An enduring commitment to Hillel often goes hand-in-hand with professional and personal success.
Our many Hillel alumni have gone on to achieve great things, and we're thrilled to showcase their talents and accomplishments.
Joshua SkyI grew up on Maui Hawaii, and was pretty much the only Jew in my high school. After graduating at age 17, I hopped on a plane and moved into my uncle's attic in Brooklyn. Having no friends, and unsure where I could make any, my aunt suggested I check out the Brooklyn College Hillel.
Her suggestion changed my life. I met two of my closest friends whom I still keep in touch with and through continued involvement with the institute; I received opportunities I never would have dreamed of due to scholarships from Hillel's generous donors. I got to travel to different countries abroad, including Israel and Nicaragua. More importantly I cultivated a relationship with Torah study, Jewish culture and my love of stand up comedy in relation to Jewish outlook.
Today, I'm a college graduate, working for Marvel Entertainment, one of the world's foremost media companies as a writer and 9-5 employee. Thanks to the wonderful, thoughtful staff at the Brooklyn College Hillel, Iíve gained scores of skills and opportunities that helped me flourish during my college years and beyond.