
    May 20, 2016
    Bus 131 tour guide Gadi speaks to the groupAnd then Gadi, our tour guide for the 10-day trip, told us something I don't think I'll ever forget. He said, "I'm not saying 'welcome to Israel', I'm saying 'welcome back.' 


  • Seder our way
    May 9, 2016
    Samantha and friends at the sederNo longer sitting at our parents' seder following as we were told, we were proud to make a seder how we wanted to. We selected our favorite parts of each of our families’ seders and combined them into a masterful and enjoyable seder, in which we all left laughing (and recovering after so much food).


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