NC Hillel Blog

  • NC State Hillel shares art for Human Rights Day
    Dec 1, 2015
    Miriam Roochvarg and Chancellor WoodsonIn honor of Human Rights Day, student organizations including NC State Hillel created displays for an interactive exhibit in the Talley Student Center. Students Darren Lipman and Miriam Roochvarg created a tallis (prayer shawl) art piece woven with paper printed with Hebrew verses. The art piece also featured a photo of Reverend Martin Luther King at a civil rights march in Montgomery, Alabama with Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath.

  • University groups celebrate Chanukkah and Kwanzaa
    Nov 30, 2015
    Averyl Edwards, board member of Hillel, said she thought student government organized this to recognize other religious celebrations that are not necessarily included in mainstream culture.  

    “It’s all the minorities,” Edwards said. “I think they are smaller holidays that do not receive as much attention. I think there’s a lot to be said for solidarity between black people and Jewish people as minority groups that can come together and learn from each other’s experiences.” 

  • Award-winning author Ari Shavit visits UNC-Chapel Hill
    Nov 5, 2015
    Ari ShavitNorth Carolina Hillel was honored to host bestselling Israeli author Ari Shavit at UNC-Chapel Hill on November 5. Shavit is the author of My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel. More than 350 guests enjoyed a free public lecture from Shavit in which he detailed his Israeli heritage and experiences growing up in Israel and shared his views on Israel's path toward peace with Palestine.

  • Welcoming new staff at NC Hillel
    Oct 21, 2015
    North Carolina Hillel is excited to welcome four new members to our staff team, including two newly created positions! At the core of a good Hillel are talented staff who are able to connect effectively with students, inspiring and mentoring them; all four of our new professionals fit this model and will provide invaluable support to students across the four NC campuses that they serve. 

  • Opportunity & obligation for the New Year
    Oct 19, 2015
    Kyra RubinWhen we discuss race, class, and privilege, I often find that we in America are quick to note how critical of a role our privilege and opportunity has played into our successes, but we have been slow to realize that those without such privilege and opportunity can not, and will not succeed, so long as this cycle continues. Success breeds success; vulnerability breeds vulnerability. 

  • The path I want to be proud to take
    Oct 19, 2015
    Being dishonest with ourselves is not Jewish. Turning away from what’s hard to look at, what’s hard to think about, is not Jewish. I cannot tell you about a vision that doesn't yet exist, simply because it feels good. So many people, Israelis and Palestinians both, cannot afford us to do that.

  • How will you leave your Heel print?
    Oct 16, 2015
    Michela SchillingerAnd in this time of Yom Kippur, which I view to be a time for reflection as well as a time to make amends, I find it important to look back on all of the short-comings I may have faced in my previous year, whether they be with academics, interpersonal relationships, or any sort of activity which I apply myself towards. I take the time to wonder how I can find a way to go forward in a better way.

  • Shabbat shalom from the Jewish Wolfpack
    Oct 9, 2015
    Jessica DrooksShabbats at NC State are truly an enjoyable experience. With such a small Jewish population on campus, it's very important to me that I maintain my beliefs and stay true to my faith. Participating in Shabbat services twice a month helps me accomplish this. I leave every Shabbat looking forward to seeing everyone at the next one!

  • 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.

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