Category Archives: University

SoCal Hillel Leaders Gather

Hillel student leaders from eight different universities came together to meet each other, working to strengthen their Hillels and Jewish life on their Southern California university campuses. On February 12th, twenty-six students from UC-Irvine, UC-Riverside, Chapman University, University of Redlands, … Continue reading

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California State University system to resume study abroad in Israel beginning in the fall of 2012

According to a press release three weeks ago today, the California State University (CSU) system “plans to allow students at CSU system schools to travel to Israel for academic programs beginning in the fall of 2012. ”  Since 2001, due to … Continue reading

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Rabbi Drew Speaks on Spirituality as part of an Interfaith Panel at CSULB

Last Wednesday, Rabbi Drew spoke on Jewish views of spirituality as part of an interfaith panel discussion at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).  Part of the events of CSULB’s ASI’s Respect Week, the panel discussion on Spirituality in Daily … Continue reading

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Rabbi Drew Speaks to CSULB ZBT Chapter

Yesterday, Rabbi Drew spoke to the Zeta Beta Tau chapter at California State University, Long Beach on the historical conditions surrounding the founding of ZBT. Although most of the members of the chapter are not Jewish, ZBT is the oldest … Continue reading

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First Coexist Event at Chapman

Last night at Chapman University, the first ever “Coexist” event took place between the Hillel and the Muslim Student Association.  Promoted as “the first joint event between these two organizations in Orange County’s history,” Coexist featured a discussion between Rabbi … Continue reading

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Rabbi Drew Speaks on College Life at Local Confirmation Class

Yesterday, Rabbi Drew spoke with Temple Israel‘s confirmation class on life in college. Speaking on both college life in general as well as specifically the Jewish experience. This was his second visit, having spoken there the year before, as well.

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Are you a California State University student interested in studying abroad in Israel?

Are you a student at a California State University (CSU) campus and want to study in Israel? Although the CSU system has put out a nice brochure for study in Israel for the coming year, the program is nevertheless “currently … Continue reading

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Holocaust Survivor Luncheon in Long Beach

Three weeks ago today, on Friday 10 December, several Holocaust survivors addressed students and community members as part of a program organized by students in a California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) course.  Survivors Henry Meyer, Jenny Zavatsky, Yetta Kane, … Continue reading

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Hanukah Celebrations

Although many schools were already finished for the fall, Rabbi Drew attended and lit candles at three different campuses during the week of Hanukah. Starting with Beach Hillel‘s Hanukah party on Sunday 13 December 2009, Rabbi Drew also went out … Continue reading

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JSS Rabbi Leading Hero Contest

Hi. I don’t want to be a nudnik.Thanks to your support, our initial nominee, Rabbi Yonah, has been in the top 10 pretty much since he was nominated. Rabbi Yonah as you all know, writes for Jewlicious, is the Director … Continue reading

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