Hillel of Rockland's Friendsgiving Shabbaton/Ski Weekend in Tannersville, NY, featuring Thanksgiving dinner, Shabbat meals, skiing, and bowling, was a big hit with participants.
Hillel of Rockland Brings Biggest College Delegation to ZOA Dinner
More than 40 students and alumni joined the ZOA Dinner in Manhattan on November 17 to show their support for Israel.
Thanks to You, We Spent Shabbat with More than 1,000 New Friends
Hillel's 40-strong contingent celebrated with 1,200 fellow college students at the International Collegiate Shabbaton/Pegisha in Brooklyn run by Chabad on Campus from November 8-9.
Eighth Day Band Concert...on the Eighth Day of Chanukah
The wildly popular 8th Day will be back in Rockland on December 30!
Rockland Community College, Cultural Arts Theater 7:00 pm
Student Spotlight: Rachel Bukher
There's no debating the fact that Rachel Bukher loves Hillel!
Q. When did you join Hillel? A. My first day of college! As an Early Admit student and one of the youngest people on campus, I was super nervous, but everyone in Hillel made me feel super welcome!
Q. Favorite Hillel activity so far? A. The Shabbaton we just had over Thanksgiving weekend was one heck of an experience! The food was amazing, the place was beautiful, it was so much fun!
Q. What is your major? A. Currently I'm a Political Science major, although I might switch to Philosophy. I hope to go to law school in the future.
Q. We heard you're an award-winning member of RCC's Debate Team, tell us about it. A. The debate team is amazing! We recently had a tournament against Yeshiva University and Dominican College, and our team won first place! A few other teammates are also in Hillel.
Q. Favorite holiday? A. Chanukah! I love donuts and latkes, and it lasts for eight days! I also love the beautiful and miraculous story behind it. Imagine how strategic the Maccabees must have been. They were rebels who fought for their rights, with G-d on their side. It's powerful.
Q. Your secret talent? A. I can come up with words that people can't think of, I just throw it out there and it's usually the word they needed.
Q. If there was one super power you could have, what would it be? A. The power to manipulate time and space. That would be super helpful in my daily life.
Alumni Mazel Tovs
Hadasa Banayan and Yaakov Zimmerman on their engagement Dudi and Talia Parnes on the birth of a baby boy
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 * Rabbi Dov & Shevy Oliver * Moshe & Tzipora Reitman * Shaina Reitman * Andrea Winograd * Gerri & Allan 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.