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...

Fifty Shades of Judaism by Steve Gotlib ’18

Fifty Shades of Judaism By Steve Gotlib, Class of 2018 Rutgers Hillel Student Board Education Co-Chair Oh boy, have I had a jam packed winter break. Rather than doing something normal like playing video games, watching movies, and binging television shows on Netfix, I...

Welcome Back! by Alex Hamilton ’16

Welcome Back! By Alex Hamilton, Class of 2016 Rutgers Hillel Student Board President   Brrrr. It’s really chilly here in my New Jersey apartment. I didn’t know what a winter really felt like until I started here at Rutgers. The winters here are far longer and far...

Genetic Screening on Campus by Deborah Shamilov ’18

Genetic Screening on Campus By Deborah Shamilov, Class of 2018 On Monday, October 19 and Friday, November 13, Hillel offered genetic screening to Jewish students on campus. An information seminar was held before the first screening, during which genetic counselors in...

Some Unexpected Insight by Julia Motis ’17

Some Unexpected Insight By Julia Motis, Class of 2017 Rutgers Hillel Student Board Reform Community Co-Chair Julia Motis was one of six Rutgers students who attended the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial last month, along with Rutgers Hillel staff member Sarah...

Love as an Action by Alex Hamilton ’16

Love as an Action By Alex Hamilton, Class of 2016 Rutgers Hillel Student Board President Alex is receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Jewish Studies with a focus on religion in the political arena from Rutgers University. This piece was first published by The...

Putting your Faith in Love by Marlee Waldman ’19

Putting your Faith in Love By Marlee Waldman, Class of 2019   Marlee Waldman was one of six Rutgers students who attended the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial last week, along with Rutgers Hillel staff member Sarah Magida, our Reform Community Educator. I...

Kol Nidre by Max Zandstein ’17

Kol Nidre By Max Zandstein, Class of 2017   For the third year in a row Max Zandstein will perform Kol Nidre on the cello just before the start of the Rutgers Hillel Yom Kippur services. Max is working towards his BSN from the College of Nursing and a minor in...

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...