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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...

April 6, 2018

From April 9 to 13, University of Delaware Hillel is holding their annual Holocaust Education Week. Each day of the week will highlight values of Jewish heritage and commemorate those who perished in the Holocaust. It is important to learn and share this information wi...

February 23, 2018

As written on her Birthright experience

It is a beautiful morning in the city of Jerusalem. The sky is clear and bright and the view into the rolling landscape is vastly illuminated. Our Birthright group is more than halfway through our Taglit trip and we are holding on...

February 21, 2018

As seen on Lauren's blog.

I went on #BlueHenBirthrightIsrael with my best friend. We picked the program at first because of the convenience. It was through University of Delaware, there were a few orientations, and we could meet our staff. At the time, I did not realize...

February 16, 2018

I wasn’t nervous for the trip because I knew so many people going, but it was a new experience that I was excited to embark on. This trip meant that I would be able to explore a new country, new cities. It meant that I could get a glimpse into the life of my grandmothe...

On the day my grandmother passed away this March, my uncle received his

results from a 23 and Me DNA test. My family was surprised to learn that a large

portion of my uncle and father's ethnicity is Ashkenazi. We came to the

conclusion that the Jewish heritage came from m...

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