News & Views

News, stories, and updates from Hillel communities worldwide

29 results

Jake Sheykhet Plays with Light and Darkness

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Havurah on June 4, 2024. Jake Sheykhet, a student at Brown University studying History of Art and Architecture, has crafted a unique artistic language deeply rooted in his Soviet Jewish heritage. Hailing from Denver, Colorado, Sheykhet’s creative journey was kindled early on, guided by his parents and […]

An Indie Musician’s Journey to Jewish Sound

Editor’s Note: A version of this article was originally published in Havurah on April 17, 2024. Leah Dunn is an audio engineer, producer, and recording artist. She joined the Havurah team as the music director in the summer of 2022. After attending high school at Interlochen Arts Academy where she studied songwriting, the Bay Area […]

How Hannah Gaffney Weaves Her Jewish Heritage

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Havurah on March 26, 2024. Hannah Gaffney, an emerging artist from Mont Vernon, New Hampshire, is currently enrolled at The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), where she is honing her skills in Fiber. Her portfolio ranges from mixed media collage to bookbinding, weaving to illustrative […]

IACT Coordinator Inspires Students to Connect with Israel

IACT (Inspired, Active, Committed, Transformed) professionals are helping Jewish college students learn about and engage more deeply with Israel, supporting thousands of students before, during, and after immersive travel experiences, especially Birthright Israel. This community building allows students to learn and develop their own authentic and meaningful relationships with Israel. For Devin Davidson, the IACT […]

IACT Coordinator Dan Kling Shares His Love for Israel with Students

IACT (Inspired, Active, Committed, Transformed) professionals are elevating the field of Israel engagement and education on campus. They work to support students on a journey of Jewish learning before, during, and after immersive Israel experiences — sparking a lifelong relationship with Israel for thousands of students. Active on 34 campuses across the United States, IACT […]

The Art of Jewish Expression

For as long as Judaism has existed, Jews have created art as a way of expressing and engaging with religious life and tradition.  While I grew  up in a modern Orthodox community, a big part of my adult life has been forming friendships in a variety of Jewish spaces, exploring the diversity of the Jewish […]