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The Hillel program at Tel Aviv University was founded in 1998. Since then, the program has expanded to become a thriving, dynamic agent of change on campus.
Pnina Felago Gaday has been the director of Tel Aviv Hillel since August 2007. Previously Pnina was Hillel's program director at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with many years' experience initiating and implementing programs that answer the needs of university students. She brings a deep understanding of today's students to her position in Tel Aviv, and has been providing exciting and appealling activities to the Tel Aviv student scene.
For an article about Tel Aviv Hillel's Chanuka tour of candle-lighting in Jerusalem's Old City, click: ynet English news
Here are some examples of the exciting programs going on at Hillel in Tel Aviv:
| ||Guzo-Journey is an empowerment project for Ethiopian students. The program offers leadership training and enrichment sessions about Ethiopian culture, helping students explore their Jewish identity. Students also do volunteer work in local neighborhoods that have a large Ethiopian population.|
| ||Mercaz Rimonim at TAU Hillel offers Jewish learning in a variety of formats including panel discussions, textual learning (chavruta), Shabbatonim, etc.|
| ||Rock & Text is a program that lets students discuss what leading pop singers in Israel and the world have to say about G-d, man, society and the world. Students listen to music, study the texts and give their own theological readings.|
| ||In a program called CoolNoa: Lights, Camera, Judaism students study Jewish texts that are inspired by famous films. From Oscar winning films like "American Beauty" to cult films like "The Matrix", program participants examine various issues that arise from the film while using Jewish texts to add a deeper meaning. CoolNoa is run in partnership with Ta Shma, a division of Melitz Centers for Jewish Zionist Education.|
Tel Aviv Hillel students joined their counterparts in Silicon Valley for a videoconference discussion about the movie "Garden State." To read about it, click here.
| ||The Amit program trains Israeli students to for volunteer work abroad in Hillel centers in North America. The project is run in conjunction with the Diaspora Museum and the Jewish Agency.|
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| ||The Beit Midrash for Human Rights is a program whose goal is to develop awareness of human rights issues. The Beit Midrash introduces students to Jewish and universal texts on the subject of protecting human rights. The student participants also volunteer with human rights organizations.|