Birthright with Rutgers Hillel by Alana Taub ’18

Birthright with Rutgers Hillel By Alana Taub, Class of 2018 Recently I returned from a 10 day experience that was in simple words… life-changing-ly awesome. Israelis call the Birthright experience Taglit, which is Hebrew for “discover”. This experience was not only...

Israel Goes Vegan By Ariel Schwalb ’16

Israel Goes Vegan By Ariel Schwalb, Class of 2016 On Tuesday, October 5th, an Israeli vegan food journalist, blogger, and TEDx speaker with over 94,000 views on YouTube visited Rutgers Hillel. Ori Shavit was on a tour and on a mission to visit a dozen colleges...

How Birthright Changed My Life by Mike Cantor ’16

How Birthright Changed My Life By Mike Cantor, Class of 2016 The Rutgers Hillel Birthright trip was a very transformative experience for me. I was able to see the land of my ancestors for the first time, and I immediately fell in love with the scenery, the food, the...

Senior Year Reflection by Joshua Blachorsky ’15

Senior Year Reflection By Joshua Blachorsky, Class of 2015   When moving on from and looking back at the short time that I had in Rutgers, I cannot think of an institution which had more of an impact on me than RU Hillel. Over the course of my time at Rutgers, I...

Senior Year Reflection by Aviv Alter, Class of 2015

Senior Year Reflection By Aviv Alter, Class of 2015   “Want to check out Hillel tonight?” It was the first Friday of my freshman year at Rutgers and my roommate Emily was hoping to escape our Busch campus suite. “Sure,” I responded, “let’s go.” Emily and I walked...

Campus Conversation by Emily Gutowski, Class of 2015

Campus Conversation By Emily Gutowski, Class of 2015 Question: Where can you find a diverse group of students from completely different backgrounds—religions, organizations, ethnicities, interests—enjoying a dinner together and talking about Israel? Answer: The David...

My Jewish Foundation by Yonatan Gershon ’18

My Jewish Foundation By Yonatan Gershon, Class of 2018, Dallas, TX This Shabbat, October 31-November 1, 2014, Koach: the Conservative community at Rutgers Hillel is gathering the alumni of all Jewish youth groups, summer camps, and gap year programs for a nostalgic...

Israel and its Changing Borders by Asher Malech ’18

Israel and its Changing Borders By Asher Malech, Class of 2018 My name is Asher Malech, and I’m a freshman in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers. I grew up in a Jewish community, attended Jewish schools and last year I decided to spend the year learning in a...