Lots of great activities to introduce students to Jewish life on campus!
The College Scoops Podcast
Exploring Colleges through a Jewish Lens with Guest Laura Hosid - Episode 120
How can high school students get to know a college through the lens of a religious perspective when creating their college list? Laura Hosid shares her insights and advice for students who want to explore a college campus through a Jewish lens. Whether it is getting involved in Hillel or a Chabad on campus, studying Judaism, or savoring a kosher meal with friends, there are many ways students can continue to practice their faith on a college campus.
National Bagel and Lox day
In honor of National Bagel & Lox Day, here are some great places to get your fix when visiting colleges!
Who has other favorites??
Visit College Scoops for more tips on local food options on campuses across the country!
New Interview - Denison University
Hear from Jacob, Class of '21 at Denison University.
Upcoming Event - December 12th
Join TribeTalk on Sunday, December 12th at 7:30pm on Zoom as they speak with three expert college counselors about searching for college as a Jewish student. Whether you are a junior high school student (or parent of one) just starting to develop a college list or a senior who is contemplating which college is the best fit, this zoom meeting will help you with those decisions. This program is free but registration is required. Come meet the experts Eydie Balsam, based in Boston, MA, Laura Hosid, based in Bethesda, MD and Dana Ponsky based in Brooklyn, NY. Register here.
Instagram is one of the best ways to keep an eye on campus events for Jewish students! Here are a few recent highlights from colleges across the country.
Hillel College Fair October 17-19
Explore Jewish life on over 130 campuses at the fall Hillel College Fair on Oct. 17-19! Register at https://welcome.hillel.org/virtual-college-fair/
July News Articles
Not just neo-Nazis with tiki torches: Why Jewish students say they also fear cloaked anti-Semitism (CNN)
UW-Madison 'deeply sorry' for scheduling first day of class on Rosh Hashanah (Wisconsin State Journal)
Birthright: A breath of fresh Zionist air - opinion (Jerusalem Post)
Hillel JUC continued to build community one relationship at a time: Campus organization pivoted during pandemic year to support Jewish students (Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle)
Fighting Campus Anti-Semitism Before It Explodes: Colleges aren’t prepared to deal with anti-Semitism when students return to campuses - opinion (Inside HigherEd)
As universities reopen, Hillels navigate the transition (Baltimore Jewish Times)
Antisemitism Masquerading as Activism: Reflections from Jewish Student Leaders at Franklin & Marshall College (The College Reporter)
GW Hillel opens new building after years of construction (The GW Hatchet)
For Jewish 20-somethings, the new Moishe Pod is an antidote to loss of college Judaism (Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle)
See below for recent interviews with Rachel, GWU '21, and Pauline, Emory '17.
After a brief career as a lawyer and a few years in higher education administration, I have been working as an independent college counselor at Vinik EPS since 2012. Originally from Baltimore, I now live in Rockville, MD with my husband, our three daughters, and our King Charles Cavalier Spaniel.