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  • Connected for Good

    Hillel students and professionals gather for annual AIPAC Policy Conference
    Aug 3, 2020, 09:43 AM by Shana Medel
    Members of Hillelujah, the Jewish a cappella group at Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh, gathered onstage at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center this week to open the 2019 AIPAC Policy Conference with a powerful rendition of the National Anthem.
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  • Sacred Work

    How Hillel is helping me launch my Jewish professional career
    Jul 23, 2020, 14:05 PM by Lizzie Frankel
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    I stopped by Stanford University Hillel to reunite with my Jewish family last summer — and I left with a new job. Leah Newman, our director of operations, was seeking an intern to help with donor correspondence and data management. An official chance to be Jewish, grateful and compulsively organized? I was thrilled.
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  • Historic Philanthropic Partnership Launched Among Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Edward Fein Foundation, and Hillel International

    IACT campus engagement initiative, launched and scaled by Combined Jewish Philanthropies, to transition to Hillel to strengthen students’ Jewish identities and relationships with Israel
    Jul 15, 2020, 09:19 AM by Hillel News
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    IACT (Inspired, Active, Committed, Transformed), the signature campus engagement initiative created by Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston (CJP) and scaled nationally in partnership with the Edward Fein Foundation, will move to Hillel International this summer.
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  • Hillel International Announces Inaugural 2020 Student Leadership Scholarships

    High school and college students from N.C., Fla., Calif., and British Columbia receive prestigious $4,000 awards ​
    Jul 13, 2020, 10:44 AM by Hillel News
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    Hillel International is proud to announce the first-ever recipients of the Handeli First-Year Student Scholarship and Campus Leadership Award. These outstanding Jewish high school and college students from across North America exemplify Hillel’s values by creating a better world through leadership and volunteerism in their communities.
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  • Meet Hillel International's Summer 2020 Interns

    Jul 10, 2020, 15:04 PM by Zachary Berman
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    Although this year’s summer interns couldn’t physically be at the Schusterman International Center in Washington D.C, a cohort of 10 talented college students have been working virtually to make Hillel International’s mission a reality in these challenging times.
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  • Virtual Programs Allow Students to ‘Travel’ to Israel During the Pandemic

    Jul 9, 2020, 10:29 AM by Zachary Berman
    Strolling down the Promenade beside Tel Aviv’s Mediterranean coast, student tourists would think they’re walking through a tropical paradise.
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  • An Oasis in the Chaos

    The Jewish Learning Fellowship’s smooth transition online provided students a break from the turmoil brought on by the coronavirus pandemic
    Jun 25, 2020, 11:29 AM by Dionna Dash
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    Erica Frankel and her colleagues responsible for the Jewish Learning Fellowship, a 10-week seminar at college campuses across North America focusing on some of Judaism’s biggest questions, knew students needed stability and a chance to address these uncertainties.
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  • Freshmen Survival Guide

    Everything you should know about starting your college career from those who've been there
    Jun 24, 2020, 14:55 PM by Dionna Dash
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    Everything you should know about starting your college career from those who've been there.
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  • With canceled parades, Hillels take Pride Month celebrations online

    Jun 22, 2020, 12:23 PM by Zachary Berman
    Pride Month is usually marked by parades and celebrations in major cities. Since the coronavirus has restricted large public gatherings, Hillels are leveraging Hillel@Home and social media to creatively engage students in virtual celebrations and learning opportunities instead.
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  • ‘We have to act’

    Hillels create and expand programs on racial injustice
    Jun 18, 2020, 17:20 PM by Shana Medel
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    Robert Taylor, Jr. fell silent after learning of the murder of George Floyd. The brutal killing was just the latest of countless cases of Black citizens dying in police custody.
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  • Leading in Lockdown

    How a Facebook group I started during coronavirus helped me become a Hillel community organizer
    Jun 15, 2020, 10:54 AM by Ari Hoffman
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    How was I supposed to build Jewish community from my bedroom?
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  • ‘The Masa-Hillel cohort opened up this whole world to me’

    Masa-Hillel Fellowship has become a talent pipeline for Hillels across the country
    Jun 11, 2020, 11:06 AM by Shana Medel
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    The Masa-Hillel Fellowship has created a talent pipeline, populating Hillels across the nation with budding leaders who have strong connections with Judaism and Israel.
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  • From the stage to the screen

    Hillel a cappella groups perform virtually to foster community during coronavirus
    Jun 10, 2020, 12:28 PM by Zachary Berman
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    Most college students are now used to living much of their campus lives online, from taking final exams to going to the gym. But Hillel-affiliated a cappella groups are fine-tuning the virtual pandemic world.
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  • Hillel International Announces 2020-2021 Student Cabinet

    Jewish campus organization unveils the 18 members of the cabinet’s fifth cohort, representing diverse Jewish backgrounds and experiences
    Jun 3, 2020, 14:23 PM by Hillel News
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    Jewish campus organization unveils the 18 members of the cabinet’s fifth cohort, representing diverse Jewish backgrounds and experiences.
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  • A Moment for Action: Hillel's Statement in Support of Racial Justice

    Jun 1, 2020, 03:50 AM by Hillel News
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    Our tradition teaches us that we may not “stand idly by the blood of our neighbors.” Now is the moment for action; standing idly by will not suffice.
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  • Minecraft Mania

    Hillel students across the country are virtually recreating their campuses through gaming servers
    May 27, 2020, 15:24 PM by Dionna Dash
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    Hillel students across the country have been using Minecraft to foster school communities during this separation, and even model their own Hillel buildings.
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  • Never Have I Ever...Done an Interview with Hillel

    Questions and Answers with Jaren Lewison, USC Hillel student starring in Netflix’s 'Never Have I Ever'
    May 21, 2020, 11:56 AM by Dionna Dash
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    When he’s not filming scenes in Malibu at 5 a.m. or sleepily finishing math homework in the library at 3 a.m., Jaren Lewison is likely hanging out with his friends at University of Southern California Hillel.
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  • ‘Even over Zoom, I could feel my Hillel family’s warmth’

    Hillels celebrate graduating seniors amid coronavirus pandemic
    May 18, 2020, 13:56 PM by Shana Medel
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    Just before sunset on May 14, Rachel Klein of Hillels of Westchester crammed balloons, congratulatory signs, graduation cords and handmade mezuzot into her Volvo.
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  • ‘Awkward, brave and kind’

    Social scientist Brené Brown discusses the power in vulnerability with Hillel International CEO Adam Lehman
    May 7, 2020, 14:49 PM by Hillel News
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    Brené Brown, a social scientist and research professor at the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work, was standing on Oct. 24, 2016 in a room full of U.S. Special Forces members at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
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  • Genesis Prize Laureate Natan Sharansky directs grant to Hillel International Volunteers in Ukraine and Belarus

    Sharansky donates to organizations responding to pandemic, including Hillel Central Asia Southeastern Europe (CASE) which is providing support to elderly members of the Jewish community
    May 7, 2020, 10:40 AM by Hillel News
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    Legendary human rights activist Natan Sharansky will direct a portion of the $1 million Genesis Prize awarded in his honor to Hillel CASE (Central Asia Southeastern Europe), whose student volunteers reach out to, engage with, and support and engage elderly members of the Jewish community in Ukraine and Belarus in the face of the global pandemic.
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