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Mussar Jewish Learning Series Kicks Off

Triton Jewish Leader and UC San Diego sophomore Tal Shemen kicked off his recurring Mussar: Jewish Learning Series this week on campus, offering a space for students interested in Jewish text study and philosophical topics to explore their questions and share in rich spiritual thought. Students gathered on campus over snacks to introduce themselves to [...]

2016-12-02T23:40:16+00:00December 2nd, 2016|

UC San Diego gets JScreened

Last month, Triton Jewish Leader Ilana Osoweicki partnered with JScreen to bring a massive, free genetic screening drive to campus.  JScreen is a non-proft community-based public health initiative dedicated to preventing Jewish genetic diseases. Headquartered in Atlanta at Emory University School of Medicine, the JScreen initiative is a collaboration among clinical geneticists, socially minded businesses [...]

2016-11-23T21:21:06+00:00November 23rd, 2016|

“I Found My Zionism in My Soviet Roots”

By Esther Kozakevich, UC San Diego Hillel Birthright 2016 Participant  I never had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony. Literally every single one of my family members is Jewish, I went to Jewish day school, I fast on Yom Kippur and yet… no Bat Mitzvah. The one I had on Birthright at the Western Wall, while incredibly [...]

2016-08-30T18:21:30+00:00August 30th, 2016|

UC San Diego Birthright takes Israel by Storm

The only thing better than Birthright is Birthright with UC San Diego Hillel. This June, Hillel sent an entire bus of students on the trip of a lifetime, immersing them in Israeli culture and allowing them to build a direct, in-person connection with Israel for the very first time. The trip was staffed by Hillel's [...]

2017-03-11T15:48:21+00:00August 26th, 2016|