NC Hillel Blog

  • 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.

  • NC Hillel welcomes Rabbi Melissa B. Simon as new Senior Jewish Educator
    May 8, 2017
    melissaheadshotweddingNorth Carolina Hillel is thrilled to announce that we have hired Rabbi Melissa B. Simon as our new Senior Jewish Educator, starting in July in a full-time role.

    Rabbi Simon previously served as the Jewish Chaplain and Hillel Director at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. Prior to joining the Muhlenberg Hillel team in 2014, she was the Director of Lifelong Learning at Shir Tikvah, a Reform synagogue in Minneapolis, MN.

    Rabbi Simon received Master's Degrees in Jewish Education and Hebrew Letters and was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. While a student at HUC-JIR, Rabbi Simon was named a Mandel Fellow, studying visionary leadership and Jewish education. She also served as the Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinic Intern and Director of Children's Education at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York.

  • NC Hillel secures new center for Jewish life at NC State
    Mar 16, 2017
    DSC_0498North Carolina Hillel is pleased to announce that it has signed a lease on a new space on Hillsborough Street to serve as the center of Jewish life at North Carolina State University starting this spring. The new center for Jewish life will continue to build NC State’s reputation as a welcoming and diverse community with thriving Jewish life for current and prospective students and their families.

  • Join our team! Seeking two new colleagues: Operations Manager and Bookkeeper
    Mar 7, 2017
    We are restructuring our administrative/finance staff and looking for two great, new team members! Our Operations Manager is a full-time role and our Bookkeeper is 1/4-time.

    North Carolina Hillel seeks a highly organized, detail-oriented professional with exceptional communications skills to serve as our Operations Manager. The Operations Manager will provide critical support to the Executive Director and will be responsible for the organization’s day-to-day operations. This colleague will be an essential member of the Hillel professional team and will play an active role in team meetings and organizational planning and decision-making. This is a full-time position in Chapel Hill, NC. The full posting can be found here.

    We are also currently accepting resumes for the position of Bookkeeper. The Bookkeeper will report directly to the Executive Director and will support the organization’s financial operations. This is a ¼ time position; exact hours are flexible, and evening and weekend hours are typically not required. The position is located in Chapel Hill, NC. To Apply, please email Sue Klapper, Interim Operations Manager, at sklapper@nchillel.org, with the subject “NC Hillel Bookkeeper” and include your resume, cover letter and three references. For more information, please read the posting here.

North Carolina Hillel Foundation
210 West Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 942-4057

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