University of Michigan Hillel
organizes a campus-wide vigil following the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Thousands of Hillel students pledge their solidarity with Israel
on April 15, 2002 in Washington D.C., at the largest rally of its kind in the Capital’s history.
University of North Carolina Hillel
students protest social injustices in Darfur, Sudan.
Since September 2004, Hillel drives
have added over 4,600 new donors to the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Registry.
Hillel students at the Claremont Colleges
learn to make, braid, and bake challah bread, giving rise to the Challah for Hunger program.
Participating in Hillel’s Alternative Spring Break
, students help rebuild in neighborhoods devastated by 2005’s Hurricane Katrina and further damaged by the 2008 hurricane season.
Director Paula Tucker (left) and student Carrie St. Cyr present Vice President Joe Biden with a Hillel t-shirt at a Rosh Hashanah reception hosted at his residence in Washington, D.C.
University of Maryland Hillel’
s acappella group, Kol Sasson, performs at the annual White House Chanukah party.
Nearly 200 students from eight Hillel Centers across Israel
assist the Carmel region in its recovery from the summer’s devastating wildfires.
Craigslist founder and philanthropist Craig Newmark includes Hillel’s Ask Big Questions
initiative on his list of “16 People and Organizations Changing the World in 2012.”
Former Congressman and Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents Eric D. Fingerhut named the new President and CEO of Hillel International.
The Ezra Fellowship and Base Hillel programs are launched. Hillel Germany opens in Berlin.
Mimi Kravetz, a top HR executive from Google, is named the first ever Chief Talent Officer. Hillel launches a partnership with the Ruderman Family Foundation to promoted disability inclusion on campuses.
Actor and 2015 Genesis Prize winner Michael Douglas and head of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Nathan Sharanksy, visit three college campuses on a Hillel-sponsored speaking tour to talk about Judaism, Israel and modern anti-Semitism. The Hillel Talent Grants and Springboard Fellowship are established, and HillelU is launched. Hillel Warsaw, the first-ever Hillel in Poland, opens on the 73rd anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Hillel International merges with the David Project. The Global Leadership Society is launched to celebrate and connect supporters of the Hillel movement.
With input from the Hillel International Student Cabinet, Hillel launches MitzVote, a new initiative to inspire 100,000 students to vote in the 2018 midterm elections. The first cohort of Springboard Fellows is graduated.
Hillel International commences a nationwide search for a new CEO and president, after former President and CEO Eric D. Fingerhut announced that he would become president and CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America.
Andrea and Glenn Sonnenberg, with assistance from the Jewish Community Foundation, launches the Bradley Sonnenberg Well Initiative at the University of Southern California Hillel in August, with the goal of helping students manage mental health issues and stress.
Hillel International names Adam Lehman as its president and CEO. Lehman, a successful executive and entrepreneur, previously served as chief operating officer and interim president and CEO of Hillel International.
Hillel International launches Hillel@Home to provide high-quality virtual learning and community experiences to Jewish students amid the coronavirus. Hillels around the world also begin adapting their offerings for students in isolation, using online platforms to organize Jewish programs and providing to-go meals for students.