Nowadays, I’m not scared to tell people that I’m adopted and Jewish anymore.
It was a small, tight-knit community that immediately absorbed us and gave us a respite from the constant pressures at West Point.
“Jewish life centered around the home for me. My family immigrated from India to New York and then moved to North Carolina.”
“My time as a cadet ended when I began studying cybersecurity at Towson University, but I wanted to find a way to continue my support of our military. And Towson Hillel gave me an opportunity to do that.”
“I’m Jewish and Latina. I feel like I have the best of both worlds. Being Jewish and Spanish has influenced who I am — my personality, the foods I like, my values. I grew up in a traditional Modern Orthodox home in Hollywood, Fla. I attended Jewish private school my whole life, spent almost every […]
On the day I moved into my dorm room at University of Connecticut, I walked into Hillel.
My kippah sparked a conversation between me and a monk on campus during my sophomore year.
It’s not enough to talk about our history as a Jewish people, we need to experience it firsthand.
When I came out as nonbinary at Cincinnati Hillel, Landon Cohen, a transgender staff member, was there to support me.
It was a difficult stunt already, and this time I had to do it in front of 42,000 people during the final of the March Madness Tournament. It was one of the scariest moments I had as a college cheerleader. A tuck-basket-toss involves four teammates throwing me in the air while I do a backflip. If I flipped too […]