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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...

November 9, 2017

*According to Kyle Basarab*

BEST

Matzoh Ball soup

I’m sure no one is surprised that this fan favorite made this list. Whether it is your grandmother’s homemade recipe, or your favorite diner or deli’s concoction, a steaming bowl of matzoh ball soup never fails to warm you...

November 1, 2017

Hillel International has provided yogis with the birthright trip of their dreams. Birthright yoga is a free birthright trip that runs twice a year and is growing in interest.

Michelle Schwartz, University of Delaware graduate ('17) and Hillel alumni, shares her life cha...

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