Hillel's ten Senior Jewish Educators (SJEs) raise the schmooze to an art form. Now you can have a virtual schmooze with an SJE.
SJEs build relationships with students on the periphery of Jewish life through meaningful Jewish conversations and experiences, including Taglit-Birthright Israel trips, social justice Alternative Breaks, and on-campus learning sessions focused around students' passions and their "big life questions."
Here is just a taste of their approach to Jewish learning. Enjoy your virtual schmooze.Tufts University
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg.
Digging below the surface of students' questions she helps them open up "the hidden Torah of their lives."Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg
Ohio State UniversityRabbi Benjamin Berger.
By exploring the journeys of their Biblical ancestors, he helps students give meaning to their own journeys.Rabbi Benjamin Berger
New York University
Rabbi Dan Smokler.
A rabbi shares "Jewish life wisdom stuff" with a fraternity.Rabbi Dan Smokler
University of DelawareRabbi Jeremy Winaker.
A group of students discovers that daily life can be a prayer.Rabbi Jeremy Winaker
University of Texas, AustinDevora Brustin.
A student discovers and celebrates her Jewish roots.Devora Brustin
University of Kansas Rabbi Neal Schuster.
Students learned that "drinking like an adult" means appreciating alcohol as a celebration of life, not an excuse for misbehavior. Rabbi Neal Schuster
(MP3 File) Senior Jewish Educators Bring Depth to Jewish Students
- more information about SJEs and a video about Devora Brustin.