Israel through Poetry, Remembrance
and Celebration on Campus
Am Yisrael Chai
By Galina Eilyuk ’16
A climax is about to spread,
The deepening of prayers at their peak.
Yearning for a light, so pure yet mislead.
Huddling and shaking, shedding only but a tear.
Shema Yisrael, the voice embedded within.
A wall so powerful, motionless fear.
Bombs exploding, soldiers falling.
A community slowly dying down.
Lacking peace of mind, it’s calling.
Am Yisrael Chai, Am Yisrael Chai.
Invoke power, Invoke Strength, Invoke Life
To hear more from Galina, please click here to visit her Facebook page Israel: Shine the Light.
On Tuesday, April 21, 2015 the students and staff of Rutgers Hillel commemorated Yom Hazikaron with a night of remembrance for the fallen soldiers of Israel and victims of terror. Below are pictures from Yom Hazikaron night and the following day:
On Friday, April 24, 2015 Rutgers Hillel and the Greater MetroWest College Students hosted a Yom Ha’atzmaut Party in the Brower Courtyard. This joyous celebration included Israeli BBQ, music, and more. Below are pictures from Yom Ha’atzmaut: