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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

In The News

Written by: Hannah Giterman on January 20th, 2016

1/20/2016 – The Collegian – Penn State Hillel Will Soon Be Operating From Downtown Onward State – Penn State Hillel To Open Massive Downtown Community Center

In The News

Written by: Hannah Giterman on January 12th, 2016

December 31, 2015 – Jewish Exponent – We Are… Redesigning  the Structure of Penn State Hillel 

Winter Break In Poland

Written by: Hannah Giterman on January 12th, 2016

From December 28 – January 4 Penn State Hillel, with a partnership with Aish Penn State, another Jewish group on campus, took 26 students to travel around Poland to learn about its history – from its beginning in the 1300s thru World War II and the Holocaust specifically. In just under a week, students visited… read more

Alternative Winter Break – Roatan, Honduras – 1/2 through 1/9

Written by: Hannah Giterman on January 5th, 2016

Alternative Winter Break – Roatan, Honduras – 1/2 through 1/9 Day 1: It’s Sunday in Roatan. For residents of the island, it is a day for going to church, doing the week’s laundry, and relejando, relaxing. For our group, it means a delay in building Fernando and his family a new home. So what else… read more

Chicken Soup For The Soul

Written by: Hannah Giterman on December 8th, 2015

Hillel International – 12/8/2015 – Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hillel Hotlines Have Sick Students Covered and Hillel Soup Hotline Bling

In The News

Written by: Hannah Giterman on December 4th, 2015

The Collegian – December 1 – Local community members, organizations give back on Giving Tuesday

In The News

Written by: Hannah Giterman on December 2nd, 2015

The Collegian – December 2, 2015 – Speaker Scott Fried visits Penn State to talk about World AIDS Day and self-acceptance    

Vayetze D’var – November 2015 – A Look Back with Orly Olbum

Written by: Hannah Giterman on November 24th, 2015

Vayetze D’var  – November 2015   Orly Olbum celebrates the 8 year anniversary of her Bat Mitzvah this month by reflecting back on her D’var Torah. Orly shared with us her original reflection from her Bat Mitzvah, and wrote a new one to examine how the portion relates to her life today. Thanks for sharing, Orly!… read more

In The News

Written by: Hannah Giterman on November 23rd, 2015

The Collegian – November 19, 2015 – An open letter to our community regarding swastikas being drawn on area bus stops