Hillel Global Giving Week
Deep collaboration and partnership
are at the core of who we are.
Here are two examples of how repairing
the world aligns with our values at Purdue Hillel.
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.
Solidarity Shabbat & Donation Drive
March 21 to 25
Purdue Hillel and ZBT Fraternity give back to the community during this #TikkunOlamTuesday
Shortly after the invasion of Ukraine began, Liz Rosenzweig, Purdue Hillel’s Vice President of Programming (Civil Engineering, ‘22, Rhinebeck, NY), coordinated a donation drive and solidarity Shabbat with Purdue Ukrainian Student Association. In total, Purdue Hillel, Temple Israel of West Lafayette, and the Greater Lafayette Jewish community gathered over 1,000 pounds of much needed donations (non-perishable food, clothing, toiletries, baby needs, medical supplies, and more). These items, which were sorted and boxed by brothers of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, will stay local, and aid in the resettlement of 20 university professors and their families to Purdue and the Greater Lafayette community this summer. The massive wall of donation boxes created a tangible reminder of our commitment and contribution to making the world a better place.
We Walk To Remember
AEPi & We Walk to Remember to Honor Yom HaShoah
Brothers from Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity walked from their house at the top of David Ross Road, through campus, to Purdue Hillel to mark the observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Once they arrived at Hillel, the brothers and fellow supporters gathered inside of Hillel for a brief Service of Remembrance led by Remi Carella, chapter president, and Max Hess, Hillel’s Vice President of Religious and Cultural Affairs.
“With mutual assistance in areas as diverse as Holocaust remembrance to new member acquisition and retention, Hillel and AEPi have mutually supported the mission of providing a vibrant Jewish experience on Purdue’s campus for as long as both organizations have existed here.” - Remi Carella, AEPi President