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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...

May 2, 2018

Hillel makes me feel like a little kid again.

I have clear memories of attending Friday night services as a child with my extended family. I remember all the prayers we chanted and the tunes we used. I would feel jealous that my cousins could attend Junior Congregation...

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