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March 10, 2020

           As a Jewish college student, it’s difficult to go one week without hearing about someone’s experience on Birthright. Regardless of whether you hear it from a friend, classmate, or relative, it seems like someone always has something to say about the time the...

March 5, 2020

During the spring semester of 2019, a friend of mine asked to meet up for coffee -  courtesy of UD Hillel - to chat about her experience on Birthright the previous summer. Never one to turn down free coffee, I agreed to meet. As I sipped on my coffee, Sydney spoke pass...

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...

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