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Undergraduate Bruin to Curate Fine Art Show & Photo Contest

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"Second-year art and art history student Rachel Berkowitz will serve as the curator for the annual Fine Art Show on May 21 and the Student Photo Contest on Thursday. This year, Berkowitz opened submissions to all students, not just those studying art at UCLA."

Read more in today's Daily Bruin HERE!

Come visit Hillel to see the wonderful submissions - with the photo contest on view starting tomorrow night, and the fine art show on view late this month.

Heather Rosen Elected New UCLA Student Government President

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We're happy to share that three Jewish students, including new student president Heather Rosen, were elected to UCLA student government. Mazel Tov!


To read more about the election, visit the Daily Bruin HERE!

VIDEO: UCLA Students Experience Israel on a Fact-Finding Mission

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Take a glimpse at what UCLA students experienced on a recent fact finding mission to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, sponsored in part by Hillel at UCLA. This group of non-Jewish student leaders had first-hand opportunity to learn about Israel person to person. The video was created by student Lizzie Zweng.

https://youtu.be/Zzu5ZHIbjtg

Ha'Am: Why Jewish Life at UCLA is Extraordinary

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"Despite recent controversies, I like to argue that the Jewish community at UCLA has become even more united than it was before. Coming to UCLA, knowing only a minimal amount of people, the Jewish life at UCLA has exposed me to numerous programs and people that will forever have an impact on my life. "

--Student Rebecca Zaghi

Read more about Rebecca's perspective on Jewish life at UCLA in the latest issue of Ha'Am HERE.

Israel Independence Day Sparks Enthusiasm

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We had a great Yom Ha'Atzmaut celebration on campus yesterday!

Read more in today's Daily Bruin!

Bruins for Israel Launches "We, The Zionists"

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Bruins for Israel recently launched a campaign called “We, the Zionists” to combat negative connotations surrounding Zionism and to teach students about the origins of the movement.

The Daily Bruin features the campaign in today's issue. 

Visit https://www.facebook.com/bruinsforisrael to see more photos and read more personal stories!

Join Us for Our Annual Yom Ha'Atzmaut Celebration!

DSC_0007-SMALLER.jpgYom Ha'Atzmaut Celebration on Bruin Plaza - Thursday, April 23rd!


Join our students tomorrow at 11am on campus for our annual I-Fest Celebration during our Israel Independence Week. The celebration is open to students, faculty and the general community. Come by for music and speakers and more!  


UCLA Bruin Plaza - Thursday, April 23rd at 11am-2pm!

Our New Exhibition Featured in the Daily Bruin

web.ae_.4.14.onelife.MH_-640x426.jpgJoin us tonight for the opening of our new exhibit:

Jewish World Watch: One Life at a Time

TONIGHT!

Wednesday, April 15th - 7:00-9:00pm
Hillel at UCLA
Free and Open to the Public

One Life at a Time is a photographic journey into the individual lives that reflect the mission of Jewish World Watch.

RSVP and INFORMATION:
http://www.uclahillel.org/jewishworldwatch2015

And here's a new article in the Daily Bruin about the exhibit:

Daily Bruin: Alum captures stories of genocide survivors for ‘One Life at a Time’

Israel Trip Aims to Broaden Minds

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Two weeks ago, we sent a delegation of student leaders from a range of campus ethnic groups, political associations, sororities and fraternities that are not associated with the Jewish community and who were recruited by their Jewish friends on a fact-finding mission to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. One student called it "life-changing."

Read more about it in the recent Jewish Journal report HERE.

Our Friend Mayim Bialik Speaks About UCLA

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Hillel and UCLA alum, Mayim Bialik, assures everyone that UCLA is a great place for Jewish students in her recent blog post on Kveller.

"I would still choose UCLA again and again as any kind of Jewish student: liberal, conservative, Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, kippah-wearing dude or tichel-sporting dudette."

You can read the entire article HERE.

We love you, Mayim!