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Tufts Hillel Hanukkah Party

This year Tufts Hillel celebrated Hanukkah in style – with a beach party! Complete with a Tiki Menorah and plenty of good food, the festivities even included performances by Shir Appeal, Tufts’ only co-ed, Jewish a cappella group.

Get in on the beach fun and check out these great videos:



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Shir Appeal Fall Show: Robot Love Machine

Shir Appeal, Tufts’ co-ed Jewish A Cappella Group, performed its fall show on November 17 to a large crowd at the Granoff Family Hillel Center. The performance, entitled “Robot Love Machine,” featured a diverse range of songs in both Hebrew and English, as well as some funny skits featuring different members of the group.

Shir Appeal performs several times throughout the year, both around Tufts and at off-campus venues. Check out some photos from the performance below, as well as a video of the group performing “Unity,” by Trevor Hall featuring Matisyahu.

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Birthright Trips to Israel

Two groups from Tufts Hillel traveled to Israel over winter break for Birthright trips. Check out the blogs from bus 392 and bus 153. Samantha Tye, A13, from bus 153, shared the following thoughts from her trip to Masada:

Spending the morning at the top of Masada is a perfect model of what this Birthright trip has been for me. Sure I was craving breakfast, and shivering inside my borrowed IDF jacket, but our trusty guides managed to provide an experience that was packed with fun, excitement, learning opportunities and a chance to consider our own beliefs.

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Tufts Hillel Repairs the World

Tufts Hillel has formed a new partnership with Repair the World, “an organization committed to inspiring American Jews and their communities to give their time and effort to serve those in need.” As part of the partnership, a new blog will feature “regular and guest contributors reflecting on issues of social justice, community service and engagement from a Jewish perspective.”

In a recent post, junior Daphne Amir reflected on her trip to the the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda this summer.

It was invaluable to learn about Rwanda’s dark history and then be able to meet the inspirational, young survivors who will carry their country forward. The trip has taught me many precious lessons, among which is my connection and compassion to people across borders.

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