Hillel History Research

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The Hillel History project is focused on researching available archives to uncover new aspects of Hillel of Buffalo’s history in preparation for our 75th milestone anniversary.

Project description

The project responsibilities will include:

  • 8-10 hours a week of work, including 1 hours of weekly supervision
  • Researching archives to find relevant information about Hillel of Buffalo 
  • Connecting historical moments on campus, within Buffalo, and globally to Hillel’s timeline
  • Making a list of key events and individuals in Hillel’s story
  • Opportunities for you to create and own the project

Project outcome

A written and creative project designed to highlight important moments in Hillel of Buffalo history.

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment About a semester (3-5 months)
Start time Spring, Summer
Level of collaboration Individual student project
Benefits Volunteer
Who is eligible This project is open to students of all backgrounds who are detail-oriented and able to work independently. Having experience researching with archives is a plus, but not required.

Core partner

  • Logan Woodard, Director of Engagement, Hillel of Buffalo

Project mentor

Caitlin Hoekstra

Assistant Director of Experiential Learning

College of Arts and Sciences

Phone: (716) 645-6645

Email: cebarone@buffalo.edu

Start the project

  1. Email the project mentor using the contact information above to express your interest and get approval to work on the project. (Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.)
  2. After you receive approval from the mentor to start this project, click the button to start the digital badge. (Learn more about ELN's digital badge options.) 

Preparation activities

Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase. 

  • Review the Hillel of Buffalo website and take the virtual tour featured on the homepage.