NC Hillel Blog

  • Birthright Israel Extension | A visit to Ran's kibbutz
    Jun 9, 2017
    image2NC Hillel's post-Birthright extension students visited Israel Fellow Ran Laviv's kibbutz in the Negev for Shavuot! Read about their experience here.

  • Birthright Israel Extension | Day 1 at the Daycare
    Jun 9, 2017
    image1Today we officially started our birthright extension program! Our day started pretty early as we enjoyed breakfast in the hostel we're staying in (shoutout to the Abraham Hostel for putting up with us). After breakfast we had a 20 minute walk to BINA, the headquarters of the organization we will be volunteering with, for a few short orientation meetings. We met with a man and woman who explained the purpose of the BINA organization and how we would be helping. After meeting with the 2 representatives, we set out for lunch in the market where we would later be volunteering in. The group decided to divide and conquer lunch in the market. After lunch we found our way to the daycare program hidden between 2 of the shops of the market.

  • Birthright Israel | Jerusalem & B'nei Mitzvah!
    May 26, 2017
    IMG_1752NC Hillel's Birthright Israel participants enjoyed a meaningful day in Jerusalem, complete with a trip to the Western Wall, the Old City, and the shuk (open air market). Students who either haven't had the opportunity to have a Bar or Bat Mitzvah or who wanted to complete another one, were able to have one at a ceremony in Jerusalem. Read about their experiences here!

  • Birthright Israel | Journey through the Negev desert
    May 25, 2017
    image1Birthright Israel participants go on a journey through the Negev desert, visiting the Bedouin tents, going on a hike, and paying homage to David Ben Gurion at Kibbutz Sde Boker. NC Hillel students also got a personal tour of Kibbutz Mashabei Sade, where NC Hillel Israel Fellow Ran Laviv grew up. Read about their desert experience here!

  • Birthright Israel | Masada, the Dead Sea and Bedouin tents
    May 24, 2017
    IMG_1618Our Birthright Israel participants are making their way through the Negev desert! Check out their reflections on their trip to Masada, the Dead Sea and the Bedouin tents for some Bedouin hospitality.

  • Birthright Israel | Tel Aviv Day!
    May 23, 2017
    IMG_1600This summer's Birthright participants were lucky enough to participate in Birthright Israel's unique Tel Aviv Day, where Birthright groups from all over the world meet in Tel Aviv to learn about many different aspects of Israeli culture, including interactive sessions about Israeli cinema, fashion, music, and more!

  • A new home for Hillel @ NC State
    May 23, 2017
    DSC_0105Kayla Rosen has been involved with Hillel at NC State since she arrived, and is incredibly excited about their new home on the most heavily foot-trafficked block of Hillsborough St. Read her reflections on the dedication of the Hillel Center at NC State, and what finally having a physical home means to State's Jewish community.

    In the photo, left, Kayla reads a statement about the hanging of the mezuzah, as the crowd gathered on Hillsborough St to watch.

  • NC Hillel sends nine students to AIPAC Policy Conference
    May 23, 2017
    AIPAC PC 2017North Carolina Hillel was proud to send nine students to the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, DC this year. There were over 18,000 participants, and some high-profile speakers at the conference, all sharing the same goal of supporting Israel. Read students' reflections in our blog post now!

  • Birthright Israel | Tel Aviv
    May 22, 2017
    TLV S17 2NC Hillel's Birthright Summer 2017 group toured Tel Aviv, seeing everything from the South to the Taglit Birthright Innovation Center to high-tech companies to the beach. Read their reflections here!

  • Birthright Israel | Touring Jaffa
    May 19, 2017
    IMG_1556NC Hillel's summer 2017 Birthright participants have landed in Israel! Read about their adventures in Jaffa for their first day.

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