Officially launched in April 2011, the uGeW Initiative was created in recognizing that the huge Jewish community on GW’s campus had communal, intellectual, and spiritual needs that were not being met. Many Jewish students seek moments of meaning – but don’t always find this meaning through traditional models of Jewish practice.
uGeW provides the tools to GW students who seek to cultivate their own sense of Jewish identity – on their own terms and in a way that will reverberate for many years to come. At the heart of this approach is 1:1 relationship building, cultivated by our fabulous class of uGeW interns. They are ready, willing, and able to take you out for coffee, hear your story, and create the right Jewish community building opportunity for you.
Miriam Young is a sophomore in the Elliott School of International Affairs from West Hartford, CT. She currently studies security and public policy and spent last spring semester interning at the White House. Miriam loves spending her time exploring good food, reading good books, and searching for her newest TV show addiction.
Hillel is a sophomore double majoring in International Affairs and Economics. Born in New York City and raised in Palo Alto, CA, his family currently lives in Jerusalem. After taking a gap year before coming to GW, his passion for travel and culture has broadened immensely. In his free time, Hillel enjoys playing guitar, singing in the shower, watching documentaries and playing with dogs. He’s always up for a good coffee date and can never say no to hearing someone else’s life story!