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  • Why genetic screening should be a part of your life

    Sep 4, 2018, 16:41 PM by Hillary Kener
    Two women with brown hair smile at the camera during a screening event at Queens College.
    What does the Jewish community do when faced with a collective problem or challenge? Well, in an ideal world, we come together in the spirit of unity to overcome whatever is in front of us. While, admittedly, we don’t always respond this way, our community did band together in the 1970s and 1980s when there was a high incidence of babies being born with Tay-Sachs disease.
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  • Dartmouth Hillel professional publishes chapter book for children

    Aug 27, 2018, 10:30 AM by Shana Medel
    What started as a clever way to encourage Emma Wunsch's daughter to brush her teeth turned into her first-ever chapter book for children, “Miranda and Maude: The Princess and the Absolutely Not a Princess.”
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  • Song of myself

    Reflections from Hillel Dwell
    Aug 17, 2018, 15:12 PM by Rabbi Nick Renner
    Maybe learning something new is more difficult than learning something where you’ve already got some experience. But I imagine there’s a curve where learning becomes much more difficult again when it’s in an area where you’ve got expertise.
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  • Hillel students assemble 900 hygiene kits for Syrian refugees

    Aug 17, 2018, 13:28 PM by Shana Medel
    Actions speak louder than words. That’s the phrase that resonated with Allison Egrin, an active student at Hillel Campus Alliance Michigan, as she helped package 900 hygiene kits for Syrian Refugees.
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  • Building Bridges

    Aug 8, 2018, 21:40 PM by Shana Medel
    Be interested, not interesting. That’s the motto Amanda Landesman, 20, is taking back with her to Brooklyn College after participating in Engagement Institute, organized by Hillel International.
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  • Mentoring the Jewish future

    Aug 7, 2018, 09:42 AM by Shana Medel
    Rabbi Ira Dounn is a born connector — one who has engaged with Jewish students from the United States to Uzbekistan.
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  • Dr. Yossi Beilin Elected New Board Chair of Hillel Israel

    Former Israeli Justice Minister to Lead Campus Jewish Life Group in Israel
    Aug 1, 2018, 09:24 AM by Hillel News
    Hillel International today announced that former Israeli Justice Minister and Member of Knesset Dr. Yossi Beilin has been elected to serve as chair of the board of Hillel Israel, a volunteer position.
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  • Independent Campus Hillel Established at CU Boulder

    New Hillel to receive support from Hillel of Colorado, Hillel International and JEWISHcolorado; Seth Reder named executive director
    Jul 18, 2018, 15:50 PM by Hillel News
    Hillel International and Hillel of Colorado announced today that an independent University of Colorado Boulder Hillel has been created to bring additional resources and on-campus support for the 2,500 Jewish students on campus.
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  • Career in the Cockpit: Questions and Answers with Leah Murphy

    Embry-Riddle Hillel student infuses Jewish values into flying
    Jul 9, 2018, 10:06 AM by Shana Medel
    For Leah Murphy, 26, nothing beats a pilot’s-eye view. But her core motivation for going into the cockpit stems from helping others in need.
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  • DWELL DAY FOUR: QUESTIONS

    Jun 28, 2018, 21:47 PM by Vanessa Zoltan

  • Meet Hillel International's Summer Interns

    Jun 28, 2018, 10:37 AM by Hillel News
    The start of summer means another cohort of talented college students have arrived at the Schusterman International Center in Washington to start internships at Hillel International.
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  • DWELL DAY THREE: MINOR SHIFTS

    Jun 28, 2018, 09:56 AM by Vanessa Zoltan

  • DWELL DAY TWO: Depth

    Jun 27, 2018, 08:16 AM by Vanessa Zoltan

  • DWELL DAY ONE: Dwellcoming

    Jun 26, 2018, 08:37 AM by Vanessa Zoltan

  • FreshFest is where friends are made

    Jun 19, 2018, 13:48 PM by Hillel News
    Jacob Abtahi didn’t know anybody when he got to Tucson. So when the fall semester started, the University of Arizona freshman headed over to Hillel’s Welcome Week.
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  • Surviving your first year

    Advice from those who've been there
    Jun 19, 2018, 11:24 AM by Hillel News
    I ended up finding my place in the Jewish community and put most of my time into Hillel because that’s where my friends were and where I could truly grow as a leader and become my truest self.
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  • Central Synagogue Announces $1.4 Million Grant Awarded to Hillel International and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion to Strengthen Reform Jewish Life on College Campuses

    Central Synagogue in partnership with Hillel and HUC-JIR will provide more opportunities, resources for Reform rabbis on campus
    Jun 18, 2018, 10:04 AM by Hillel News
    Central Synagogue is launching a new partnership between Hillel International and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
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  • Off the shelf

    Hillel students and professionals share what page-turners they're reading this summer
    Jun 13, 2018, 09:43 AM by Shana Medel
    It doesn’t matter if your chosen reading locale is on a paradise beach or in your air-conditioned living room. Make sure to add some of these can’t-put-down books to your summer reading list.
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  • Announcing Hillel International’s 2018-2019 Student Cabinet

    Jun 11, 2018, 14:46 PM by Hillel News
    Hillel International announced today the 19 members of the third cohort of the Hillel International Student Cabinet. The Cabinet allows Hillel International’s leadership to directly benefit from the advice, opinions and perspectives of Jewish college students from throughout the world.
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  • Financial adviser turned rabbi uses storytelling to connect with students

    Jun 7, 2018, 14:42 PM by Shana Medel
    Rabbi Daniel Epstein of George Washington University Hillel considers himself to be a professional storyteller — one who knows more than 10,000 tales.
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