Thanksgiving might not technically be a Jewish holiday, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t Jewish elements of this day. We asked some of our Hillel regulars their opinion. “The whole concept of togetherness and family makes this holiday Jewish. Like on Shabbat, families gather to eat together and that’s really special.” -Leni Weisberg, Sophomore “A… More How is Thanksgiving Jewish?
Meet Jess, our coordinator of advancement! Jess is from Long Island, New York and attended the University of Buffalo. She majored in communications and minored in English. In college, she found her home away from home within the Jewish community. She held numerous leadership and internship positions within Jewish organizations at Buffalo. “My college experience… More Meet Jessica Lemons!
It’s never to late to become a man! Funnyman James Franco was the guest of honor at a unique bar mitzvah hosted by the charitable organization Hilarity for Charity. Longtime pal Seth Rogen organized heads the organization, which raises awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. The evening commenced with emcee Rogen taking the stage… More James Franco Becomes a Jewish Man!
Marilyn Monroe The iconic starlet wasn’t raised Jewish, she chose to be! Marilyn converted to Judaism when she married Arthur Miller in 1956. Drake Justify your obsession by telling grandma that Drake is a nice Jewish boy! Aubrey Graham has a Jewish mother and attended a Jewish day school in Toronto as a child. He… More 10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Jewish
The Jewish State is facing what it has been dreading since the end of the second intifada in 2005. While intimidation and violent outbreaks are recognized as inevitable in this period of conflict, the actions carried out by the Palestinians are both unacceptable and undeniable. Hamas has encouraged violence towards Israelis in recent weeks that… More Today in Israel
As we step into Yom Kippur this evening, it’s time to stock up on food tonight in preparation for the big fast. Avoid a case of the hangries (hungry + angry = hangry) with this hilarious Yom-Kippur themed Catching Fire Parody! Get ready for the Jewish Hunger Games!! Gmar Chatimah Tova. May you be inscribed… More Surviving Yom Kippur
Here are your FreshFest 2015 Facilitators! Samantha Monk Hello, Freshmen! My name is Sammy and I am currently the Vice President of Engagement on the Hillel Jewish Student Board, where one of my biggest responsibilities is planning FreshFest. Throughout the year I also help to plan and coordinate social events, reach out to students about… More FreshFest 2015 Facilitators