Hillel Deepened My Jewish Identity

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By Josh Clasky

I have gained so much from my connection with Queens’ Hillel…

I have found deeper roots and understanding of my Jewish identity, and what it means in both my professional and personal life. Hillel gave me a way to explore what it means to be Jewish through opportunities such as the Poland Trip, and celebrating Jewish holidays. Having a Rabbi on campus (and the one that did my Bar Mitzvah, no less!) provides an added bonus of richer, more meaningful understanding.

My Queens experience would not have been complete without all that I gained from Hillel; from Passover Seders, to Sukkot celebrations, to Shabbat dinners, and even Torah Yoga! I am and will always be thankful for what I have learned and gained. I plan on augmenting this experience with a Birthright trip to Israel with Noah right after the Poland trip. Many thanks to Talli and Rabbi Judy.



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