Hille Olami is a new, innovative and unique project which highlights global Jewish Peoplehood among young adults on college campuses. Hillel Olami seeks to deepen and explore our intrinsic relationship within the complex and changing landscape of Jewish Peoplehood through an intensive internship-based network of clusters of Hillel students invested in strengthening their bond to the Jewish State, Jewish identity, renewal and continuity. This project is a partnership between five CUNY Hillel Centers and the eight Hillel Israel Centers and is supported by a grant from the UJA Federation of New York.
This year Hillel BGU intern Sahar Khobian is paired with Rachel Waldman from CSI Hillel. Together they intern in the Learning and Tradition Track.
Last January Rachel came to intern at Hillel BGU and shared, "Every day here we learned something different! We explored the past, the present, and the future of the Negev and the Jewish People. Everyone showed such amazing hospitality and love towards me and I am so thankful for this amazing experience! I have learned so much and I can't wait to bring home what I learned."
Sahar added, "It was really interesting to find out about Abraham's Well and the historical meaning of this place right in the center of the city I live in."