South American Hillel Students Celebrate Hillel's 85th Birthday
During the last week of April, 30 Hillel students and young professionals from Buenos Aires, Cordoba City, Montevideo, Asuncin and Rio de Janeiro participated in Hillel Latin America's first regional Tzedek trip. The participants gathered in the small village of San Pedro Norte, Argentina (population 360), located three hours north of Cordoba City.Â The participants engaged in a variety of tzedek activities in the small village, with a focus on improvements to the village's children. Participants painted the walls of the village school, refurbished the school's furniture and installed a new oven in the school kitchen. The group also spent time visiting with the local children, setting up game stations in the village square and teaching the children about oral health. The students capped off the experience by celebrating Hillel's 85th birthday.