Taste of Hillel to Provide a Look Inside the Life of VandyJewish Students


Vanderbilt Hillel will share their experiences with the community at an interactive event. 




This year, Vanderbilt Hillel is inviting the community to get a glimpse into how first year students transition from new arrivals to considering Vanderbilt Hillel a home away from home. The event, Kehilla Kedosha “Creating a Holy Community,” will offer an inside look at Vanderbilt student life. “This program was designed to replicate the students experience, and hope community members connect through the various activities we are offering,” says Shannon Small, Development Director at Vanderbilt Hillel, “That’s what we do at Hillel. We connect Jewish students with shared common experiences.” Last year’s Taste of Hillel was virtual due to the Covid19 pandemic, and this year represents a return, not only to in person events, but to a deeper connection. “We think people are ready to come back in person and that those who attend the event will have an engagement that reflects the type of connection our students feel at Hillel,” says Small.  

Student involvement in Hillel is a key factor in determining future Jewish community engagement. Through participation in Hillel’s Tikkun Olam programs, blood donations through the Red Cross Blood Drive, and registering with the bone marrow and stem cell Gift of Life programs, students learn ways to impact the lives of others. This year’s Taste of Hillel will provide an opportunity for people to engage in interactive stations that showcase what Vanderbilt Hillel does for students and the Jewish community. The stations include Israel, Tikkun Olam, Jewish Education, and Social/Cultural Engagement. There will also be stations pairing Goldie’s food with craft beers and cider.  

The program is Sunday, May 15th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Hillel building. For more information, please contact Shannon Small, Development Director, at shannon.small@vanderbilt.edu 



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