Israeli Musician, Idan Raichel comes to Manhattanville!
Manhattanville Hillel celebrate Shabbat with the school Faculty and Staff!
Israeli Director, Eran Riklis visits Manhattanville
Hillels of Westchester Taglit-Birthright trip begins 2015 with a ten-day tour of Israel
"Night in Tel Aviv" themed party held at SUNY Purchase has over 400 attendees
Hillel Students meet Noam Gershony, Israeli Paralympian and IDF veteran, and hear his story
JNF Westchester Area Director Anna Richlin joins SUNY Purchase Hillel to facilitate a Tu B'Shvat fruit
Getting ready to participate in Midnight Run!
Hillels of Westchester at the Willow Ridge Country Club Charity Fair
SUNY Purchase dancing at their annual Klezmanukkah celebration
Manhattanville Hillel at their first Shabbat of the semester
Manhattanville students celebrate Hanukkah by making Hanukkiah's
Hillels of Westchester staff at the Hillel International Conference in Orlando
Hillels of Westchester students volunteering at Kids Kloset in White Plains
Hillels of Westchester on their winter Taglit-Birthright trip with Israel Outdoors!
Hanukkah Celebration at Pace-Pleasantville
Student board members from SUNY Purchase celebrate a great semester!
Chanukkiot from HOW's Hanukkah celebration, Dec. 2014
Join HOW for the High Holidays!

 L'Shanah Tovah!

Hillels of Westchester is pleased to offer High Holiday options for any and every student who wishes to celebrate, atone, eat and fast.  First, all are invited to join HOW and the Community Synagogue of Rye at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Rosh Hashanah (9/14) and Yom Kippur (9/23).  

RSVPs are required.  Get more info and register here.

Congrats to HOW Graduates!

A huge Mazel Tov to all graduating students! We thank you for your hard work and dedication, and look forward to seeing the amazing things you do in the future!


Well you're in luck! HOW gets information about job offers, fellowships, and internships weekly. Fill out THIS survey so we can make sure to contact you when we hear about awesome opportunities. 

Kosher food for Passover available!

Need Kosher for Passover food? Stop by the lounge at SUNY Purchase and pick up a tray!

HOW past-President Martine Fleishman joins distinguished panel to discuss Jewish leadership

We are so proud of HOW past-President, Martine Fleishman.  On Tuesday, February 24th, she served as a panelist discussing ‘Leadership through a Jewish Lens’ at the JCC of Mid-Westchester.  Along with distinguished author David Arnow, Rabbi Menachem Genack and facilitator Rabbi Ethan Tucker, Martine shared her personal experience as a leader in the Jewish community

AIPAC Visits SUNY Purchase

AIPAC Westchester Area Director Eric Gallagher spoke at by Hillel last Wednesday for our weekly Lunch and Learn. Students learned about the situation in Israel, what AIPAC is doing to help, and how they can get involved. Students had a chance to ask a variety of hard questions and learn more in anticipation of our Hillel Cohort going to AIPAC National Policy Conference in March.

Tu B'Shvat at Manhattanville

Manhattanville celebrated Tu B’Shvat with an exotic fruit Seder last week. Students came together to organize  services, including a spread of fruits as well as conversation about sustainability and ways to bring environmental awareness to campus. 

HOW Students Attend an FIDF Event

On Wednesday, January 28th, Hillels of Westchester was lucky to be invited to a Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces (FIDF) event in Bedford, NY We heard Noam Gershony's inspiring story. Noam is an IDF veteran who was injured in an Apache helicopter crash in 2006. He went on to become the first and only Israeli Paralympic gold medal winner for tennis. We loved being able to meet so many influential and supportive members of the Westchester community! 

Hillels of Westchester Birthright Photo Exhibit is moving!

 In early 2015, Hillels of Westchester's Birthright Photo Exhibit will move to the Rosenthal JCC in Pleasantville, N.Y.!  Stay tuned for more details. 

Hillels of Westchester takes great pride in presenting the first Kronish Enrichment Grant in loving memory of Herb and Doris Kronish. This exhibit focuses on the power of photography as an expression of the personal journeys of dozens of Westchester college students who experience Israel through Taglit Birthright.  Throughout 2014, the exhibit was well received while on display at the JCC of Mid-Westchester and JCC on the Hudson.  Thank you to both organizations for hosting!

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.

Take a look at our Hillels of Westchester Video!

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