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February 19, 2019

The beautiful ancestral songs and laughter in the Arabic and Hebrew languages spoken on every corner harmonize with the sounds of music and sizzling of frying falafel. Vibrant and poignant street art transforms city walls into a gallery of masterpieces. The sun shines...

February 13, 2019

Hillel is well known for giving students valuable internships, leadership opportunities, Shabbat dinners and holiday services, but for Jason and Anya Glassner, Hillel gave them love! They both took advantage of their new Jewish environment and loved being able to be su...

I want to share my experience of when my daughter Jessica, '16, started her journey as a Blue Hen.

Sending your first child off to college is one of those milestones that a parent looks to with a mixture of excitement, hope and fear.

I think most parents share a number o...

November 22, 2018

Most of my time during my 4 years of college was spent between two things that are very important to me: nutrition and dietetics, and UD Hillel. I taught a variety of classes in the Food and Nutrition Education Lab; where I found my passion for teaching and helping oth...

November 16, 2018

Giving Tuesday is no ordinary Tuesday. It’s a day to give back, and acknowledge all the resources that you have been given. Positioned at the beginning of holiday season, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Th...

November 5, 2018

Students connect best with their peers.

For more than 10 years, UD Hillel has partnered with student interns, our Campus Engagement Interns (CEI’s), with exactly that idea in mind. CEI is a partnership between our organization and our students. These interns come from a...

May 29, 2018

After losing her mother Tambi at age eleven, University of Delaware student Tia Scheff searched for a way to honor and remember. Every year, she says, she tried, and it “never felt like the right place or time”.

Tia knew she found the place and people who could help her...

May 2, 2018

I grew up in a Reform Jewish household near New York, went to sleepaway camp, and felt very connected to the Jewish community as a kid.

However, I got to Delaware and felt instantly disconnected. I wasn't surrounded by Jewish individuals, and it wasn't as easy to be Jew...

May 2, 2018

I went on Birthright to Israel my freshman year of college. 


Going on this magical trip allowed me to bond with 35 new Jewish UD students, who I might never have met otherwise.

Two girls that I met on my trip were the co-presidents of Challah for Hunger. After our trip,...

May 2, 2018

In the past four years, there has rarely been a day that I have not been to Hillel.

I have had the opportunity to plan events, work with speakers, learn from experienced staff and develop my own leadership skills. I was the treasurer of a Hillel organization, president...

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