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    Welcome Home: A Hillel Story

    “Welcome! Come on in, take a seat on a comfortable, chintzy couch under these weird ball-shaped lights, participate in the activity or don’t, whatever works, just come and chill.”            Welcome is right. Because, “welcome” is how every student at Queens College first feels when they walk into the Hillel space no matter their religious affiliation, race, denomination, etc.  What is Hillel? Like a typical college student, I turn to Wikipedia and search the word Hillel. “Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life (simply known as Hillel International or Hillel) is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world, working with thousands of college students globally. Hillel’s stated mission is “to…