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  • Avoid feeling isolated during the coronavirus pandemic

    Mar 13, 2020, 16:26 PM by Hillel News
    The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has led to a once in a century event, with many communities around the world in quarantine or being asked to practice social distancing. The advice from the Center for Disease Control is sensible, but an unintended side effect of social distancing is that people are feeling isolated and alone. Here are nine tips courtesy of Hillel International’s Josh Feldman to help you practice physical distancing while staying close to friends, family, and your community:
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  • Purim Sameach!

    Mar 10, 2020, 16:02 PM by Shana Medel
    The holiday of Purim celebrates a reversal of fortune — the deliverance of the Jews of ancient Persia from persecution. Hillels from across the nation marked this boisterous holiday by chanting from Megillat Esther, making hamantaschen and performing spiels.
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  • Today. Tomorrow. Together.

    Hillel students and professionals gather for annual AIPAC Policy Conference
    Mar 3, 2020, 14:37 PM by Shana Medel
    Rose Ritch attended her first AIPAC Policy Conference when she was just 1-year-old, wearing a bib with the words, “AIPAC Activist in Training.” Now, she’s president of Trojans for Israel at University of Southern California.
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  • J-Asians Shabbat at Princeton

    New campus group welcomes students of both Jewish and Asian heritage
    Feb 14, 2020, 15:30 PM by Hillel News
    On a recent Friday night, approximately 180 Princeton University students ate ramen matzah ball soup, General Tso’s chicken and tofu lo mein at Shabbat at the Princeton Center for Jewish Life (CJL). This was no ordinary Shabbat: This was J-Asians Shabbat.
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  • On the Move

    Questions and Answers with Drew ‘Binsky’ Goldberg, former UW Hillel student on a quest to visit every country in the world
    Feb 11, 2020, 17:07 PM by Shana Medel
    After exploring more than 185 countries, Drew ‘Binsky’ Goldberg is preparing for the last stage of his eight-year journey around the world.
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  • Israeli Paralympian Noam Gershony talks disability, going for gold at Montreal Hillel

    Feb 11, 2020, 11:53 AM by Hillel News
    After a helicopter crash, Noam Gershony wasn’t expected to survive. Now, he’s an Israeli Paralympian.
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  • Hillel students gather on Capitol Hill for 10th annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day

    Feb 4, 2020, 16:18 PM by Shana Medel
    Students and professionals representing Hillels from the Washington, D.C. area gathered on Capitol Hill Tuesday for Jewish Disability Advocacy Day.
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  • Teaching in Israel brought me home

    Jan 24, 2020, 11:44 AM by Hayley Sklar
    There’s a reason Israel celebrates Yom HaAliyah. Israel is home for Jews from all over the world. It’s a country built by returning immigrants, for returning immigrants. Maybe that’s why Israel has a unique grasp on the Jewish consciousness — because it’s our country, regardless of where we live or come from.
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  • Former White House speechwriter Sarah Hurwitz delves into her debut book on Jewish meaning, spirituality

    Jan 22, 2020, 17:29 PM by Shana Medel
    Sarah Hurwitz.
    Political speechwriter Sarah Hurwitz spoke to dozens of Hillel professionals at the Schusterman International Center on Wednesday about her debut book, “Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life — in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There).”
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  • Not your average Joe

    Former Sen. Joe Lieberman discusses Judaism, civil discourse at Yale Hillel event
    Jan 15, 2020, 15:56 PM by Geoffrey Melada
    Former Sen. Joe Lieberman has kept a fairly low profile since departing the Senate seven years ago.
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  • Building the Jewish future

    Questions and answers with Adam Lehman, president and CEO of Hillel International
    Jan 7, 2020, 09:03 AM by Shana Medel
    After serving as chief operating officer and most recently as interim president and CEO of Hillel International, Adam Lehman has become president and CEO of the nearly 100-year-old Jewish organization.
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  • Hillel International Announces Adam Lehman as New President and CEO

    Lehman, Hillel’s interim CEO and former Chief Operating Officer, to prioritize growing talent, resources and innovation to position the Hillel movement for its next 100 years
    Jan 7, 2020, 08:58 AM by Hillel News
    Hillel International today announced Adam Lehman as the organization’s next President and CEO.
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  • Hidden strength

    How being an introvert helped me build Jewish community at Hillel
    Jan 6, 2020, 11:52 AM by Becca Sturm
    Forget youth group retreats, summer camps and barbeques. There was something about walking into a large ballroom or social hall of a congregation I had no affiliation with surrounded by thousands of other Jews that terrified me.
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  • The secret Jewish history of The Matrix

    Queens College Hillel’s night at the movies
    Dec 19, 2019, 13:43 PM by Hillel News
    Queens College Hillel presented its very first Movie Night on Nov. 7. at the Hillel Ellen Koppelman Lounge, where participants discussed the Jewish interpretation of 1999 film The Matrix.
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  • More than 1,100 Hillel professionals, stakeholders and partners gather for Hillel International Global Assembly

    Dec 12, 2019, 09:14 AM by Shana Medel
    “We embrace our challenges with tenacity, and we emerge even stronger.”
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  • Hillel professionals, campuses recognized at Hillel International Global Assembly

    Dec 11, 2019, 22:22 PM by Shana Medel
    Hillel International presented more than 20 awards to its talented professionals and campuses at its sixth-annual Global Assembly, held at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center.
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  • Hillel International Global Assembly Brings 1,100 Campus Professionals, Partners and Stakeholders to Atlanta

    Dec 5, 2019, 09:32 AM by Hillel News
    Hillel International, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world, will bring more than 1,100 Hillel professionals, partners and stakeholders from 13 countries together next week in Atlanta for the sixth annual Hillel International Global Assembly and third annual Hillel International Global Leadership Conference for volunteer leaders.
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  • 2018 Top 60 Jewish Schools

    Nov 22, 2019, 15:34 PM by Hillel News
    Below are the lists of the 2018 Top 60 Schools by Jewish Student Population, as published in the Hillel College Guide Magazine and on Hillel's College Guide web page. See all of our Top 60 Lists from prior years.
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  • Matthew Bronfman, Yonah Schiller to Be Honored by Hillel International in May

    The largest Jewish campus organization will also recognize Cornell University President Martha Pollack
    Nov 22, 2019, 15:11 PM by Hillel News
    In recognition of their years of service and leadership to the Hillel movement and broader Jewish community, Hillel International will honor philanthropist Matthew Bronfman, Chairman and CEO of BHB Holdings, and Yonah Schiller, Executive Director of Tulane Hillel, at its annual Spring Celebration, recognizing outstanding Jewish life on campus, on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in New York City.
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  • Duly noted

    Fostering creativity and connection through music
    Nov 22, 2019, 12:15 PM by Hillel News
    For Noah Shufutinsky, Hillel isn’t just the center of Jewish life on campus, it’s his home away from home. So it’s not surprising that’s where the incoming junior first turned when he wanted feedback about his musical alter ego.
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