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  • Gratitude for an unforgettable summer in Israel
    Oct 7, 2015
    On June 22, I embarked on my journey to Israel to learn how to advocate for Israel on my campus, East Carolina University. Each day, the experience got better and better. The tools and skills that we learned are designed to promote Israel rather than combat hate with more hate or facts. I learned that the best way to fight injustice and hateful speech is to promote peace.


  • Remembering Ricky Green
    Jun 30, 2015
    Ricky GreenIt is with great sadness that we share the loss of a beloved community member and former student president of UNC-Greensboro Hillel. Ricky Green passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. May his memory be a blessing, and may God comfort all of Ricky's loved ones among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    We have collected some comments and memories of Ricky from the NC Hillel community.


  • Global Jewish connections: a Tar Heel's adventures abroad
    Jun 3, 2015
    Julie and a friend in ViennaOne of the most unique experiences as a Jewish student studying abroad didn’t take place in Berlin. On the weekend of Passover, I was in Vienna, Austria, and North Carolina Hillel staff connected me with a local family, giving me the opportunity to attend a Passover Seder.


  • Taglit-Birthright Israel | Remembering our past and experiencing the present in Jerusalem
    May 26, 2015
    Bus 872 on MasadaWe soon arrived at the Western Wall, one of the highlights of the trip. Many in the group had meaningful spiritual or religious experiences at the Wall, and some chose to leave a written note in the Wall.


  • Taglit-Birthright Israel | Bus 872 heads north, and on to Tel Aviv!
    May 21, 2015
    Bus 872 in JerusalemYesterday, we visited Itay's kibbutz, and it was really cool to see where he grew up. A lot of us didn't understand what a kibbutz is until we visited. It was interesting to see that Itay grew up so differently than we did - but we are still very similar. We visited Itay's house and swam and canoed in the Sea of Galilee.

    Photo: Bus 872 arrives in Jersualem for Shabbat!


  • Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) at NC State
    May 20, 2015
    Miriam RoochvargAs I stepped into the lecture hall fifteen minutes before Morris Glass, a local Holocaust survivor, was scheduled to speak, I was amazed by the packed room that lay in front of me. Over 350 students were present to hear Morris’s story, a disheartening piece of our people’s history that must never be forgotten or repeated.


  • Join our Staff Team | Hillel@NCSU
    May 19, 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 North Carolina State University. 



  • Taglit-Birthright Israel | Bus 872 visits the holy city of Tzfat
    May 19, 2015
    Today we learned about mysticism in a state of sleepiness. Tsefat is a picturesque town that emits a sense of history with its cobblestone paths. However, we were surprised about how heavily a part art played in the culture.


  • Kol HaKavod to the sisters of UNC-Chapel Hill's Sigma Rho Lamba sorority
    May 13, 2015
    Sigma Rho LambdaThe sisters of UNC-Chapel Hill's chapter of Sigma Rho Lambda, a Jewish-interest sorority unique to the university, again received the highest GPA award from the Greek Alliance Council! Kol HaKavod - well done!


  • Welcoming NC Hillel's new Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator
    Apr 29, 2015
    It is our great pleasure to announce the hiring of Ariel Naveh as NC Hillel's Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator, beginning July 2015!

    “I am tremendously excited to start working with these incredible students,” Ariel said. “Their eagerness, passion to learn, and skill were evident in the first few moments I met them, and I cannot wait to work with them every day.”


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