The Organizational and Personal Sides of H2H

Firstly I must apologize – a lot’s been going on and I’ve fallen behind on sharing it. I’ll try and commit to being better at it, it’s not that I don’t want to include you all in what’s happening, sometimes I just get overwhelmed by how much there is to do. One question that’s been […]

The Craziest Week Ever for H2H

I just want to quickly share what Heart to Heart is planning for this coming week: 40 H2H Shabbat dinners, across 10 different campuses and Chanukah candle-lighting stations in dorms and Chanukah caroling all across campus at: Penn, Maryland, NYU, Brandeis, and Columbia Yea, this is gonna be nuts. As in amazing. As in, over […]

The Power of “Shabbat Shalom”

Guest post! (written by an anonymous dear friend of mine) My invitations to Jewish functions are usually very direct.I’ll invite a friend to join me on Friday night for Shabbat dinner or come with me to hear a speaker.And sometimes, even when I can’t make it to something, I’ll send them an invite anyways and […]

Being a Part of the Performance

I’m currently in St. Louis, at a big Hillel conference, networking and making my pitch about Heart to Heart. Ton of fun. I recently recieved an email from a friend which I think has such an unbelievably powerful message. This friend is the member of a Jazz band and performs at some local bars from […]

Pesach@Penn 2010 – part 3, The Rest of the Chag

I ended up staying in school for the whole chag – I had seen my parents the week before, my siblings were coming to visit me for Shabbat, and it would my last chag at Penn as a student – how could I leave!! People asked me “Hart, are you really staying at Penn for […]

Pesach@Penn 2010 – Part 2

Besides for the Seders, one of the best aspects of Passover is the eating “kosher for Passover”. “What?!”, you’re probably asking me, “Isn’t that the most annoying part?” Well, what I love most is how everyone does it – Jews who don’t keep kosher or rarely identify as Jewish will be adamant about keeping “kosher […]

Heart to Heart in the Kiruv World

In the spirit of תשעה באב, here’s a video from Project Inspire which I think you might find interesting, and perhaps even inspiring… (full disclosure: I’m featured in it!) (full video here) For the record (and I should probably write a whole separate post about this), I don’t like to call it “kiruv”, but rather […]

DC meets Kentucky, part 5

Oh man. So I always tell people that there are pros and cons of the Shabbatons that we go on to other schools. The cons are that it’s harder to find people and harder to stay in touch and build relationships, which are some of the essential components of “Heart to Heart”. The pros are […]

Jewish Empowerment

Ahhh, so much to write about – speaking tour 2010… Israel in general… next year… DC… I’ll get to it all soon, I promise. For now, one quick story which happened yesterday, which I must share. To catch you all up briefly, I’m working this summer in Washington DC with/for Hillel International, as a summer […]