The Foundation for
Jewish Campus Life

Hillel Alumni


Unapologetically Jewish

Washington, D.C. | 2019

“The University of Oklahoma is not exactly the breadbasket of Judaism. The Jewish community at OU is small, but thriving thanks to OU Hillel. Hillel gave me a space in which I could be unapologetically Jewish, even in a rural town where Jews were truly ‘strangers in a strange land.’ While in college, I cherished Hillel for the friendships and community. Looking back, I have found that Hillel also provided me with a platform for honing my most important professional skills. Whether I was learning to build a network through student outreach, practicing my public speaking during an ‘Ask Big Questions’ discussion or sharpening my political know-how while lobbying with Sooners for Israel, Hillel gave me the tools to simultaneously shape both my professional and Jewish identity. I am forever grateful.” — Lindsey Weiss, Senior Audience Development Associate at American Enterprise Institute and Co-founder of BetterBra, University of Oklahoma