Students bond, build pride at ‘Jewish Olympics’

Northeastern student Hilary Smith won a bronze medal for the U.S. field hockey team in July at the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel, the third largest sporting event in the world. But her most memorable experience did not take place on the playing field. Instead, it occurred when she visited Yad Vadshem, Israel’s official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

“It was an extremely emotional experience I wouldn’t have wanted to share with anyone other than my teammates,” said Smith, a third-year psychology major and former midfielder on Northeastern’s field hockey team. “As sad as it was, it …read more