My first time at Hillel was the welcome brunch my first year. I felt so welcomed, everyone was so kind, and I knew it was a place I would return to. Hillel has become my home away from home in Tempe, which especially as an out-of-state student is so important to have.
I’m grateful for the many experiences and memories Hillel has given me so far, but especially for the opportunity to be a signature social chair and help plan large-scale social events. Hillel gives students a space to go to have fun and feel connected to friends, whether that be at Shabbat or a signature social event, like Casino Night and HillelChella!
My favorite Hillel memory is from this past fall during HillelChella. The environment was fun and upbeat, encouraging us all to break out dancing! We started dancing the Horah and lifting each other up in chairs and it was a joy-filled, fun-filled, night for all!
My college experience would not be the same without Hillel, and the experiences I get connecting with other Jewish students and students from all across campus, thanks to the signature social events.