With Chapman, CSULB, and UCI students during Passover

Visiting Chapman, CSULB, & UCI Students During Passover

Last week during Passover, I visited a few different campuses to hang with students during lunchtime to enjoy some matzah with them.  On Monday, I went to California State University, Long Beach to join up with Beach Hillel for their matzah gathering; on Tuesday, I went to Chapman University to join up with their Hillel; and, READ MORE

Torah on Tap - March 2015

Torah on Tap Discussion on Kosher Food with Beach Hillel

By student request, I led a discussion on kosher food for Beach Hillel on Thursday. Taking place at The Nugget on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, I led a discussion on the fundamentals of kosher food as found in the Torah (a/k/a the Five Books of Moses), with a primary focus on READ MORE

Beach Hillel Torah on Tap - February 2015

Discussion for Beach Hillel on Sex in Judaism

Last week, I led a Torah on Tap discussion with California State University, Long Beach students for Beach Hillel.  As it was not only going to be Valentine’s Day, so a lot of people were hearing about relationships and sex, as well as the day before the theatrical release of Fifty Shades of Grey, so people READ MORE

Pizza in the Hut

Sukkot Activities with Beach Hillel

Last month, in addition to leading a discussion for young adults in Orange County, I was involved in several of Beach Hillel‘s activities for Sukkot. For starters, I worked with students and staff to put up the on-campus sukkah at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), as well as to take it down.  Although we READ MORE

Torah on Tap - 10 November 2014 - Copy

Discussion at CSULB Focussed on Conduct of War in the Torah

On Monday, I led a text-based conversation for Long Beach Hillel at California State University, Long Beach on what the Torah says about conducting war. We focussed on several passages from the book of Deuteronomy, in which we see the most about this topic. The topic was chosen for the monthly “Torah on Tap” since it READ MORE

Hillel Institute 2013 Logo

Hillel Institute 2013

For the fourth consecutive year, I attended the annual Hillel staff conference, Hillel Institute, in St. Louis. As with the previous two years, I was there due to the financial support of Long Beach Hillel (I had to raise money from private individuals to make it possible for me to attend in 2010), which makes READ MORE

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Beach Hillel Staff Learning Sessions: An Evolution

Two years ago at Hillel Institute, I came back with some ideas regarding Beach Hillel, one of which was to incorporate some Jewish content in each of our weekly Beach Hillel staff-and-interns meetings.  While I don’t remember from whom I heard the idea, I do remember coming back from that conference with the idea that READ MORE