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  • 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).


  • Join NC Hillel's staff team!
    Apr 4, 2016
    NC Hillel logoLooking for an opportunity to advance your career, be part of a great team, and make a difference? North Carolina Hillel is looking for two great, new colleagues!


  • North Carolina Hillel Students Condemn Discriminatory Legislation
    Apr 1, 2016
    EqualityThe Jewish tradition emphasizes that we are all created b’tzelem elohim, in the image of God, a perspective that obligates us as Jews to look upon people of all races, sexual orientations, creeds, and gender presentations not only as equals, but as representations of the divine. 

    This legislation undermines these deeply held tenets, while contradicting the equal protections ostensibly guaranteed to all American citizens and North Carolina residents alike.


  • Inspiration and connections at the Statewide Leadership Retreat
    Mar 1, 2016
    Statewide Leadership RetreatThe Statewide Leadership Retreat was intense and informative, but more than anything, it taught me that I’m part of a network of Hillel leaders in North Carolina. We’re all here for the same reason: to support each other in making our organizations the best they can be.


  • 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. 


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