2001 University of Michigan Hillel
organizes a campus-wide vigil following the attacks of September 11, 2001. 2002
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.
2003 University of North Carolina Hillel
students protest social injustices in Darfur, Sudan. 2004
Since September 2004, Hillel drives
have added over 4,600 new donors to the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Registry. 2005
Hillel students at the Claremont Colleges
learn to make, braid, and bake challah bread, giving rise to the Challah for Hunger program. 2008
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.
2009 Gallaudet Hillel
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. 2010 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.” 2013
Former Congressman and Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents Eric D. Fingerhut named the new President and CEO of Hillel International. 2014
The Ezra Fellowship and Base Hillel programs are launched. Hillel Germany opens in Berlin. 2015
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. 2016
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. 2017
Hillel International merges with the David Project. The Global Leadership Society is launched to celebrate and connect supporters of the Hillel movement. 2018
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. 2019
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.