Tag - Hillel International

Merging My Judaism
and Disability Advocacy

By Lily Coltoff I’ve met member of the House Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus Rep. James Langevin (D-RI), networked with RespectAbilityUSA president Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi and practiced my ASL with program director of Gallaudet University Hillel Jacob Salem, the first-ever Hillel director who is Deaf. One year ago, as a freshman at American...

Little Pantries

By Rebecca Lerman It was never a shock to anyone when they found me hanging out at Penn State Hillel in between classes or during lunch. As a student these past four years, I went there regularly to chat with my friends and the Hillel staff. Often, those innocuous hangouts led to deep conversations about my hopes and dreams, my fears and...

UM Hillel: Connecting to Jewish Cuba

Down a bumpy dirt road, next to abandoned railroad tracks with overgrown grass and a handful of curious locals, the Cementerio Union Hebrea Chevet-Ahim, one of only five Jewish cemeteries in Cuba, awaits a rare visit. More than a dozen University of Miami Hillel students arrive to pay their respects at the Sephardic cemetery, established in 1942...