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Rabbi Joseph Topek is the Director of the Stony Brook Hillel Foundation. He will be retiring this year after working for the Hillel Foundation for 37 years. ANNA COREA/THE STATESMAN

Hillel Foundation Director is retiring after 37 years at the university

Anna Correa May 5, 2019
At the end of a long work day running the Jewish campus organization Hillel, fundraising, supervising faculty, working with a Board of Directors and interacting with alumni, Rabbi Joseph Topek walks out of his office and goes straight to the coat hanger to put on his Texas Longhorn cap on top of his bright red Stony Brook yarmulke.
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A flyer for the vigil at Stony Brook for the Christchurch, New Zealand shooting victims. About 100 people attended the event to hear the stories of two of the victims. PHOTO CREDIT: USG

Campus community unites to honor Christchurch shooting victims

Mike Adams March 28, 2019
The crowd held candles as they listened to Hamza’s story in a silence punctuated by sobs, while a cold wind blew in from the direction of the setting sun.
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The vigil on the Stony Brook University Academic Mall for the lives lost at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. SUZANNE BARRY/THE STATESMAN

Hillel holds candlelight vigil for Pittsburgh synagogue victims

Alexander Bakirdan October 30, 2018
Stony Brook University’s Hillel organization held a candlelight vigil on Monday, Oct. 29, in remembrance of the 11 people who lost their lives to an anti-Semitic attack in Pittsburgh.
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Members of Student for Justice for Palestine (left) protest the 70th anniversary of Israel in 2018. GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

Anti-Zionist activists protest Israeli Independence Day celebration

Gary Ghayrat and Mike Adams April 22, 2018
The Seawolves for Israel’s celebration of Israel’s 70th anniversary was met with protests from members of Students for Justice in Palestine.
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A woman holding a candle at a vigil for the Chapel Hill shooting victims in 2015. On March 26, 2019, Stony Brook students gathered for another vigil for the Christchurch, New Zealand shooting victims. HEATHER KHALIFA/ STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook community comes together for Chapel Hill shooting vigil

The Statesman February 18, 2015
The three smiling faces projected on a screen during the vigil on Tuesday for the UNC at Chapel Hill shooting did not belong to just the victims of a heinous crime.
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Sister Sanaa Nadim, MSA chaplain, works to dispel misconceptions about Islam

Sister Sanaa Nadim, MSA chaplain, works to dispel misconceptions about Islam

Kelly Zegers November 11, 2014
Destiny put Sister Sanaa Nadim on the second floor of Stony Brook’s Student Union, among the offices of the Interfaith Center.
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