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  • Hidden strength

    How being an introvert helped me build Jewish community at Hillel
    Jan 6, 2020, 11:52 AM by Becca Sturm
    Forget youth group retreats, summer camps and barbeques. There was something about walking into a large ballroom or social hall of a congregation I had no affiliation with surrounded by thousands of other Jews that terrified me.
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  • The secret Jewish history of The Matrix

    Queens College Hillel’s night at the movies
    Dec 19, 2019, 13:43 PM by Hillel News
    Queens College Hillel presented its very first Movie Night on Nov. 7. at the Hillel Ellen Koppelman Lounge, where participants discussed the Jewish interpretation of 1999 film The Matrix.
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  • More than 1,100 Hillel professionals, stakeholders and partners gather for Hillel International Global Assembly

    Dec 12, 2019, 09:14 AM by Shana Medel
    “We embrace our challenges with tenacity, and we emerge even stronger.”
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  • Hillel professionals, campuses recognized at Hillel International Global Assembly

    Dec 11, 2019, 22:22 PM by Shana Medel
    Hillel International presented more than 20 awards to its talented professionals and campuses at its sixth-annual Global Assembly, held at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center.
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  • Hillel International Global Assembly Brings 1,100 Campus Professionals, Partners and Stakeholders to Atlanta

    Dec 5, 2019, 09:32 AM by Hillel News
    Hillel International, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world, will bring more than 1,100 Hillel professionals, partners and stakeholders from 13 countries together next week in Atlanta for the sixth annual Hillel International Global Assembly and third annual Hillel International Global Leadership Conference for volunteer leaders.
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  • 2018 Top 60 Jewish Schools

    Nov 22, 2019, 15:34 PM by Hillel News
    Below are the lists of the 2018 Top 60 Schools by Jewish Student Population, as published in the Hillel College Guide Magazine and on Hillel's College Guide web page. See all of our Top 60 Lists from prior years.
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  • Matthew Bronfman, Yonah Schiller to Be Honored by Hillel International in May

    The largest Jewish campus organization will also recognize Cornell University President Martha Pollack
    Nov 22, 2019, 15:11 PM by Hillel News
    In recognition of their years of service and leadership to the Hillel movement and broader Jewish community, Hillel International will honor philanthropist Matthew Bronfman, Chairman and CEO of BHB Holdings, and Yonah Schiller, Executive Director of Tulane Hillel, at its annual Spring Celebration, recognizing outstanding Jewish life on campus, on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in New York City.
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  • Duly noted

    Fostering creativity and connection through music
    Nov 22, 2019, 12:15 PM by Hillel News
    For Noah Shufutinsky, Hillel isn’t just the center of Jewish life on campus, it’s his home away from home. So it’s not surprising that’s where the incoming junior first turned when he wanted feedback about his musical alter ego.
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  • Q&A with Jordan Mann: Chasing a more inclusive Hillel

    Nov 22, 2019, 11:10 AM by Hillel News
    When Brown RISD Hillel program associate Jordan Mann isn't training for the Olympic Track and Field Trials, you can find him leading initiatives that seek to support, explore and celebrate Jewish students of color.
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  • Seeds of Recovery

    Hillel JUC students commemorate the Tree of Life shooting with 11 days of good deeds
    Nov 19, 2019, 11:40 AM by Hillel News
    One year after a gunman opened fire at Tree of Life Synagogue, the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history, Pittsburgh-area students are still looking for meaningful ways to grieve and channel their sorrow into acts of loving kindness.
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  • Hillel Russia celebrates 25th anniversary

    Nov 18, 2019, 15:13 PM by Hillel News
    Hillel Russia celebrated its 25th anniversary on Nov. 12 at the Moscow School of Modern Drama Theater.
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  • Hillel students remember Kristallnacht

    Nov 15, 2019, 13:47 PM by Lizzie Mintz and Shana Medel
    Kristallnacht was a night filled with violent anti-Semitic demonstrations across Germany. Synagogues were torched, Jewish store windows were smashed and sacred Jewish items were destroyed. Students around the world commemorated the 81st-anniversary of the “Night of Broken Glass” with events at their local Hillels.
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  • The concept of understanding

    A former white nationalist and an Orthodox Jew speak about their unlikely friendship to Jewish Texans
    Nov 14, 2019, 11:35 AM by Alexandra Lang
    Derek Black, a former white nationalist, and Matthew Stevenson, an Orthodox Jew, addressed members of the Dallas-Fort Worth community on Nov. 12, discussing their unlikely friendship and Black’s journey away from his past ideology.
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  • ‘Love has no borders’

    College students learn about immigration on a Hillel trip to the California-Mexico border
    Nov 13, 2019, 11:30 AM by Shana Medel
    For Luis Delgadillo, the immigration crisis hits close to home. When he was about 6-years-old, Delgadillo emigrated from Mexico to Texas with his family.
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  • Hillel Israel Announces Rabbi Noga Brenner Samia as New Executive Director

    Experienced Educator to Lead Campus Jewish Life in Israel
    Nov 11, 2019, 09:02 AM by Hillel News
    Hillel International today announced that Rabbi Noga Brenner Samia is joining Hillel Israel as Executive Director.
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  • George Mason University Hillel celebrates 25 years

    Nov 5, 2019, 16:51 PM by Hillel News
    More than 250 Hillel students, professionals and stakeholders gathered at George Mason University in Virginia on Nov. 3 to celebrate the campus Hillel’s 25th anniversary and reflect on its past, present and future.
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  • ‘The flag in human form’

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro visits UW Hillel
    Nov 5, 2019, 12:36 PM by Hillel News
    Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro visited the University of Wisconsin-Madison Hillel on Nov. 4 for a moderated question and answer session with local students, faculty and community members.
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  • Career Oriented

    Hillel students hone career skills with Israeli internships
    Oct 11, 2019, 09:26 AM by Hillel News
    As a child, Sam Stack's favorite family tradition was waking up early with his dad on Sundays to watch auto races on TV. Years later, only a sophomore at Virginia Tech, he spent his Sundays building and designing professional race cars for an Israeli startup in Tel Aviv.
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  • Shanah Tovah!

    Oct 2, 2019, 10:32 AM by Shana Medel
    ‘Tis the season for personal reflection, deep prayer and spiritual rebirth. Hillel students celebrated Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish new year, by picking fresh apples, organizing pluralistic services and participating in High Holiday book clubs. Below are highlights from some of their pre-celebrations and upcoming events:
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  • Hillel International Launches New Center for Community Outreach

    The new evolution of The David Project will create learning opportunities for campus professionals to build relationships and bring together diverse communities on campus.
    Sep 24, 2019, 16:26 PM by Hillel News
    After two years evolving under the umbrella of Hillel International, The David Project will become the Hillel U Center for Community Outreach, a new initiative to inspire relationship building across cultural, religious and ethnic divides on campuses throughout the Hillel movement.
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