Latino-Jewish Student Coalition named Most Culturally Engaged Student Organization

Fri, May 10, 2013

The Latino-Jewish Student Coalition was recognized as the University of Texas's Most Culturally Engaged Student Organization by the Latino Leadership Council this year.

The LLC, which serves as the bridge between all Latino student organizations, chose the LJSC for their diverse programming as well as their mission to education the Latino community about shared Latino-Jewish culture.

Junior Tracy Frydberg (Liberal Arts Honors/Middle Eastern studies) chaired the LJSC during the 2012–2013 academic year. The organization, which Frydberg launched in 2011, hosted a variety of events this year, including the Annual Latino-Jewish Seder and the Hebrew Mamita Shabbat, both of which were held at Texas Hillel and co-sponsored by the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies. In addition, SCJS Associate Director Naomi Lindstrom and Professor Amelia Rosenberg-Weinreb participated in the Latino-Jewish Panel, co-sponsored by the LJSC and the Multicultural Engagement Center.

Sophomore journalism major Evan Berkowitz and junior social work/anthropology major Maria Renteria will co-chair the organization next year.

Mazel tov, LJSC!

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