The Foundation for
Jewish Campus Life

Humans of Hillel

Acting on ideas

Greensboro, North Carolina | 2019

"Beginning with my first Shabbat at Binghamton University, Hillel was my place to connect socially, spiritually and religiously. I was able to find a shomer Shabbat community and even friends who became my roommates. My first year in college, Hillel was in the process of restructuring and only had one full-time staff member. Anything we wanted to do had to be done ourselves. I learned how to make ideas come to fruition. I also learned how to take care of logistics, making my plans be as successful as possible. The programming, tefillah organizing and Shabbat meal planning I did at Hillel has carried into my job as a student life associate at the American Hebrew Academy. Now, I instill in my students to do the same; they should follow through with their ideas for programs, turning them into reality." — Eliana Horwitz, Student Life Associate at American Hebrew Academy, Binghamton University