Super Sunday at UJA Federation of New York - Westchester
Putting up Sukkah at Purchase College
Sorting clothes for needy children at Kids Kloset in White Plains.
Teaching in Westchester Hebrew Schools
Hillel at Sarah Lawrence College.
Lunch N' Learns with Westchester Rabbis.
Our Hillel kitchen at Purchase College.
Purchase students "Stand with Israel."
Israeli dancing at Klezmanukkah.
Chanukah at Pace - Pleasantville
Manhattanville Students celebrate Israeli Independence Day
Westchester families welcome Hillel students for shabbat.
Visiting the homebound with Dorot.
Taglit Birthright 2014
Shabbat dinner at Manhattanville College.
Hillels of Westchester reaches out to Westchester Community College
Hillels at Home Returns

HOW is Pleased to Support the 6th Annual Hillel at Home Shabbat

On one very special Shabbat, families in Westchester County will open their homes and hearts to college students.  This year, Hillel at Home will take place on Friday, December 5, 2014.  Year after year, those who celebrate this mitzvah create lifelong memories.

Support Hillels at Home by hosting 2 or more students for Shabbat on December 5th, or by making a tax-deductible donation to Hillels of Westchester here.

Take a look at our Hillels of Westchester Video!

Hillels of Westchester says "Goodbye" to staff.

Ethan Behling, the Hillels of Westchester Program Director, is pictured with Saul Spangenberg, retiring Executive Director and Riana Goren, Program Associate. Both Saul and Riana will be leaving Hillel at the end of this semester. Saul presented Hillel with two shofars and a "Yad" (Torah pointer). "I hope the sounds from these shofars will awaken new students to our wonderful Hillel when Rosh Hashannah approaches."

Passover Seders hosted at Purchase College

Rabbi Leora Frankel of the Community Synagogue of Rye joined Hillels of Westchester to lead a group of fifty students for the first Seder on Monday night, followed by a Seder held and led by our students on the second night. We would like to give a huge thank you to the community members and families who donated Kosher for Passover dishes to keep our students fed during the holidays. Todah Rabah and Chag Sameach!

Hillels of Westchester Birthright Photo Exhibit now at the JCC of Mid Westchester

 Hillels of Westchester takes great pride in presenting the first Kronish Enrichment Grant in loving memory of Herb and Doris Kronish. This year the grant will focus on the power of photography as an expression of the personal journeys of dozens of Westchester college students who experience Israel through Taglit Birthright. The winning photographers are Alex Bellink, Ethan Behling, Rachel Eydlish, Anna Gleicher, Brandon Goldenberg, Riana Goren, Asha Kapengut, Hannah Salzberg, Rachel Severinovsky, and Jeremy Slocum. The photo exhibit is current on display at the JCC of Mid Westchester through May 30th. Subsequent exhibits will follow this Fall at the JCC on the Hudson and the Rosenthal JCC.

El Al Flight Attendants Visit Hillels of Westchester

On Wednesday February 19th, four fight attendants from El Al paid a visit to Hillels of Westchester. It was an opportunity for students to talk informally with these uniquely trained individuals. Hadar Cohen, Danny Klein, Dov Goldenberg, Hilla Izhar talked about their backgrounds growing up in Israel, as well as how they have been received in other countries.

Please consider a gift to Hillels of Westchester

As Passover approaches, please help our Hillel continue its great work providing Jewish communities on campus. It's easy. Just click on the donation link at the top of the page.

A new semester of Israel Programming thanks to our Westchester Shaliach and our Israel Interns

Hillels of Westchester is so fortunate this year to have a dynamic young Shaliach (emissary) funded by private donations and UJA Federation of New York. The Shaliach, Yoav Cohen was born in South Africa and moved to Israel at age 12. Yoav participated in our first community Chesed project at Kids Kloset in White Plains. He has also hosted a shabbat dinner at his apartment. Our two new Israel interns are Jeremy Lipsin (Sarah Lawrence junior) and Liron Goldring (Purchase College first year).

This is the third year Hillels of Westchester students have participated in a program supported by a grant from HOW board member Betsy Woolf and named in memory of her parents Joseph H. and Evelyn M. Woolf. The program has had a great impact on Westchester Hillel students. Last year's Sarah Lawrence Israel intern is currently one of six HOW graduates who have chosen to live in Israel after graduation. On Tuesday October 22nd Liron Goldring led an Israel cooking class in the Purchase College Hillel lounge. Other planned Israel programs include faculty presentations, film showings, Israeli dancing and visits to the "Compromised Land" art exhibit at the Neuberger Museum and Birthright trips in December and June. ,



Hillel and Solomon Schechter High School sponsor annual College Fair

On Sunday October 20th, over 100 representatives from colleges and universities from around the country and Israel gathered at the Solomon Schechter campus in Hartsdale. Hillels of Westchester staff provided information about Hillel's role as an orgaization on college campuses. They also discussed their role at five colleges in Westchester. Also pictured is Hillels of Westchester board Vice President Mark Teich who represented his alma mater, Dickenson College.

Hillel students help Kids Kloset

On Tuesday evening October 8th, Hillels of Westchester students sorted clothes at Kids Kloset in White Plains, Kids Kloset is a volunteer organization that collects new and lightly used childrens clothing and distributes the clothes to needy families in Westchester. The event has been organized by HOW board member Joy Avidan, and was attended by around twenty students from Sarah Lawrence, Purchase and Manhattanville Colleges. Rabbi Aubrey Glazer of the JCC of Harrison spoke to students about opportunities to serve the community during the hebrew month of Cheshvan. Also in attendance was Nancy Zaro, Stuart Kolbert and the new Israeli Shaliach, Yoav Cohen. Both Hillels of Westchester and Kids Kloset are agencies supported by UJA Federation of New York. This is the second Hillel tzedek project in a month. The other was a Purchase College Midnight Run on September 23rd and  a Sarah Lawrence College Midnight Run on October 9th. because so many students found this experience so rewarding, Purchase College students will return to Kids Kloset on October 24th, and Sarah Lawrence students are having a second Midnight Run on November 13th.

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