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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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    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…

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    Queens College Jewish Organization Hillel

    Hillel, an organization on campus that provides services for the Jewish community at QC, received the outstanding campus award in December. Located in room 206 of the Student Union, Hillel offers prayer service, computer access, lectures, bible readings and even video games for students to enjoy. Access to internships, scholarships and jobs are also available through the Queens College Career Services department. The executive director at Hillel is Uri Cohen. Cohen has been a part of Hillel for over four years. The previous director was Rabbi Moshe Shur, who served as director for 32 years. “I feel so fortunate to be director at Hillel,” Cohen said. “Receiving the Hillel Outstanding…

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    QC’s Hillel given top campus award

    The Philip H. and Susan Rudd Outstanding Campus Award is given out each year at the Hillel International Global Assembly for a chapter that engages students. Hillel International, the largest Jewish organization connecting Jewish students, gives just one of over 500 worldwide chapters the award. This makes competition stiff. On Dec. 16, the recipient of the award was the Queens College chapter of Hillel. QC Hillel’s accomplishments included increased involvement from students and community members. The student-run organization worked with more than one in four, or 1,271 out of over 4,000, Jewish students on campus from 2014 to 2015. Uri Cohen, executive director of QC Hillel, said the award recognized…