Tag: Mason Hillel

The Power of Love and Hate

Holocaust memorial event focuses on rising above hate BY SAMI GIBBS STAFF WRITER Mason Hillel hosted the annual memorial Expressions of the Holocaust Nov. 4. This year’s theme was “The Power of Hate and the Power of Love.” The room was…

Jewish Students Respond to Antisemitism

Swastikas in Fairfax, “Jew-jokes” and fear: Jewish students speak out BY TISHA HERRERA NEWS EDITOR Earlier this month, the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV or “the J”) found swastikas spray-painted on the building’s windows and walls. This vandalism happened…

Mason Hillel Sends Twenty Students To Israel And West Bank

Fact Finders trip lets students understand political situation BY KRISTEN TALMAN, STAFF WRITER Every year Mason Hillel, a Jewish community center at Mason, funds 20 to 25 students on a “Fact Finders” trip where students discover for themselves what Israel has…

Understanding Israel

Israel Student Association hosts first full Israel Week BY KELAYAH DICKERSON   Mason’s first ever week-long Israel Week was held to offer the community the chance to learn about the culture, religions, ethnicities and ideas of the people of Israel….