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  • Jewish Agency for Israel and Hillel International Announce New Leadership for Israel Fellows Program

    Senior Israeli Professionals to Join Management Team in Washington
    Jun 27, 2017, 19:23 PM by Hillel News
    The Jewish Agency for Israel and Hillel International announced today the appointment of Michelle Rojas-Tal as Director and Yahal Porat as Assistant Director of the prestigious Israel Fellows program, a joint initiative between the two organizations.
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  • Little Pantries

    Penn State Hillel student combines her passion for repairing the world and community involvement.
    Jun 27, 2017, 11:08 AM by Rebecca Lerman
    I began asking myself how I could grow in a way that incorporated two of my greatest passions – tikkun olam (repairing the world) and community engagement.
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  • Two-Line Torah: Chukkat 5777--The retirement of a leader

    Jun 25, 2017, 22:00 PM by Rabbi Rose Durbin
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    When I first learned that Moses wouldn’t enter the Land, I was outraged.
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  • Grandma in the living room

    Hillel Israel intergenerational art project changes minds, conquers stigma
    Jun 22, 2017, 15:18 PM by Hillel News
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    Russian speaking Hillel Israel students sat for portraits recreating photographs of their grandmothers at their age.
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  • Welcome Seth Reder

    Jun 19, 2017, 13:39 PM by Hillel News
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    Though he grew up in the, “very boring, but also beautiful” Boring, OR, Seth Reder’s life has been nothing of the sort.
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  • Two-Line Torah: Korach 5777--(Don’t) Follow the leader

    Jun 18, 2017, 22:00 PM by Amanda Eastman and Marissa Levitt
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    While Korach, Dathan, Abriam, and On were the main culprits, the 250 others were just as guilty.
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  • Fostering Dialogue and Fighting Stigma

    Hillel Ruderman Ambassadors are engaging Jewish students with disabilities
    Jun 14, 2017, 17:02 PM by Hillel News
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    Since the launch of the inaugural Hillel International Ruderman Inclusion Ambassador program in August 2016, eight students on local Hillel campuses have made it their mission this past school year to make sure no Jewish student is left out.
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  • Giving the gift of life

    Jun 12, 2017, 16:44 PM by Hillel News
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    When Ryan Woloshin swabbed his cheek in January 2014, he recalls thinking “I hope I get called.”
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  • What’s cooking?: Q&A with Chef Zachary Engel

    Jun 12, 2017, 14:51 PM by Hillel News
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    Zachary Engel is the chef de cuisine at Shaya Restaurant in New Orleans, and the 2017 James Beard award winner for Rising Star Chef of the Year.
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  • Off the shelf

    Hillel's summer reading recommendations
    Jun 12, 2017, 10:01 AM by Hillel News
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    With summer almost in full swing, people around the world are now finding some time to kick back and enjoy a good tale. We asked Hillel students, lay leaders and field professionals to share some of their summer reading recommendations.
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  • Two Line Torah: Sh’lach 5777--See the land

    Jun 11, 2017, 22:00 PM by Rabbi Danielle Leshaw
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    Moses needs answers in this week’s Torah portion, so he sends out spies to research and report.
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  • Meet Ethan Sobel

    Jun 7, 2017, 17:03 PM by Ethan Sobel
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    For the first almost 22 years of my life, I never understood what being prideful even meant. Sure, I got good grades, was selected for athletic all-star teams and all-state orchestras—but I wasn't proud.
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  • Two-Line Torah: Beha’alotecha 5777--Manna

    Jun 6, 2017, 11:44 AM by Jeremy Duchin
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    The Israelites waste no time and start complaining about the new hot thing to whine about: the manna.
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  • Two-Line Torah: Naso 5777--Weighing in

    May 28, 2017, 22:00 PM by Rabbi Rafi Cohen and Daniel Blumenthal Hoffman
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    What weight is so important to you that you wish others would help carry?
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  • A ‘stronger’ student

    Have a bright idea? Hillel can help
    May 26, 2017, 12:05 PM by Gabrielle Magid
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    I could not have known that my anxiety would inspire me to found a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping other students cope.
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  • Going green

    From solar panels to chicken coops, Hillels are creating sustainable communities
    May 26, 2017, 11:09 AM by Hillel News
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    It was a rainy day in Fort Collins, Colorado in March when six students gathered around a neon green GMC truck.
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  • Two-Line Torah: Bamidbar 5777--In the desert

    May 21, 2017, 22:00 PM by Laura Yares
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    The desert is a transformative place.
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  • Hillel’s Support for Refugees Isn’t New—It’s Really Old

    During World War II, Hillel’s Refugee Program helped educate young Jewish Europeans
    May 18, 2017, 12:51 PM by Hillel News
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    Hillel’s student refugee program, launched in 1938, brought Central and Eastern-European Jewish refugees to the United States to study at American universities on scholarship.
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  • The social network

    Graduate students find community at Hillel
    May 15, 2017, 15:09 PM by Hillel News
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    Hillel is not just for 18-22 year olds; throughout North America and around the world, Hillel enriches the lives of undergraduates, graduate students and their friends.
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  • Two-Line Torah: Behar 5777--A mix of society

    May 14, 2017, 22:00 PM by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan
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    Shmittah brings together the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’ in one place and on equal footing.
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