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Hillel celebrates 75 years of shaping Jewish student life
Campus Life, News, Religious Life

Hillel celebrates 75 years of shaping Jewish student life

Jeremy Penn remembers spending his freshman year High Holy Days, a three-day celebration for the Jewish community, in the still unrenovated Hillel building. He remembers being skeptical about joining the organization as he traversed the old-fashioned, checkered floorboards and awkward layout. Four years later, dressed up for his senior photos, Penn can recount all the…

‘Peace in the Middle East’ event unites organizations, promotes diversity
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‘Peace in the Middle East’ event unites organizations, promotes diversity

Middle Eastern cultures coalesced in a celebration of diversity and peace Thursday on the Foote Green as students celebrated the event called Peace in the Middle East. Hillel, Emet Israel, Muslim Students at the University of Miami, the Saudi Students Association and the Armenian Students Association presented Middle Eastern music and dancing, sports competitions, an inflatable castle…

Harvard law school professor Alan Dershowitz discusses Israel affairs at Hillel
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Harvard law school professor Alan Dershowitz discusses Israel affairs at Hillel

Famed lawyer and political commentator Alan Dershowitz lectured about the broad range of issues surrounding Israel at the University of Miami Hillel on Wednesday night. Dershowitz, who famously served as appellate advisor for the successful defense of O.J. Simpson in his murder trial and also previously defended Mike Tyson, spoke as a self-proclaimed voice of…

‘American Idol’ finalist Bret Loewenstern takes stage at Hillel’s Open-Mic Night
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‘American Idol’ finalist Bret Loewenstern takes stage at Hillel’s Open-Mic Night

Singers, songwriters and comedians stepped up to the mic at the Braman Miller Center for Jewish Life on Wednesday for Open-Mic Night on the rooftop patio. Strewn about the illuminated open balcony were pianos, guitars and microphones that any eager attendee could grab to perform, as well as countless snacks and beverages. Brett Loewenstern, a…

Sukkah Design Build fuses Jewish holiday Sukkot with engineering, architecture
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Sukkah Design Build fuses Jewish holiday Sukkot with engineering, architecture

The start of the Jewish holiday Sukkot on Sunday marked the fifth annual Sukkah Design Build Competition on the Foote Green. Six teams of architecture and engineering students spent weeks designing and building their Sukkah: small, temporary structures to celebrate the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot. The teams followed the biblical specifications for the building…

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