Hillel International, the largest and most inclusive Jewish campus organization in the world, announced today the 17 members of the 2022-2023 Hillel International Student Cabinet. The cabinet serves as a vehicle to connect the global Jewish student community, and also serves as an advisory council to Hillel International’s leadership in its efforts to engage Jewish college students worldwide.
Stretching from coast to coast, Hillels are reimagining Shabbat experiences to empower students to connect with Judaism and become Jewish leaders. Their creative efforts offer an alternative to traditional Shabbat services, which involve structured prayer in a synagogue.
I came to college not expecting to be that Jewish. But, I realized your identity and your culture will follow you, and in my case, Judaism followed me. And no matter how I practice at any given time, I'm going to be Jewish and involved in Judaism.
“After I became a bat mitzvah, I let Judaism fade into the background of my life.”
“I always feel the most in touch with my Judaism when I’m in nature, surrounded by trees, on the beach, taking hikes, watching the sunrise and sunset.”
“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.”