From August 27 to September 1, Odessa hosted the summer Hillel Fresh Forum, one of the largest events of the Hillel CASE season.
130 young participants from five countries and ten cities gathered for five dynamic days, full of fascinating lectures, master classes, quests, flash mobs, games, and new acquaintances.
Themed as “Jewish Intellectual Heritage”, this year’s Hillel Fresh Forum is dedicated to the unique values, knowledge, and traditions accumulated by the Jewish people over 5779 years.
Twenty Hillel CASE professionals, as well as guest lecturers and experts, helped turn the Forum into a true Jewish holiday.
The Hillel Fresh seeks to attract Jewish youth to the life and activities of the Hillel and local Jewish communities. Therefore, it is especially important that about 80% of the summer Forum participants joined us this year for the first time.
The Hillel Fresh Forum is a great fresh start to both the school year and the Jewish year.