Hillel honors Holocaust
From Wednesday, March 25 at noon through Thursday, March 26 at noon, the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation sponsored its 24th annual Holocaust vigil. The 24-hour student-led program provides an opportunity to educate all students and community participants on the UA campus. One highlight of this year’s vigil was the Butterfly Project, Zikaron V’Tikvah — Remembrance and Hope, which seeks to commemorate the 1.5 million children who died in the Holocaust. Participants painted ceramic butterflies in memory of the children. The butterflies will be part of an installation on display at Hillel, which will be dedicated on Sunday, April 19 at 10 a.m. Pictured are Hillel Executive Director Michelle Blumenberg (center) with students (from left) Jodie Friedman, Hanna Port, Daniella Almeda and Jamie Nora Oko painting butterflies as part of the Butterfly Project.
Passover at Hillel
The University of Arizona Hillel Foundation held a seder led by students Alyssa Silva and Taylor Wachman on Friday, April 3 for over 100 students. Pictured (L-R) are Ethan Keyserling, Silva, Wachman, Marni Kulberg, Bridget Ott, Marisa Hoffman, Zevi Altus and Michael Kori.
Temple Emanu-El seders celebrate freedom
Some 135 people attended Temple Emanu-El’s second night seder at the synagogue on Saturday, April 4. On Wednesday, April 6, Temple Emanu-El held its second annual Freedom Seder in conjunction with Humane Borders. About 60 people attended, with many sharing personal stories and reflections.