• This Week's Paper

    QC Jewish Population Demands Recognition

    Here at Queens College, there are a variety of eating options to choose from. The 16,000 students on campus get to choose from The Knight Diner, the Columbian restaurant, Au Bon Pain, various Shah Halal carts, and Starbucks cafes in a few buildings. It seems like Queens College has got it all figured out–except for kosher catering. Since January 2019, the kosher dining area on campus, The Dairy Stop, was forced to shut down due to the end of their lease. This has left nearly 4,000 Jewish students on campus without a viable food option, with at least 1,000 students who are exclusively kosher. This has made kosher students unable…

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    QC’s Mizrahi LEAD Amasses $2359 in Student Fundraising

    It is no secret that Queens College has an abundance of Jewish full-time students. Typically found in the Hillel Center, the Chabad house only two minutes away from campus or in the Small Dining Hall, there are countless organizations serving the Jewish community here on campus. Some of these Jewish students come together once a week as part of the Mizrahi LEAD program. Manashe Khaimov, the current “Director of Community Organizing and Development of Queens College Hillel” as well as the founder of at QC, explained, “Mizrahi LEAD’s (Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Development) goal is to cultivate and nurture Mizrahi Jewish students, who are committed to the Jewish community on the…

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    Hillel Club Spotlight

    The Hillel Club at Queens College is today regarded as one of the pillars of student life on campus. Founded at QC in 1947, Hillel has been a community center for Jewish and non-Jewish students alike to come and unwind with friends, engage in activities sponsored by the club and, more importantly, to engage in Jewish learning. Interim Executive Director Jenna Citron has been involved with Hillel since she was a student at Florida State University. Initially an intern and volunteer, Citron moved up the ladder to her first official position in Hillel, as a Jewish Student Life Coordinator at Florida State in 2010. Two short years later, she transferred…