By Ezra Rich
With a documented history spanning three centuries, Jewish Buffalo has a rich past and a dynamic future. On a recent Friday, Hillel of Buffalo’s Summer Interns experienced a taste of Buffalo’s Jewish history with a walking tour of North Buffalo with Explore Buffalo as well as a special meeting with The Bloom & Rose, a business bringing an era of new Jewish comfort food.
The following Friday, the interns spent a day focused on the Jewish values of inclusion and belonging thru the lens of Universal Design, an emerging standard of inclusive design of public spaces led by the University at Buffalo’s IDEA Center, chaired by Prof. Edward Steinfeld. Based on UB’s South Campus, the IDEA Center has certified a number of local facilities for Universal Design, including Temple Beth Tzedek, as well as Uniland’s HANSA workspace and Hampton Inn Buffalo-Amherst.
Last week, we introduced you to three of the 2022 Hillel of Buffalo Summer Interns and today we are delighted to introduce you to three more participants.
JCC of Greater Buffalo
I’m from Fairport, NY and am a rising senior at the University at Buffalo studying communication. Outside of school, I enjoy skateboarding and playing guitar.
Venture Steel Inc.
I’m from Williamsville, NY and graduated from Williamsville South in 2018. At UB, my major is Business Administration and I have a concentration in Marketing. I am a very creative person and love innovation and social environments. I am also a dancer and was in choir in high school. Additionally, I belong to the Women’s Empowerment and Leadership club within the School of Management at UB.
Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies
I’m from Glen Rock, NJ and will be entering my senior year at the University at Buffalo. I’m a Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Jewish Studies. I am the treasurer of the Jewish Student Union on campus and a member of the UB Marketing Association.