Parshat Vayakhel

This week’s parsha post was written by Dori Robinson, Assistant Director for Programming at UMass Hillel. Yahel partnered with UMass this year to run a service-learning program with the Druze community in Maghar.  In this week’s parsha, Moses reiterates to the people the commandment of keeping Shabbat. Also, we continue to learn about the building … More Parshat Vayakhel

“You can’t dance at two weddings with one rear end.”

This blog post was written by Darya Watnick. Darya is a participant on the Yahel Social Change Program.  The past six weeks, at promptly 9:30 am on Thursday mornings we met with Rabbi Levi Lauer for an hour and a half class where we discussed everything from God, Judaism and evil in the world to … More “You can’t dance at two weddings with one rear end.”

Parsha Shemot

This week’s parsha post was written by Laurie Hunt, Yahel alumna and intern, and a student at the University of Maryland.   The Israelites endure major suffering in this week’s parsha, Shemot, as the Pharaoh of Egypt decreed that they must work as slaves and all of the newborn sons should be killed. Because the Israelites were … More Parsha Shemot

Parshat Vayeishev

This week’s parsha post was written by Yahel Intern, Laurie Hunt.  Laurie was a participant on Yahel’s University of Maryland Hillel Insight program last year. She spent 10 days volunteering with the Ethiopian-Israeli community in Rishon LeZion.  In this week’s parsha, Vayeishev, Jacob gives a lavish, technicolored coat to his son, Joseph, who is glorified by his father. … More Parshat Vayeishev