I’m from San Juan, a very welcoming and accepting place for Jewish people.
“I’m from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico has been extremely accepting of the Jewish people, and I’ve always felt like I had a home there and people were very welcoming and very accepting of who I was. When I decided to come to college I came to Elon University and, as well, it was extremely welcoming and there was a huge diversity of people that I had never experienced coming from a very small island. I love talking to people, meeting people — especially people in Hillel, of different Jewish backgrounds — and I’ve honestly really utilized Hillel’s resources this summer when I worked at the Office of Sustainability here. So I came here every day to grab a coffee and have lunch with a friend, and it’s honestly been feeling so much like home. I got to meet the staff and it was always a great time to have a conversation here, and they really really made me feel like I had a place and that I actually belong here at Elon University.” — Hannah Greenfader, Elon University