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  • 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.”


  • We're hiring a Student Leadership Coordinator!
    Apr 22, 2015
    UNC Hillel Student Board 2014-15We are so excited to be hiring a Student Leadership Coordinator (SLC) for UNC Hillel. This is a new position for a professional staff member to work in partnership with the UNC Hillel student engagement team. The SLC will help to implement Hillel’s Jewish vision at UNC Chapel Hill, guiding students as they explore their Jewish identities and contributing to a warm and welcoming Jewish community on campus.


  • Queer Seder takes social justice focus
    Apr 17, 2015
    DTH seder photoUNC Hillel sponsored its first Queer Seder, an event that coupled religious identity with sexual identity in hopes of furthering an inclusive environment for queer members.

    “There’s a difference between saying, ‘Yes, we’re accepting,’ and actually creating a space for marginalized members,” said Seder leader Averyl Edwards, a member of UNC Hillel.

    via The Daily Tar Heel article


  • Condolences to the Kaplan family
    Apr 14, 2015
    Leonard Kaplan
    I am very sad to share the news that Leonard Kaplan (zichrono livracha - may his memory be a blessing) passed away Monday morning. I suspect most of you never had the chance to meet Leonard, but it is safe to say that NC Hillel would not be a shadow of what it is today without the bold leadership and remarkable support of Leonard and his beloved wife, Tobee.


  • Tragedy and empathy in Chapel Hill
    Feb 24, 2015
    Alex BurteJunior and former UNC Hillel co-president Alex Burte reflected on the recent tragedy in Chapel Hill for last week's d'var Torah (word of Torah).

    May the memories of Yusor Abu-Salha, Razan Abu-Salha and Deah Shaddy Barakat be for a blessing.


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