Category Archives: CSULB

Rabbi Drew Led Monthly “Torah on Tap” Discussions with Beach Hillel in 2014-2015

Over the course of this past academic year, Southern California Jewish Student Service’s rabbi, Rabbi Drew Kaplan, led monthly discussions with students at California State University, Long Beach. Collaborating with Long Beach Hillel, Rabbi Drew led three monthly discussions in … Continue reading

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Discussion at CSULB about “Pious Fools”

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Yesterday, Southern California Jewish Student Services‘ Rabbi Drew Kaplan led a discussion at California State University, Long Beach, in collaboration with Long Beach Hillel.  The topic was “Pious Fools”, which explored Talmudic discussions of who might be considered foolishly pious. … Continue reading

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Sex in Judaism Discussion with Beach Hillel

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Yesterday, Southern California Jewish Student Services’ Rabbi Drew Kaplan led a discussion for Beach Hillel at California State University, Long Beach.  As per popular demand, Rabbi Drew discussed sex in Judaism.  A late afternoon discussion yielded a fruitful discussion, exposing … Continue reading

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Rabbi Drew Leads Discussion for Long Beach Hillel

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With Valentine’s Day coming up on Friday, many of the students involved with Long Beach Hillel, who attend California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) were curious to discuss Jewish traditions on romance, relationships, etc. So, last night, Beach Hillel held … Continue reading

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Dreams Discussion at CSULB

Yesterday, Rabbi Drew led a discussion at California State University, Long Beach, on the topic of dreams.  Collaborating with Long Beach Hillel, the event was a “Torah on Tap” discussion, wherein Beach Hillel covered the first round of drinks, while … Continue reading

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Graveyards Discussion

Yesterday,  Rabbi Drew led a discussion on graveyards on-campus at California State University, Long Beach with Beach Hillel.  The discussion topic was very timely, due to the October “spooky” season.  As a “Torah on Tap” discussion, attendees were treated to … Continue reading

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Rabbi Drew Office Hours at CSULB

For this semester, Rabbi Drew Kaplan of Southern California Jewish Student Services (SoCalJSS) will be available on a weekly basis for office hours at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).  Through a partnership with Long Beach Hillel, Rabbi Drew will … Continue reading

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High Holiday Discussions at CSUF & CSULB

  Rabbi Drew of SoCal Jewish Student Services led discussions at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) about the High Holidays in the week prior to Rosh HaShanah. Rabbi Drew led text-based discussions on … Continue reading

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CSULB Jewish Studies Program Awards Annual Scholarships at End of Year Meeting

Yesterday, the Jewish Studies Program at California State University, Long Beach held its end of year meeting and awarded its annual scholarships to CSULB students.  The awardee of the Toni and Alex Horowitz Scholarship was April Better, a junior at CSULB; the awardee … Continue reading

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Response to “Rabbi Speaks Out Against Israel”

Last week, Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss came to California State University, Long Beach and spoke his views on Judaism versus Zionism as being against each other.  I created signs and protested him along with some students. The article covering the event … Continue reading

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