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  • Hillel Institute 2016 in photos

    Part training, part camp and all Hillel
    Aug 21, 2016, 22:28 PM by Hillel News
    Hundreds of student interns and professionals from around the world came together at Washington University in St. Louis in early August for #Hillelinstitute 2016.
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  • Two-Line Torah: Ekev 5776--Milk and Honey

    Aug 21, 2016, 20:00 PM by Jeffrey Stombaugh
    College offers promise, hope, and can be a world of milk and honey.
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  • Avi Friedman Appointed Chief Development Officer for Hillel International

    Avi Friedman previously served as Deputy Chief Development Officer.
    Aug 19, 2016, 09:39 AM by Hillel News
    Hillel International, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world, announced today Avi Friedman has been named its new Chief Development Officer.
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  • Two Hillel Students Named to White House It’s On Us Student Advisory Committee

    Sexual assault prevention is on all of us
    Aug 18, 2016, 11:51 AM by Hillel News
    Benji Satloff and Max Levy, two students active in Hillel, have been selected for the It’s On Us student advisory committee for the 2016-2017 academic year. This committee consists of 10-15 college students from across the country, chosen to spread the message that sexual assault prevention is on all of us.
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  • Two-Line Torah: Vaetchanan 5776--The Lord is One

    Aug 14, 2016, 20:00 PM by Jake Campbell
    As the image of G-d, we must emulate Hashem’s one-ness.
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  • Two-Line Torah: Devarim 5776--Collaboration

    Aug 7, 2016, 20:00 PM by Jessica Lowenthal
    We all try to carry our burdens alone. Sometimes we worry that asking for help is a sign of weakness, other times we are so overwhelmed with our to-do list that we don’t even know how to ask.
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  • Meet The Jewish Harvard Student Going for Gold in Rio

    Fencer Eli Dershwitz will represent the U.S. Olympic Fencing Team in Rio this August
    Aug 2, 2016, 09:14 AM by Hillel News
    While many college students are excited to tune into the 2016 Olympics lounging in their living rooms, Eli Dershwitz will enjoy a closer view. The Harvard student, 20, will compete for gold as part of the U.S. Olympic Fencing Team in Rio.
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  • This Week at Hillel Institute

    Aug 1, 2016, 11:39 AM by Hillel News
    This week, more than 600 Hillel professionals and student leaders are in St. Louis for Hillel Institute. They’re preparing to engage students on campuses across the country and around the world, inspiring every Jewish student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.
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  • Two-Line Torah: Matot-Masei 5776--Courageous Naming

    Jul 31, 2016, 20:00 PM by Marley Weiner
    In Jewish tradition, including this text, naming is vitally important. As the divisions of soldiers formed, their leaders are named so that their stories can be enshrined in history.
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  • Two-Line Torah: Pinchas 5776--Agents of Change

    Jul 24, 2016, 20:00 PM by Rachel Nilson
    College can feel like the desert; we spend years sorting out how to shed the rules and assumptions of the homes and societies we come from, and gradually become self-defined, independent adults.
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  • Rolling out the welcome mat

    A sneak peek at welcoming the class of 2020
    Jul 20, 2016, 17:35 PM by Hillel News

  • Two-Line Torah: Balak 5776--Seeing the Future

    Jul 17, 2016, 20:00 PM by Ben Goldberg
    At Hillel, we work with emerging adults as they make their first steps towards independent lives and careers.
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  • New York Philanthropist to Lead Hillel International Board of Directors

    Tina Price elected chair of largest Jewish campus organization
    Jul 15, 2016, 16:03 PM by Hillel News

  • Hillel’s Summer Reading List

    From history to mystery and Judaica to pop culture, here's what Hillel International staffers are reading this summer
    Jul 12, 2016, 11:59 AM by Hillel News
    The school year is over and the dog days of summer are just beginning. Hillel International staff are busy gearing up for the Class of 2020’s arrival on campus this fall, but even the busiest staff have the chance to take a break with a good book this summer. Here's what's on their reading lists.
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  • Two-Line Torah: Chukkat 5776--When the Mood Strikes

    Jul 10, 2016, 20:00 PM by Amanda Weiss
    Anger can be a great personal and professional teaching tool—it’s all in how we utilize that anger to move forward.
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  • A special message from Eric D. Fingerhut, Hillel International President and CEO

    Jul 8, 2016, 15:38 PM by Eric D. Fingerhut
    For all Jews the world over, and additionally for those of us who are Americans, we head into Shabbat in pain.
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  • 10 Days Is All It Takes To Change Your Life

    Jul 6, 2016, 11:52 AM by Elinor Taieb
    Reflecting on my recent Birthright Israel trip through Hillel International, I would never have imagined that a 10-day trip with strangers could affect me so profoundly.
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  • Hillel International remembers Rabbi Max Ticktin z’l (1922-2016)

    Long serving Hillel director, early leader of the havurah movement, dies at 94
    Jul 5, 2016, 15:05 PM by Hillel News
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    Rabbi Max Ticktin was a national leader in the Hillel movement and former Hillel director at University of Wisconsin, Madison and the University of Chicago.
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  • Two-Line Torah: Korach 5776--Jealousy

    Jul 3, 2016, 20:00 PM by Jonathan Falco
    In the process of self-exploration and relationship building that, in part, defines the college experience, encountering jealousy is entirely natural.
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  • International Joke Day

    9 Jewish comedians to follow on Twitter
    Jul 1, 2016, 10:05 AM by Hillel News
    As today is International Joke Day, we thought it best to embrace the long tradition of Jewish humor by sharing 9 of our favorite next-generation Jewish comedians. Chock full of chutzpah, kvetching and general mishegas, these comedians are sure to have you LOLing every time you open Twitter.
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