NC Hillel Blog

  • Hillel Hangouts at NC State
    Mar 7, 2017
    Eric SchwartzStudents have been coming weekly to the Woodward Student Involvement Center at NC State University for multiple reasons, but there is a new reason why Jewish students come from 3 to 6 on Tuesdays. Students have been coming to Hillel Hangouts to get great food, hang out with friends, and do homework since the start of the school year. It allows students to enjoy a variety of snacks through Hillel and relieve stress with our friends. Friendships are forming, ideas for future Hillel activities are being created and the our Hillel community is growing. For me, these Hillel hangouts are times in the middle of the week to relax with friends and create real long-lasting relationships with each other.

  • Join our team! Seeking UNC Rabbi-Senior Jewish Educator
    Feb 2, 2017
    North Carolina Hillel seeks a dynamic educator to help us inspire students at UNC Chapel Hill, one of the nation's premier public universities.  Your primary roles will be to mentor students as they take arguably the most critical steps on their Jewish journeys and help in crafting and implementing our Jewish educational vision.  We are specifically seeking rabbinic graduates of HUC-JIR. Please click here to read the full job description and apply online.

  • Birthright Israel | Extension Program in South Tel Aviv
    Jan 30, 2017
    BRI Extension"On our first day of the extension, after saying goodbye to all of our new friends from Birthright, we learned about the work we would be doing. We would be helping out in a daycare for children of refugees from mostly south Sudan. While these immigrants were not legal citizens, they were not turned away, as if living in a limbo situation with no benefits but no immediate punishments. Never before had I learned about “Asylum-Seekers” and the problems currently facing their population, mostly in southern Tel Aviv. The idea of refugees was not foreign to me and neither was the idea of the struggles of the lower class, but seeing it in Israel after experiencing the rose-tinted view we had just come off of was a bit of a shock. Birthright formed a very specific idea of Israel, but the extension program was there to show reality and the challenges Israel faces. This whole picture has given me a better understanding of the country and all the people within it."

  • It's complicated - Reflections on my AIPAC Israel trip
    Jan 27, 2017
    hillelblogpic - Karli KrasnipolThe last time I went to Israel was an incredible experience. I remember being moved by the spirituality of the nation, the beauty in the culture, the big personalities of the people, and the deliciousness of the food. I remember thinking Israel was paradise, and I could never understand why people thought it wasn’t safe. I had never felt safer. I had fallen in love with my homeland, head over heels with my leg popped and my smile so wide.

  • Southern Fried Hanukkah at UNC Charlotte
    Jan 26, 2017
    UNCC Southern Fried Hanukkah 1On Friday, December 2nd, UNC Charlotte Hillel hosted its first annual Southern Fried Hanukkah Party. With about 40 people in attendance, the event was a huge success. Contributing majorly to the success of the party was a large number of brothers from the Jewish fraternity on campus, Zeta Beta Tau, who helped plan and set up the event. Not to mention, the fraternity contributed to the costs associated with the party. Comprising the other attendees were members of the Davidson College Hillel, some local Israelis, members of the local Jewish community, and local citizens interested in learning about Judaism.

  • Introducing UNC Hillel's new leadership team!
    Jan 25, 2017
    Programming Team UNC 17Engagement Team UNC 17

     This past week at Hillel was a wonderful week of leadership training. Our original date for the team training was rescheduled due to snow, but once we all thawed, our new UNC Hillel Leadership team got right to work, learning the fundamentals of Hillel leadership. As a team, they learned about Hillel as an organization, discovered parts of their own leadership styles, shared about their Jewish journeys, and gained an understanding of the use of data in our work.

  • UNC Hillel Senior, Sam Pompeo, featured in Hillel International’s Fall 2016 College Guide
    Jan 13, 2017
    Samantha Pompeo, UNC ‘17 (left) and Kaila Eckstein, UNC ‘18.UNC Hillel is always proud to have our students featured on the national stage! Hillel International recently featured senior Sam Pompeo in its Fall 2016 College Guide, which shows how Hillel enriches Jewish students’ campus experiences and highlights some of the many exciting programs available to students across North America. Sam participated in Onward Israel for two months last summer, interning with Jerusalem Village in Israel.

  • Birthright Israel | Adventures in Tel Aviv
    Dec 28, 2016
    group by TA port Dec 2016From the memorial for the late Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, to downtown Tel Aviv and Independence Hall, we explored Israel's most cosmopolitan city!

  • Birthright Israel | Hiking Masada, then to Tel Aviv!
    Dec 28, 2016
    From Masada to the Dead Sea to Tel Aviv - a full day for our adventurers!Masada

  • Birthright Israel | Exploring the Negev Desert
    Dec 27, 2016

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