Hillel Global Giving Week
Read below about Gabby, Max, and Isabel,
who are each working to make the world a better place!
During this annual fundraising week,
all gifts made to Purdue Hillel between
Monday, May 9 - Friday, May 13
will be triple-matched, dollar-for-dollar,
up to $5,000 dollars, by generous matches
from individual donors and Hillel International.
1st: Gabrielle Nakayama with
Jewish Studies Director, Dr. Daniel Frank
2nd: Max Hess
3rd: Isabel Reynolds with
Critical Disability Studies Director, Dr. Maren Linett
Max Hess ‘25
Hillel Student Board
Vice President of Religious & Cultural Affairs
Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA
Major: Civil Engineering
Minor: Political Science
How Purdue Hillel inspires Gabrielle:
"Hillel inspires Jewish life on campus by providing an inclusive, warm, and welcoming environment for students to explore and practice Judaism. At Hillel, students have ample opportunities to learn and ask questions about Jewish practices and traditions. Hillel inspires me to continue to educate others about Jewish culture, while fostering an inclusive and inviting space."
How Purdue Hillel inspires Max:
"Hillel has inspired me to make Judaism a constant part of my life, a daily practice and lifelong journey as well as an identity. I’m very lucky to have such a loving community to support me in that journey."
How Purdue Hillel inspires Isabel:
"I’m inspired by Purdue Hillel because of the sense of community and belonging I feel every time I walk through the front door. It is so wonderful to have a place on campus where I am wanted and appreciated for my true, authentic self."