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Never Forget by Jamie Butler

Written by: Hannah Giterman on May 3rd, 2017

Jamie, senior hospitality management major, has been an active part of Jewish life on campus, as former student President and trusty Hillel chef, Jamie’s passion for and commitment to Jewish life is undeniable. When Jamie arrived on campus, she had her own mission – to bring Holocaust education and awareness to Penn State and State… read more

Tips and Tricks To Get You Through Finals:

Written by: Hannah Giterman on May 1st, 2017

1. Channel your inner Beyonce:  Exams have NOTHING on us.  2. Prepare a boatload of snacks Food is fuel. Food that is fuel is probably supposed to be healthier than what’s pictured above but lets be real…. its finals week and the only thing getting us through is that extra bag(s) of Doritos.  3. Craft… read more

Alternative Spring Break 2017 – Roatan, Honduras

Written by: Hannah Giterman on March 7th, 2017

14 students and 2 staff embarked on a journey to the town of La Colonia in Roatan, Honduras. This is the second year that Penn State students will spend in Roatan. Why Roatan, Honduras? Ten years ago, Scott Fried, motivational speaker, HIV/AIDS educator, activist, and author, traveled to the island of Honduras on a holiday cruise…. read more

Alternative Spring Break 2016 – San Marcos, Texas

Written by: Hannah Giterman on March 8th, 2016

Howdy y’all from Penn State Hillel’s 2016 Alternative Spring Break trip in Texas! Last year, the area of San Marcos, Texas was declared a zone of natural disaster after the flooding that occurred here. We teamed up with the JDRC and Nechama (and the Saint Bernard Project) to help repair homes in this area that… read more

Want to play a role at this year’s Passover Seder?

Written by: Hannah Giterman on March 1st, 2016

As Passover is quickly approaching us we are looking for people who would be interested in leading our various Seders. We are currently looking for leaders for the following Seder’s (all are on the 22nd of April): Traditional Seder On one Foot (an abridged version of a traditional Passover Seder) Freedom Seder (a Seder focusing… read more

Unlocking My Jewish Identity by Caitlin Wolper

Written by: Hannah Giterman on February 15th, 2016

Unlocking My Jewish Identity by Caitlin Wolper, BA/MA English ’17     My first international flight, in a way, brought me home. We landed around five in the afternoon, Tel Aviv hinting toward sunset as we shook out our shoulders from the eleven hour trip. Spilling into the airport, we all tried to message our parents:… read more

In The News

Written by: Hannah Giterman on January 22nd, 2016

1/21/2016 – Jewish Chronicle – With service in mind, Penn State Hillel students apply tikkun olam in Honduras