An Open Invitation to the Hillel Community

Mark Twain once said about the Jewish people, “If statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous dim puff of stardust lost in the blaze of the Milky Way. Properly, the Jew ought hardly to be heard of, but he is heard of, has always been […]

Goals for the Economics and Business Club

In the last few weeks I have been seeking Economics, Finance, Business and Accounting students to grow the membership of the Economics and Business Club. But when I chance upon people in one the above majors, the typical response is “really, there’s a club like that?” Therefore, as co-president (together with Jonathan Taryan) of the […]

From Commuter to Community

I stumbled into my first Hillel event three years ago, an overwhelmed freshman on an unfamiliar campus.  Food and conversation filled the crowded room as friends reconnected after a long summer break apart.  Colorful leis and vibrant wall murals complimented the festive scene as the “Community Luau” kicked into full swing.  I wandered uncomfortably a […]

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The Disillusionment of a Jewish Girl

I was first introduced to the Pew Research Center’s survey on Jewish America by my mother.  For the past several months, I have been falling off the “Jewish bandwagon” that I had quickly jumped on at the beginning of my freshman year.  My attitude has been worrying my parents and grandparents increasingly, as I become […]

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Lollipop Moments in the Lab

Recently, while doing some training for a program, I had to watch a TED video on leadership. For all of you who do not know what TED videos are, you are missing out.This particular video discussed lollipop moments. Lollipop moments are moments when you say something to someone, without your realizing it, that impacts his […]