The Boundaries of Inclusion

Having studied engineering in college, I often get asked if I felt it was a waste, if it has anything to do with my work now. And my answer is always that, in fact, my work has a lot to do with engineering – thinking about optimizing systems, about solving problems, and about building solutions […]

The Heart of Gathering

Hey all! It’s been a while – but I wanted to get back into the blogging. I’ve been reading a great book called “The Art of Gathering” by Priya Parker. It’s described as “A bold new approach to how we gather that will transform the ways we spend our time together–at work, at home, in […]

The most meaningful and important Jewish experience of my college career

Guest author: Aaron Wilson, UPenn ’15   Last year I had what was, without question, the most meaningful and important Jewish experience of my college career. At Penn there are literally thousands of Jews who identify as such and have some background but are not involved in the Jewish community. At the beginning of March […]

A Heart to Heart With One of the H2H Interns

A Heart to Heart With One of the H2H Interns by Dov Winston Atara Lakritz, puts the Heart in Heart to Heart. One of H2H’s inspiring interns this summer, Atara always walks around with a smile on her face and an apparent glow in her heart. Hailing from the great state of Michigan she is […]

H2H Welcomes New Hillel CEO Fingerhut

Heart to Heart Welcomes New Hillel CEO Fingerhut In true Heart to Heart-style, we welcome former U.S. congressman and state senator Eric Fingerhut on his appointment as president and CEO of Hillel International and extend best wishes to outgoing president Wayne Firestone. We enjoyed a positive working relationship with Wayne Firestone, who saw our work and vision […]

The Art of Inviting

A lot of people give me a hard time about doing Heart to Heart – “I don’t feel right forcing/tricking people to be Jewish”, “kiruv makes me really uncomfortable”, “I don’t like asking people to do things” “This is the rabbi’s job”, etc. I never really understood them, because I never felt that any of […]

The Sixth Day

When we recite Kiddush on Shabbat evening, we recall the story of the original Shabbat – how God rested on and blessed the seventh day to make it holy. But in a seemingly odd manner, we begin the story with two unconnected words “יום הששי” “the sixth day”. These words are in fact the final […]

Good news for the new year

Dear friends, fans, and followers, I have good news to share with you: 2 years ago, a survey of uninvolved Jewish college students on 10 campuses found that the #1 reason why they weren’t involved was because “the ‘very Jewish’ students on campus make [them] feel uncomfortable”. #2 was because they weren’t friends with students who were Jewishly […]