Jewish Life at Queens University works hard throughout the year to create opportunities for learning about Jewish culture, Jewish history, and Jewish identity. We are proud to announce that our hard work has paid off! We received two grants that enable us to create three meaningful programs for our students and community.
The story of Jewish liberation has inspired generations of people, Jewish and non-Jewish, to seek their own liberation. We received a grant from Hillel International to create an Interfaith Seder. During this very special experience, we explore how the liberation story is viewed from a variety of perspectives. Come and learn how the Seder has inspired Jews and non-Jews across the world.
Through Hillel’s Israel Action Program, we received a grant that enables us to develop two new programs designed to deepen Jewish identity among our students.
The first program immerses our students in Israeli Cultural as we celebrate Shabbat “Israel” style. Israel is the only Jewish country in the world. As a result, much of Jewish culture is reflected in the connection of the Jewish people with the Land of Israel. Two amazing students from Israel guide us as we implement this program. We invite the Charlotte-Israeli community to come and enjoy Israeli food, learn about Israeli culture. The evening wraps up with the film Zero Motivation, described on Amazon as “unique, sometimes dark, and often hilarious portrait of everyday life for a unit of young female soldiers in a remote Israeli desert outpost.”
The second program speaks to the heart of who we are. We will host a Yom HaShoah brunch to honor the lives and legacies of Holocaust survivors. Local Holocaust Survivors and Queens’ students will share a meal, enjoy music, and create lasting memories. Holocaust survivors are the greatest source of inspiration for the work that we do and we treasure the time we spend with them.
We are grateful to Hillel International and the Israel Action Center for the funding these remarkable programs. If you would like to learn more or join us for an event, please contact Noah Goldman firstname.lastname@example.org.