Keyword: Hillel
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On April 29, Bryant University Hillel and Bryant University Council on Jewish Life and Culture will host a visit from Eitan D. Hersh, Ph.D., author of “Politics is for Power” and … more
Rabbi Joshua Bolton, executive director of Brown RISD Hillel, oversees the vital connection between students and Judaism on the campuses of Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Brown and RISD students are an active part of the East Side and College Hill neighborhoods of Providence. Hillel is housed in the Glenn and Darcy Weiner Center on Brown Street in Providence. “Jewish growth is our focus,” Rabbi Bolton said in a recent interview in his office. “Enabling students to grow as Jews over their four years of college is important. We assume they are growing in other areas. We want to make sure folks understand that. There has never really been a better time to be a Jewish college student.” more
Behind the Book comes to URI on Jan. 29 at 7 p.m., when author Ariel Burger discusses his book “Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom,” a testament to the way Wiesel shaped the thoughts and principles of a generation. The book grants insights into the influences behind Wiesel’s own beliefs. Burger entreats readers to remember that Wiesel sought to spur people to act; that it is not enough to just be mindful of the existence of good and evil. more
At Brown RISD Hillel [Photo gallery]
On May 9, Brown RISD Hillel students, staff and guests enjoyed a full day of themed activities in celebration of Israel's independence. Rabbi Alex Weissman led an exploration of Israeli poetry. The day finished with multiple rounds of “Extreme Gaga,” also known as Israeli Dodgeball. Click to see more photos.    more
Rabbi Alex Weissman is the senior Jewish educator at Brown RISD Hillel, where he says he has the pleasure of drinking a lot of coffee and learning a lot of Torah with and from his students. He agreed to answer a few questions as part of Jewish Rhode Island’s ongoing effort to introduce community leaders. more
In March, four students from the University of Rhode Island Hillel traveled to Houston for an Alternative Spring Break Trip coordinated by Nechama, a Jewish disaster relief … more
Jewish comedian, author and former IDF combat soldier Joel Chasnoff is bringing his comedy show “Israel – What’s the Story?” to the University of Rhode Island’s … more
Berlin-based jazz trumpeter, radio documentarian, installation artist and composer Paul Brody will perform and speak about his work with the Semer Ensemble’s project to discover, … more
Being Jewish is a privilege. Throughout my journey with Judaism, this is a fact I have come to realize. From preschool at the Jewish Community Center through my confirmation at age 15, I was taught … more
Scott Fried, an award-winning international public speaker, HIV/AIDS educator, and author, will be in residence at the University of Rhode Island on World AIDS Day, Friday, Dec. 1. Candidly … more
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