“My dad is Jewish, and my mom is Filipino Catholic. Growing up, I felt pressured by my Jewish relatives to only focus on my Judaism and forget about the other parts of my identity.”
“I was adopted as a child, but I knew my chances of developing breast cancer were high.”
“I was enrolled in a Catholic school, where I was the only Jewish and Eastern European student.”
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 […]
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.