Rob also spoke with students about his own experiences as a DJ and with music in Tel Aviv nightlife and how this relates to the diverse culture within Israel that sometimes isn’t as well known to Americans.
“I enjoyed Eyal’s visit because it was so interesting to see Israel through an Israeli’s eyes and to have him share what culture and music is like in Israel,” junior Abby Chargo said. “He tied so many relevant topics into his lecture, which made it relatable and enjoyable for everyone who attended.”
Rob also took time to talk with students about their own experiences in Israel and what living in Israel is like for him. Hillel freshman Jake Rosenfield, who gave a short speech to introduce Rob before his lecture, said he enjoyed meeting Rob because it gave him new perspective on what life in Tel Aviv is like.
The Yom Ha’aztmaut party was planned by senior, Samantha Agranoff, and junior, Abby Chargo. Agranoff and Chargo worked with all the Jewish organizations on campus in order to plan the event including: Alpha Epslion Pi and Zeta Beta Tau fraternities, Sigma Delta Tau sorority, Students Supporting Israel, the KU APAIC chapter, Jewish Studies at KU and KU Chabad.
The Israel Independence day party featured live music from DJ Josh Savitt, a KU Hillel alumni, and a full spread of delicious Israeli food like falafel, pita and pickled vegetables. Overall, Israel Week at KU was a huge success and an amazing way to wrap up the year. Students enjoyed learning more about Israeli culture and had a blast celebrating a country so many of them refer to as home.
The Yom Ha’atzmaut party truly enforced how strong our community is at KU and the pride our students have for their Jewish identities and for Israel.”