BUENOS AIRES, April 8 (JTA) - Yael Kolett got goosebumps when elderly Uruguayan Jews at the Jewish Home for the Aged in Montevideo sang Hava Nagila with her, tapping the table with their spoons.
Ashley Goldberg nearly cried when a thin girl held her hand at Ieladeinu, a Buenos Aires home for Jewish children at risk.
Rachael Kansas remembered what she had been taught about Jewish values when one man gave back a donated pot of powdered milk, thinking someone else might need it more.
All three encounters took place last month during spring break trips to Argentina and Uruguay organized by Hillel: The Coalition for Jewish Campus Life.
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