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  • What they’re reading

    We asked Hillel students and professionals what’s on their summer reading list
    Jun 19, 2019, 14:38 PM by Hillel News
    What’s a summer good for if not to relax by the beach, drink some iced tea and catch up on your favorite page-turner? From romance and religion to history and mystery, Hillel students and professionals offer their summer recommendations.
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  • Amplifying Jewish voices

    Jun 11, 2019, 13:25 PM by Shana Medel
    Leora Match, 24, wears many hats — singer-songwriter, Jewish educator, community builder.
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  • L’Dough V’Dough

    Hillel at Stanford students braid challah with Holocaust survivors
    Jun 6, 2019, 12:56 PM by Hillel News
    April Ball ’21, a student at Stanford University, and Stephanie Jacobs, a Los Angeles photographer and instructional designer, traveled to Europe last summer to conduct interviews with Holocaust survivors in the Netherlands and Belgium.
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  • Building the Jewish future

    Philanthropists Allen and Deanna Alevy support seven small, under-resourced Hillels
    Jun 5, 2019, 14:36 PM by Shana Medel
    A successful entrepreneur and real estate mogul, Allen Alevy invests in businesses for the “long game.”
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  • Uniting young Jews around the world

    International Hillel participants represent largest delegation of young leaders at annual AJC Global Forum
    Jun 4, 2019, 11:38 AM by Shana Medel
    For Polina Shchetinina, cross-cultural competence is a necessary skill.
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  • Challenge accepted

    May 31, 2019, 15:42 PM by Shana Medel
    Nalani Haueter, a Hillel International Springboard Fellow at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Hillel, grew accustomed to being one of the only Jewish students in school.
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  • Hillel International Launches Search for New CEO as Eric Fingerhut Becomes Head of Jewish Federations of North America

    May 16, 2019, 14:40 PM by Hillel News
    Hillel International, the largest Jewish student organization in the world, announced today that President and CEO Eric D. Fingerhut will be leaving at the end of June to assume the position of President and CEO for the Jewish Federations of North America.
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  • Happy birthday, Israel!

    May 7, 2019, 12:45 PM by Shana Medel
    Hillel students celebrated the 71st anniversary of Israel's independence with lively parties, art projects and of course, food. Below are scenes from some of the events they organized.
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  • Hillel students honor Holocaust victims for Yom HaShoah

    May 2, 2019, 12:00 PM by Shana Medel
    Hillel students came together on Yom HaShoah to commemorate the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust. Here are some of the memorials and vigils they organized.
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  • Tina Price, Larry Moses, Morton Schapiro to Be Honored This Spring

    The largest Jewish campus organization to recognize contributions of three longtime leaders
    Apr 30, 2019, 10:53 AM by Hillel News
    In recognition of their years of service and leadership, Hillel International will honor Tina Price, chair of Hillel’s board of directors, and Larry Moses, senior advisor to the Wexner Family and Foundation, at its annual Spring Celebration, celebrating Jewish life on campus, on May 21, at Capitale in New York City.
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  • Announcing Hillel International’s 2019-2020 Student Cabinet

    Apr 29, 2019, 12:41 PM by Hillel News
    Hillel International announced today the 19 members of the fourth cohort of the Hillel International Student Cabinet.
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  • Cultural connector

    How I helped build the Russian-speaking Jewish community at Hillel
    Apr 29, 2019, 09:28 AM by Rebecca Grinberg
    I grew up Jew-ish. Emphasis on the ish.
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  • In the huddle

    After a brain cyst forced me off the field, Hillel became my new squad
    Apr 25, 2019, 16:03 PM by Joshua Miller
    A cyst on my brain forced me to call it quits on the field after playing only four games my junior year.
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  • Passover Sameach!

    Apr 24, 2019, 09:53 AM by Shana Medel
    It’s that time of year — the one where Jewish people around the world munch on cardboard for eight days (seven days in Israel).
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  • Meet the 2019 Masa-Hillel Fellows

    Apr 23, 2019, 11:44 AM by Hillel News


    We are so excited to welcome our sixth cohort of Masa-Hillel Fellows. The fellowship is a six-month professional development seminar designed to prepare current Masa participants for Hillel work.
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  • Hillels around the world participate in Good Deeds Day

    Apr 8, 2019, 14:24 PM by Shana Medel
    Inspired by their social action values, Hillel students from across the globe participated in Good Deeds Days, an international day of volunteering. Below are highlights from their volunteer projects:
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  • Mental health advocate Marc Fein leads wellness workshop at Rutgers Hillel

    Apr 4, 2019, 13:39 PM by Hillel News
    Over 50 Jewish students took a step back on Tuesday night to look inward. They gathered at Rutgers University Hillel for a mental health workshop led by renowned Jewish educator and mental health advocate Marc Fein.
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  • Tech fair brings Israeli start-ups to American University

    Apr 1, 2019, 17:06 PM by Hillel News
    Students and Israeli entrepreneurs came together at American University Thursday evening for the annual Start-Up Nation Tech Fair.
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  • Get your shovels ready

    Hillels rebuild communities on Alternative Spring Breaks
    Mar 27, 2019, 11:22 AM by Shana Medel
    Hillel students ditched their sandals for work boots this spring break to help communities in need. More than 30 campuses across the United States participated in Alternative Spring Breaks, volunteering in neighboring states and countries around the world.
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  • Purim Sameach!

    Mar 21, 2019, 10:50 AM by Shana Medel
    Hillel students from around the world celebrated Purim, a raucous holiday that recounts how the Jewish people were saved from persecution in the ancient Persian empire.
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