Many Jewish students are stopping by KU Hillel’s table, as it is a great opportunity for them to meet students already involved in the Jewish community and ask them any questions they may have before moving in this fall.
The information fair informs incoming students and their parents about all the events KU Hillel has to offer them while they are attending the University. Many of the questions surround traveling to Israel with KU Hillel through Taglit-Birthright Israel, Shabbat Dinners and how to become a leader in the Jewish community while at KU.
“Staffing the table at new student orientation for KU Hillel has allowed me a unique chance to get to meet some of the incoming freshmen on a personal level,” said KU Junior, Sam Benson. “I remember how overwhelming it is at the beginning of college and I want to help them find a place they fit in.”
Towards the end of the summer, KU Hillel’s freshman engagement interns will be reaching out to incoming freshmen and inviting them to KU Hillel’s kickoff event, Hawk Week Shabbat Brunch, on Saturday, August 23. Hawk Week Shabbat Brunch will be held on the Kansas Union plaza, directly in front of the Kansas Union from 11:30-1:30pm.
If you know of any Jewish freshmen coming to KU in the fall, please fill out this form or contactMelissa Kingston.