Born Jewish or Not, You Matter

I’m a convert. I converted. I wasn’t “BORN” Jewish, whatever the heck that means. Seventh grade was a formative year for me. That year, we studied the Holocaust, propelling me to reach out to my paternal grandmother who is a survivor. Her story inspired me to find my identity through the deliberate representation of my heritage and the honoring of…

Hillel Made College Feel Like Home

I served on the board of GW Hillel as freshmen engagement chair for the 2015-2016 school year. This experience is important to me because it allowed me to be a part of and give back to a community that had done so much for me. As a homesick freshman, I turned to GW Hillel to feel closer to home and…

How Birthright Brought Me Closer to Judaism

  I went on Birthright in January 2014 with Rutgers Hillel. I grew up in a very Jewish household, went to Jewish Day School my whole life and was active in USY, Young Judaea Summer Camp. This was my 4th trip to Israel, and by far my favorite one. This trip opened my eyes to the fact that not every…

Top 5 Jewish Movies

From family comedies to cartoon classics, these Jewish movies should definitely be making their way onto your must-watch list! 1. Keeping Up With The Steins This movie is a hilarious and all-too-true depiction of the…

Top 5 Jews of Instagram

From celebrity accounts to Jewish food tributes, these are some must-follows to please your Jewish soul.   Crazy Jewish Mom (@crazyjewishmom) These moms will make your mom look tame. Follow for ridiculous texts, hilarious memes,…

Best Falafel

For those saying, "What? Falafel? Are those the little meatball things?," its time to be enlightened.  Falafel is a deep fried, delicious ball of ground chickpeas (sometimes including fava beans), and spices, with a myriad…

Israel’s Holiest Cities

Throngs of tourists and others dressed in assorted religious garb meander purposefully, though a bit tentatively, through the streets of Jerusalem making already busy, tiny and ancient walkways that much more impassable. They look up…

Re-evaluating My Jewish Identity

I want to share about my experience as a Jewish, Modern Orthodox girl at Binghamton University. Specifically, I'd like to focus on my time participating in one of the many J-Learn classes that the Chabad…

Young Professionals and Their Faith

I work for Jewish Heritage Programs and help run events for young professionals. During one night in the Winter, we took members to the Poconos for a retreat. Everyone sat around the table and started…

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