We kicked off the semester by planning and hosting the Second Annual Big Ten Shabbaton. We enjoyed a wealth of other programs including Oscar Night, Diner and a Movie with JLIC, and the Hillel Scholarship 5k lead by our past president Robbie Schnitzer. We celebrated Passover and capped it off with Pizzapalooza, where I was happy to eat some pizza, after a long eight days, and chill with over 150 other students.
I'm thrilled to say that we are ending the semester with a bang! Earlier this week we hosted over 200 students and community members to celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel Independence Day, with a BBQ block party held in our parking lot. We kept up the energy to the next day when the Jewish organizations on campus came together on the quad to celebrate Israel's 66th birthday. It was truly awe-inspiring to see the entire Jewish student body come together to celebrate Israel.
The growth our organization has seen during this past school year is truly remarkable. The student body has shown incredible leadership and passion. I look forward to leading this organization into another landmark year.
Illini Hillel Student President
Mathematics, Class of 2015