Campus Activism


Balancing Judaism & Studies in a Public College

 

Judaism is an age-old religion that has many different sects, each with similar, yet different interpretations of laws, customs, and traditions. Sometimes, individuals like myself, struggle to connect with different denominations and end up connecting to Judaism in other ways. For example, one of the most important tenets to me is to be More »

We Will Defeat Anti-Zionism

Summer break is nearing its end and the academic year is about to begin. The previous academic year has been a tough one for Zionists as well as conservatives at UC Irvine between being harassed, banned, and censured by administration and other students. Throughout the year, I’ve focused mainly on the negative aspects of our More »

Home

I was born in Haifa, Israel. Israel became the country I called home first, the country that saw me take my first steps as well as where I made my first friends. Israel, though not currently my home, will always be home to me. Living in America, away from my family that has stayed in More »

I Found My Zionism in My Soviet Roots

I never had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony. Literally every single one of my family members is Jewish, I went to Jewish day school, I fast on Yom Kippur and yet… no Bat Mitzvah. The one I had on Birthright at the Western Wall, while incredibly meaningful, doesn’t count. When people ask me why I never More »