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  • “Radical pluralism” gives Hillel of Rockland its unique flair

    Nov 20, 2020, 13:06 PM by Madison Lotenschtein
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    With a diverse population of Jewish students, Hillel of Rockland is practicing “radical pluralism” bringing Jewish students of different backgrounds together.
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  • Deni Avdija on never giving up and prevailing under pressure

    Nov 18, 2020, 15:25 PM by Jared Gans
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    Deni Avdija might be one of this year’s hottest NBA draft picks, but he didn’t always know that basketball would be his destiny.
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  • Challah for Hunger

    Nov 9, 2020, 15:22 PM by Monica Sager
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    Challah for Hunger chapters across the nation are creating a communal space for all students, while fighting food insecurity on campuses— a reality that 39% of college students now face.
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  • Remembering Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks z”l

    Nov 9, 2020, 14:53 PM by Rabbi Benjamin Berger, Hillel International Vice President for Jewish Education
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    Hillel International pays tribute to Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks z”l, a leader of unparalleled stature and influence in today’s Jewish community and beyond.
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  • A Mezuzah for Mary Washington University

    Oct 28, 2020, 12:45 PM by Hillel News
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    An inspiring mezuzah-hanging ceremony on Tuesday officially opened the magnificent new Maxine and Carl D. Silver Hillel Center at Mary Washington University in Fredericksburg, VA.
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  • Young, Rural and Jewish

    Oct 23, 2020, 09:53 AM by Mikhal Ben-Joseph
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    From a young age, Marisa Swanson was instructed to lie about her Jewish faith if anyone in her small town asked.
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  • It All STEMs from Here

    Hillels are engaging STEM students by fusing academics with Judaism
    Oct 16, 2020, 12:30 PM by Dionna Dash
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    Campus Hillels have taken note of the rising importance of STEM fields and have responded by creating spaces for Jewish coders, mathematicians and scientists to unite.
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  • Princeton Hillel launches Shabbat Wellness Initiative to support students during coronavirus

    Oct 16, 2020, 11:56 AM by Naomi Hess
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    The Princeton University Hillel: Center for Jewish Life launched a new Shabbat Wellness Initiative this fall to help students deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their mental health.
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  • Hillel, Secure Community Network Launch Program to Enhance Security on College Campuses

    Security Director to Provide Support and Training Throughout Hillel Movement
    Oct 8, 2020, 10:11 AM by Hillel News
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    Hillel International and the Secure Community Network announced today the launch of the Hillel Safety and Security Program to provide security support, training, and incident response across the Hillel movement.
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  • Gift of Life and Hillel find bone marrow donors for thousands in need

    Oct 6, 2020, 12:22 PM by Monica Sager
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    With a giant cotton swab, Ryan Woloshin scratched the inside of his cheek in January 2014. The sample was then repackaged and sent to a lab to identify human leukocyte antigen markers in his blood and bone marrow.
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  • Hillels strengthen wellness programs to meet student needs amid coronavirus

    Oct 6, 2020, 11:06 AM by Jason Beeferman
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    Before the pandemic, Marlon Sherman regularly participated in weekly meditations along with his fellow Brown University-Rhode Island School of Design Hillel students.
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  • Shalom from the Midwest

    Hillel helps students attending Midwestern universities find and maintain their Jewish identities
    Oct 5, 2020, 10:57 AM by Madison Lotenschtein
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    When sophomore Anna Lauria first arrived at the University of Iowa, she was scared to walk into Iowa Hillel because she didn’t know as much about her faith as she would have liked.
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  • ‘Voting is loving thy neighbor'

    Hillel International’s MitzVote initiative is helping Jewish students prepare for November’s election
    Oct 1, 2020, 14:43 PM by Dionna Dash
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    Even in a normal election cycle, college students consistently face barriers when navigating the voting process, including confusion over registration and where to vote.
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  • Challah, Candles and Six Feet

    How Hillels are safely adapting Shabbat gatherings in the coronavirus era
    Sep 30, 2020, 11:51 AM by Andrew Rowan
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    Candles? Check. Challah? Check. Six feet of distance between chairs? Check.
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  • ‘Hillel welcomed me with open arms’

    One year after a gunman attempted to storm the Halle synagogue, Hillel Germany is moving forward with strength on Yom Kippur.
    Sep 17, 2020, 16:00 PM by Shana Medel
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    Rabbi Rebecca Blady narrowly escaped a massacre last Yom Kippur.
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  • Hillel in 2020: A year in three acts

    Sep 17, 2020, 15:11 PM by Adam Lehman
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    As philosopher and playwright Mike Tyson once said: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”
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  • Hillels reimagine High Holiday observances amid coronavirus restrictions

    Sep 14, 2020, 12:42 PM by Monica Sager
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    For most High Holidays Sophie Koval, 20, would typically join her peers at West Chester University Hillel for a Rosh Hashanah dinner and Yom Kippur break fast meal.
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  • Masks, Majors and Mentors

    Hillels welcome freshmen with virtual programs during coronavirus
    Sep 8, 2020, 17:22 PM by Dionna Dash
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    With only one day’s notice, Ronni Isenberg suddenly had to pivot all of her plans for in-person activities to a virtual format.
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  • Hillel International Writers Program announces first cohort

    Meet the student journalists who will cover Hillel happenings in 2020
    Sep 2, 2020, 11:51 AM by Hillel News
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    Hillel International announced the six members of the inaugural Writers Program, a five-month opportunity for Jewish undergraduate students interested in journalism.
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  • Time to launch

    Questions and Answers with budding entrepreneur Michael Matias
    Aug 26, 2020, 13:50 PM by Shana Medel
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    Within each entrepreneur is the secret ingredients to success — insatiable curiosity and passion.
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