Hillel began this week with a wonderful series of Purim celebrations. We are grateful that we were able to celebrate with several parties and megillah readings both on and off campus, with a total attendance of more than five hundred! Wow!
Hillel Adapts to Corona Limitations, Continues to Serve Students
Typically, this time of year we send you our schedule of Jewish Heritage Month and Holocaust Commemoration activities, based at Rockland Community College, inviting you to join us for these events. This year, circumstances around COVID-19 have forced us to put our plans on hold for now. Public gatherings have been banned at RCC for now, and, as per the Governor's decision, RCC is likely to be switching to virtual classrooms.
Meanwhile, Hillel will continue to serve our students and alumni and support them through this difficult situation. For as long as it is safe, we will host small home-based gatherings and small group outings such as local hikes. We will continue to make ourselves available for personal mentoring and other supportive services as needed, either in person, if appropriate, or by telephone or videoconference. If any students need to self-isolate, we will pay them virtual visits to uplift their spirits.
We extend our prayers for the complete recovery of all who are afflicted. We will keep you updated as the situation evolves.
Have You Joined Our Hillel Heroes Legacy Society?
Huge Hillel shoutout to the following people (plus a few who wish to remain anonymous) who have designated Hillel of Rockland as a beneficiary in their wills through the Life & Legacy program:
Rabbi David Berkman & Carol King Berkman * Bert & Cathy Distelburger * Gary & Marsha Forman * Leslie Goldress * Martin & Roberta Goldstein * Lisa Green * Roberta Leitner * Rich & Melinda Levin * Michoel Muchnik * Rabbi Dov & Shevy Oliver * Kasriel & Zipporah Oliver * Ekka & Harrison Peck * Moshe & Tzipora Reitman * Shaina Reitman * Andrea Winograd * Gerri & Allen Zabusky
BE REMEMBERED FOREVER by the Jewish community with a gift to Hillel of Rockland in your will, trust, retirement plan or life insurance policy.