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Hillel Overview[edit]

Knox's Hillel Club is an organization devoted to an understanding of Judaism and Jewish culture. It's a place for Jewish students to meet each other, and for non-Jewish students to learn about Judaism in a non-classroom setting. Acknowledging the diversity of religious and cultural traditions represented at Knox, the Hillel Club encourages open discussion and promotes mutual understanding and respect within the Knox Community. In past years, the Hillel Club has sponsored or participated in a variety of activities, including: Shabbat dinners; discussion groups; speakers and films on such subjects as the Holocaust, religious observance, Soviet Jewry, Israel, Arab-Israeli relations, intermarriage; Knox's International Fair; leading Friday evening services at Galesburg's synagogue, Temple Sholom; a trip to Chicago and its Jewish neighborhoods; Passover Seders.

On the name "Hillel"[edit]

On the name of the club: HILLEL was a scholar and teacher of the first century. He is famous for sayings like these: "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I care only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?" and "What is hateful to yourself do not do unto others. This is the entire Torah; the rest is commentary."

Current Leadership[edit]

  • President: Chava Solberg and Jeri Rossenbloom

Public Relations: Bailey Morse

Treasurer: Deborah Ortiz

Advisor: Penny Gold

External Links[edit]

FAQs on Being Jewish at Knox: [1]

Temple Sholom Synagogue, Galesburg, IL: [2]