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  • Hillels Host Visiting Israeli Professionals on Campus

    Former Jewish Agency for Israel Fellows Return to U.S. to Boost Israel Engagement
    Oct 13, 2016, 11:02 AM by Hillel News
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    Hillels on seven campuses next week will welcome visiting Israeli professionals who have previously served as Jewish Agency to Israel Fellows to Hillels.
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  • A quick take on Teshuva

    Oct 11, 2016, 10:20 AM by Hillel News
    Traditionally, we use the time around the High Holidays to atone for our sins by seeking forgiveness from those we've wronged throughout the past year. Teshuva, or repentance, can take many forms, though. We asked three members of the Hillel community – a student, a rabbinic intern and a senior Jewish educator – to share their perspectives on what teshuva means to them.
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  • Two-Line Torah: Ha'azinu 5776--Past and Future

    Oct 9, 2016, 20:00 PM by Dan Ross and Tess Cersonsky
    When arriving in college, many feel a newfound sense of independence, and with that freedom comes the desire to both dispense with the old.
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  • Two-Line Torah: Vayelech 5776--Strong and Resolute

    Oct 4, 2016, 20:00 PM by Matt Rosenberg
    In the midst of the High Holy days, it often feels like we need the koach (strength) to get to our own New Frontier.
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  • Hillel International and Penn Hillel announce the Eleanor Meyerhoff Katz Jewish Innovation Endowment

    Endowment will be a joint partnership between Hillel International’s Office of Innovation and the University of Pennsylvania Hillel.
    Sep 29, 2016, 10:25 AM by Hillel News
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    Endowment will fund several projects - the Eleanor Meyerhoff Katz Jewish Innovation Summit, Innovation Fellow and Innovation Award – all designed to foster creative thinking and new ideas.
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  • Two-Line Torah: Nitzavim 5776--Home and Exile

    Sep 25, 2016, 20:00 PM by Ben Goldberg
    Today, most Jews do not see themselves as exiles. Nonetheless, the home—exile continuum remains relevant for Jewish life and Hillel work.
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  • Hillel International Names Shira Hutt as Vice President for Global Leadership

    New position will guide and enhance Hillel’s volunteer governance structure
    Sep 22, 2016, 16:25 PM by Hillel News
    Hillel International today named Shira Hutt as Vice President for Global Leadership, tasked with developing and integrating lay leaders into its global mission.
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  • Survey Shows Value of Hillel Interaction for Jewish Students

    Hillel International survey finds the ‘Hillel Effect,’ a clear relationship between students’ exposure to Hillel and their relationship to Jewish life on campus
    Sep 19, 2016, 10:26 AM by Hillel News
    Hillel’s 2016 survey of more than 10,000 Jewish college students from across North America and the former Soviet Union found that students’ connection to Jewish life grows with each interaction.
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  • Two-Line Torah: Ki Tavo 5776--Arrival

    Sep 18, 2016, 20:00 PM by Laura Rumpf
    The room buzzes with a shared gratitude for the effort taken to arrive together at this meal. The stories we tell of arriving, however simple, make the present come alive with meaning.
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  • Pursuing peace

    Two Hillel students spend their summers working under former prime minister and president of Israel, Shimon Peres.
    Sep 16, 2016, 10:43 AM by Hillel News
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    This past summer, George Washington University senior Sydney Levin-Epstein and University of California, Irvine senior Lauren Kerner, both students active in their campus Hillels, took their professional pursuits to Israel to work with the Peres Center for Peace and YaLa Young Leaders.
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  • The Hillel Playlists (vol. 1)

    2008 bar/bat mitzvah #tbt
    Sep 14, 2016, 12:27 PM by Hillel News
    Here’s your chance to #TBT to 2008 and relive your days as a bar/bat mitzvah social butterfly.
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  • Jewish entrepreneurs explain how to succeed in business—by trying

    Hillel International offers a new video series for the aspiring collegiate business owner. Lessons are based on Jewish ethics — and surprise — they’re not just for Jews
    Sep 13, 2016, 14:20 PM by Times of Israel
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    Hillel International offers a new video series for the aspiring collegiate business owner. Lessons are based on Jewish ethics — and surprise — they’re not just for Jews
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  • Two-Line Torah: Ki Tetze--Committed to Remember

    Sep 11, 2016, 20:00 PM by Davey Rosen
    Remembering also means to celebrate and enjoy life, while recognizing that every action has a reaction.
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  • Sounds of Youth

    Music brings Russian-speaking Israeli students and elderly immigrants together
    Sep 9, 2016, 16:07 PM by Hillel News
    Last year, Ben Gurion University students found a way to help elderly Eastern European-Israeli immigrants.
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  • Wanted: University Partners to Protect Jewish Life on Campus

    Sep 6, 2016, 15:48 PM by Eric Fingerhut
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    There’s no denying this targeting of Jewish communities on campus undermines the values of the university. And that is why it is incumbent on university administrators to take seriously the concerns of Jewish students and their families and teach students how to be part of a respectful and civil community.
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  • Two-Line Torah: Shoftim 5776--Sacrifice and Leadership

    Sep 4, 2016, 20:00 PM by Dan Epstein
    Hillel as an organization has empowered and supported thousands of emerging adults to become Jewish communal leaders, often times at a great sacrifice of these students' time and energy.
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  • Surviving your first year

    Advice from those who’ve been there
    Sep 1, 2016, 14:40 PM by Hillel News
    Current students and recent grads share their best advice for this year's freshmen
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  • Two-Line Torah: Re'eh 5776--Blessing and Curse

    Aug 28, 2016, 20:00 PM by Jake Adler
    College is filled with thorny choices: what classes to take; which clubs to join; what to major in; whether to go to that party; whether to go home with that person.
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  • The Friday Text Project

    Aug 22, 2016, 13:47 PM by Hillel News
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    At the end of a long, stressful week of classes, Emily Englander’s smartphone buzzes. “On Shabbat we try to make time for what is important by putting what is urgent on hold,” it tells her.
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  • Intern Spotlight

    Check out a few of Hillel International’s summer interns
    Aug 22, 2016, 12:00 PM by Hillel News
    Hillel International selected a handful of highly qualified college students for a two-month summer internship program. Here are some of their stories.
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