Spotlight: Elize – #40

Something about yourself?
I’m Elize, born in Amersfoort, living in Ede, and currently studying in Wageningen. Besides being a student, I’m also involved with the Jewish Youth Organization Tikwateenoe.

How would you describe Jewish identity?
Uh yeah, what does it mean? Being able to be yourself, family, friends, and especially traditions. Maintaining traditions.

Where do you see your future?
The Netherlands or Israel or America. Regarding children, if any, The Netherlands is the best. Being Jewish is easier in Israel, but I also have family in America.

What does Chabad on Campus mean to you?
It’s the place to meet Jewish students, especially if you don’t come from a city where there are many Jewish students. You can be yourself and eat the tastiest Challah. There’s coziness, a relaxed atmosphere, and it doesn’t matter if you’re orthodox or not, everyone is welcome.

“I especially enjoy meeting Jewish students from places other than my own hometown. Whether it’s The Netherlands, France, England, or America, I enjoy it all.”

Dutch or International students?
I like both, I especially enjoy meeting Jewish students from places other than my own hometown. Whether it’s The Netherlands, France, England, or America, I enjoy it all.

Are you involved in any other Jewish organizations?
Yes, at Tikwatenoe. It’s a Jewish youth organization that organizes activities and camps for Jewish children.

What do you wish for the Jewish student community in the Netherlands?
Strength, especially in these times now, keep being yourself! Am Yisrael chai.

Suzan

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