How CSU Hillel Became More Sustainable

In the last couple years, Hillel has taken great strides to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly. It all started when Addie Cutler, a former leadership team member, contacted Hazon, a Jewish sustainability organization. This was Hillel’s first contact with Hazon. At this point, Hazon wasn’t doing much with other organizations except their Adamah fellowship […]

DIY Purim Costumes

Purim is only a couple days (Saturday, March 11th at sundown!!) away and if you haven’t already, it’s time to start thinking of what costumes you plan on wearing.  You know DIY costumes are better than store bought costumes and you want to make sure you have an awesome costume to wear to your Purim […]

Hillel Gets Into A Pickle- Or Makes One For That Matter

Hillel doesn’t get into pickles–we make them! Last week, CSU Hillel hosted a pickling workshop, led by Rebecca Bloomfield, the Associate Director of Adamah. Adamah is a three month fellowship for people in their 20s and early 30s who are interested in organic farming, Jewish learning, sustainable living, leadership training, and spiritual practice.  Adamah is located […]

A Recap of Holocaust Awareness Week at CSU

Last week, from Monday, February 20th to Friday, February 24th, we remembered those who survived and perished during the Holocaust throughout CSU’s 20th Annual Holocaust Awareness Week.  Events included a guest speaker, a movie, and the amazing story of Mrs. Fanny Starr, a 95-year-old Holocaust Survivor.  On Monday, February 20th, Bruce Wasserman, a local Jewish […]

Jewish Soul Food Shabbat

This past week was Holocaust Awareness week at CSU.  We had a week filled with learning about the past through literature, film and hearing a survivor speak first hand, and we remembered those who perished. For Shabbat this week, we will be ending with Jewish Soul Food. We don’t mourn on Shabbat, so we will […]

CSU Holocaust Awareness Week: Movies

On Tuesday, February 21st, CSU had their second Holocaust Awareness event.  Students screened, The Pianist, a movie about a pianist and his fight for survival during the Holocaust.  In a previous post, it was explained that post-Holocaust literature plays an important part in documenting what many people went through. Storytelling was their way of being able […]

A Successful Avi Schaefer Shabbat

Last Friday, we celebrated Avi Schaefer’s life at our Interfaith Shabbat. We welcomed our co-hosts, the Muslim Student Association (MSA), into our home at Hillel.  Throughout the night, we hosted about 53 people. We all enjoyed chicken and tofu stir fry with rice and vegetables on the side, cooked by members of both Hillel and MSA. […]