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Hillel at EMU, but in my experience/' Silver
said, "Sukkot is a much less understood
holiday among young adults, many of whom
come to college never having celebrated
it themselves, so sometimes Hillel at EMU
needs to provide opportunities to learn
about aspects of Jewish life that aren't
already part of students' Jewish experiences
or on their Jewish radar."
Building on the success of Sukkot, Hillel at
EMU will leverage its new relationship with
the NJOP to respond to students' requests
for an informal beginning Hebrew class and
participate in "Read Hebrew America." The
NJOP provides the flash cards, wall charts
and student packets; Hillel at EMU provides
the space and expertise to teach the class.
"Leveraging partnerships with other
organizations allows Hillel at EMU to provide
content-rich, meaningful Jewish education
woven throughout the opportunities we
Lee Michaels, a sophomore at EMU from
Columbus, Ohio, and Alex Hecht, engagement
fellow at Hillel at EMU, pass the lulay.
provide for students to celebrate Jewish life
without having to create all the materials on
our own," Silver said.
Students have already put their stamp on the
Hebrew class, and decided it should be a weekly
Sunday dinner at the Hillel house in addition to an
informal opportunity to learn Hebrew.
"As the only Jewish student group at Eastern, Hillel
at EMU is in a unique position to provide students
of all backgrounds with opportunities to connect to
Jewish life in the ways they find the most meaning-
ful," Hecht said. @
Rachel Orbach of Huntington Woods is a junior at
Eastern Michigan University
Rachel Orbach of Huntington Woods holds the
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