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  • Weinberg ACCELERATE: Hillel’s Executive Training Program

    Cohort 6 — 2019 - 2020
    Sep 19, 2019, 15:42 PM by Hillel News
    Eleven Hillel professionals from across North America have been selected to participate in the Debra S. and Joseph S. Weinberg ACCELERATE Executive Training Program, an executive training program that prepares individuals to become Hillel directors.
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  • Uniting Israel’s future leaders on campus and around the world

    Hillel students and professionals find community in shared passions at The Jewish National Fund’s National Conference
    Sep 17, 2019, 15:42 PM by Hillel News
    Tahira Perry, who identifies as a Christian, didn’t know much about Judaism or current affairs in Israel before Stetson University Hillel brought her to The Jewish National Fund’s National Conference, which ran from Sept. 13 to Sept. 16 in Washington, D.C.
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  • Paint Night: Menashe Kadishman-Style

    Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh students connect Israel with art by recreating famous Israeli painting
    Sep 17, 2019, 14:08 PM by Hillel News
    More than 15 students gathered at the Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh last week for a paint night inspired by the late Israeli artist Menashe Kadishman.
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  • Rolling out the welcome mat

    By hosting off-campus, community welcome events over the summer months, Hillels are getting ahead of the game when it comes to first-year student and parent engagement
    Sep 13, 2019, 10:50 AM by Eliana Brown
    For a new college student, the experience of arriving to campus can quickly become a whirlwind of introductory icebreakers, building tours and information sessions.
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  • I never planned to be a disability advocate. I just wanted to get through the day. Now it’s my calling.

    Sep 6, 2019, 11:13 AM by Madelaine Reis
    My connection to Judaism and my supportive Jewish community has taught me to accept my chronic illness, advocate for myself and others and use my training to create more accessible and inclusive communities.
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  • Beyond the classroom

    Meet four female alumni of Golda Och Academy who became Hillel presidents
    Aug 23, 2019, 10:33 AM by Shana Medel
    The backpack Annie Cannon slung over her shoulder in high school contained the usual books — a math textbook, a science textbook, a tractate of Talmud.
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  • Hillel International Receives Grant to Further Commitment in Creating Safe, Respectful and Equitable Spaces for Professionals and Students

    The Safety Respect Equity Coalition awards Hillel International a capacity-building grant to support organizational-wide efforts
    Jul 31, 2019, 11:23 AM by Hillel News
    In recognition of its commitment to address sexual harassment and gender inequity, Hillel International has been awarded a capacity-building grant from the Safety Respect Equity (SRE) Coalition.
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  • I got a double mastectomy while in college. I couldn’t have done it without my dad.

    Jul 24, 2019, 17:18 PM by Chloe Laverson
    When I tell people that my dad performed my double mastectomy, their first question is, “Isn’t that illegal?” The second is, “Wasn’t that weird?”
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  • Meet Hillel International’s 2019 Summer Interns

    Jul 17, 2019, 15:03 PM by Hillel News
    The start of summer means another cohort of talented college students have arrived at the Schusterman International Center in Washington D.C. to start their internships at Hillel International. Each intern has a unique story about their Jewish journey, their passion for the Hillel movement and their goals for the future.
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  • Ten-hut!

    Military hopefuls find thriving Jewish community at Hillel
    Jul 10, 2019, 14:01 PM by Shana Medel
    Noah Carlen made his bed, shined his shoes and donned his uniform before most bleary-eyed college students were even tempted to hit the snooze button.
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  • Hillel International, Central Synagogue, and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Announce Hiring of Reform Rabbis to Strengthen Jewish Life on College Campuses

    Partnership will bring Reform rabbis to the campuses of UCLA and Brandeis University and rabbinic interns to Ohio State, Princeton and USC
    Jul 8, 2019, 16:30 PM by Hillel News
    Hillel International is thrilled to announce the hiring of two Reform rabbis to work as Senior Jewish Educators on the UCLA and Brandeis University campuses.
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  • Hillel International Welcomes Interim CEO and New Board Chair

    Hillel COO Adam Lehman begins tenure as Interim CEO of largest campus Jewish organization
    Jul 1, 2019, 10:09 AM by Hillel News
    Today, Adam Lehman will take the helm of the world’s largest campus Jewish organization as Interim CEO after serving as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer since 2015.
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  • Building the Jewish future

    Questions and answers with Adam Lehman, interim CEO of Hillel International
    Jul 1, 2019, 09:19 AM by Shana Medel
    Starting this week, Adam Lehman, chief operating officer of Hillel International, is stepping up to lead as interim CEO of the nearly 100-year-old Jewish organization.
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  • Make a Splash

    Eckerd College Hillel’s Scubi Jew Club Aims to Save the Seas
    Jun 24, 2019, 10:32 AM by Shana Medel
    The seas are calm this morning as Ellie Foden heads for the stern of Ally’s Way, a 34-foot SeaRay vessel owned by Eckerd College Hillel in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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  • Scout’s Honor

    Jun 24, 2019, 09:43 AM by Shana Medel
    Isabella Gutierrez giggles as she kneads challah alongside nine other students. Its doughy texture reminds her of Play-Doh.
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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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