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  • Two-Line Torah: Lech Lecha 5778 – Valuing The Journey

    Oct 30, 2017, 12:46 PM by Elan Kramer
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    In Parashat Lech Lecha, God proclaims that he will bless Abraham throughout the journey from his birthplace to the unknown, new “land that [God] will show [him.]”
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  • Meet Katie Spector

    Oct 26, 2017, 15:21 PM by Hillel News
    Katie Spector plans to teach the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation students that it is ok to come from an interfaith marriage or a different Jewish background.
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  • Meet Jenna Ferman

    Oct 26, 2017, 14:35 PM by Hillel News
    Jenna Ferman's lifelong formal Jewish education and passion for Judaism led to her, “hopefully, first of many jobs in the field of being a Jewish professional.”
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  • Meet Ashira Boxman

    Oct 26, 2017, 12:24 PM by Shana Medel
    Driven by the possibility of turning her passion for Judaism into a profession, Ashira Boxman refused to let an opportunity in her native Florida go to waste.
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  • Home on the prairie

    Oct 15, 2017, 14:01 PM by Hillel News
    What I reflect on the type of student who attends KU Hillel, the truth, I realize, is that there is no one type.
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  • Two-Line Torah: Bereshit 5778 – Taking Responsibility

    Oct 8, 2017, 22:00 PM by Andrea Steinberger
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    Let us work as a people and as the Hillel organization to inspire our students to remember the words that Martin Luther King Jr. taught us, “We are all tied together in a single garment of destiny.”
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  • All oars in the water

    UVM Hillel puts a unique twist on tashlich
    Oct 3, 2017, 14:00 PM by Hillel News

    UVM Hillel put a remarkable spin on the spiritual practice of casting one’s sins into a body of water by hosting its fifth annual Kayak Tashlich on Lake Champlain.
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  • Photo essay: Hillel Summer University 2017

    Sep 27, 2017, 18:29 PM by Hillel News
    Last month saw the gathering of 150 Russian Hillel students, who came from eight Russian cities to the historic city of Yaroslavl to take part in Hillel Summer University.
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  • Pay it forward

    Sep 26, 2017, 17:31 PM by Hillel News
    I was the latter as a freshman, until my director reached out to me to figure out why I wasn't going to Hillel events.
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  • Two-Line Torah: Ha’azinu 5778 – Making Choices

    Sep 24, 2017, 22:00 PM by Brian Hertz
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    This parsha, read during the Ten Days of Repentance between Rosh Hashanahand Yom Kippur, challenges us to think critically about how we make choices.
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  • Two-Line Torah: Nitzavim/Vayelech 5777 – Life, Good, Blessings

    Sep 17, 2017, 22:00 PM by Rachael Harvey
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    In Nitzavim/Vayelech, Moses describes the covenant between God and the Israelites, urging them to uphold it and honor the Torah so that they will be rewarded with the gift of life in the land of Israel.
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  • Peace of mind

    Former United States Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro takes up residence at Columbia/Barnard Hillel
    Sep 14, 2017, 15:04 PM by Hillel News
    Daniel Shapiro, the former United States Ambassador to Israel, sat down with students at the Kraft Center in New York to discuss the U.S./Israel relationship and the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.
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  • Through Birthright Israel, A Newfound Identity and Path Toward Leadership

    Sep 13, 2017, 15:29 PM by Sarah Pozzi

    While interfaith marriage and families have become increasingly more common, growing up with two different religious identities meant I never felt fully Jewish. That is, not until Birthright Israel.
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  • Hillel International Partners with Education Institute M² to Create New Opportunities for Jewish Young Professionals

    Sep 13, 2017, 15:13 PM by Hillel News

    Hillel International is partnering with M²: The new partnership will introduce an immersive and robust six-month professional development opportunity for 25 Hillel professionals with less than five years of work experience.
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  • If you build it

    How Drexel's new home helped me construct my Jewish identity in college
    Sep 11, 2017, 11:54 AM by Max W. Kahn
    My first experience with Hillel was attending a bagel brunch for new students during accepted students days at Drexel University.
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  • To fast or not to fast

    Perhaps that’s not the question this Yom Kippur, writes Rabbi Sherre Hirsch
    Sep 11, 2017, 00:34 AM by Rabbi Sherre Hirsch

    All week leading up to Yom Kippur I hear people asking one another, “Are you fasting?”
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  • Meet Amy Wolf

    Sep 8, 2017, 11:43 AM by Hillel News

    When she was a senior at Elon University, Amy Wolf ’17, a native of Durham, NC, imagined her first job would be in a non-profit organization far from campus.
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  • Rolling up their sleeves

    Jewish Agency for Israel Fellows to Hillel Head to Houston
    Sep 7, 2017, 20:17 PM by Hillel News
    Six Jewish Agency Israel Fellows to Hillel from the West Coast took their compassion and generosity to Houston in an effort to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.
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  • Two-Line Torah: Ki Tavo–The fruits of our labour

    Sep 5, 2017, 13:51 PM by Shira Unterman
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    Parashat Ki Tavo begins with Moses continuing his final speech to the People of Israel.
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  • Two-Line Torah: Ki Teitzei – Making Promises

    Aug 27, 2017, 22:00 PM by Shelby Jirikils
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    In this week’s Torah portion, Moses issues several different edicts governing behavior and action concerning relationships - between husband and wife, parent and child, sibling to sibling, owner to worker, neighbor to neighbor, and neighbor to stranger.
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