“Hillel is a place where I can be Jewish however I want to be . . . and have different Jewish experiences that I wouldn’t have otherwise.”
Hillel funds a lot of different projects — from religious ones to performance groups to groups that help with social justice causes.
One of my favorite things that I did with Hillel was a trip to Poland on spring break. The trip wasn’t only focused on the Holocaust. We were also able to see how Jews are re-discovering who they are.
I really love that Hillel is a place where I can be Jewish however I want to be, and it’s a place where I can do things that aren’t necessarily religious, but still connects me to Jews on campus. So I have different Jewish experiences that I wouldn’t have otherwise.
Daniela Rojzman is a college student active with The Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life at Columbia/Barnard Hillel, a UJA nonprofit partner and beneficiary.