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  • I got a double mastectomy while in college. I couldn’t have done it without my dad.

    Jul 24, 2019, 17:18 PM by Chloe Laverson
    When I tell people that my dad performed my double mastectomy, their first question is, “Isn’t that illegal?” The second is, “Wasn’t that weird?”
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  • Meet Hillel International’s 2019 Summer Interns

    Jul 17, 2019, 15:03 PM by Hillel News
    The start of summer means another cohort of talented college students have arrived at the Schusterman International Center in Washington D.C. to start their internships at Hillel International. Each intern has a unique story about their Jewish journey, their passion for the Hillel movement and their goals for the future.
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  • Ten-hut!

    Military hopefuls find thriving Jewish community at Hillel
    Jul 10, 2019, 14:01 PM by Shana Medel
    Noah Carlen made his bed, shined his shoes and donned his uniform before most bleary-eyed college students were even tempted to hit the snooze button.
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  • Hillel International, Central Synagogue, and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Announce Hiring of Reform Rabbis to Strengthen Jewish Life on College Campuses

    Partnership will bring Reform rabbis to the campuses of UCLA and Brandeis University and rabbinic interns to Ohio State, Princeton and USC
    Jul 8, 2019, 16:30 PM by Hillel News
    Hillel International is thrilled to announce the hiring of two Reform rabbis to work as Senior Jewish Educators on the UCLA and Brandeis University campuses.
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  • Hillel International Welcomes Interim CEO and New Board Chair

    Hillel COO Adam Lehman begins tenure as Interim CEO of largest campus Jewish organization
    Jul 1, 2019, 10:09 AM by Hillel News
    Today, Adam Lehman will take the helm of the world’s largest campus Jewish organization as Interim CEO after serving as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer since 2015.
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  • Building the Jewish future

    Questions and answers with Adam Lehman, interim CEO of Hillel International
    Jul 1, 2019, 09:19 AM by Shana Medel
    Starting this week, Adam Lehman, chief operating officer of Hillel International, is stepping up to lead as interim CEO of the nearly 100-year-old Jewish organization.
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  • Make a Splash

    Eckerd College Hillel’s Scubi Jew Club Aims to Save the Seas
    Jun 24, 2019, 10:32 AM by Shana Medel
    The seas are calm this morning as Ellie Foden heads for the stern of Ally’s Way, a 34-foot SeaRay vessel owned by Eckerd College Hillel in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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  • Scout’s Honor

    Jun 24, 2019, 09:43 AM by Shana Medel
    Isabella Gutierrez giggles as she kneads challah alongside nine other students. Its doughy texture reminds her of Play-Doh.
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  • What they’re reading

    We asked Hillel students and professionals what’s on their summer reading list
    Jun 19, 2019, 14:38 PM by Hillel News
    What’s a summer good for if not to relax by the beach, drink some iced tea and catch up on your favorite page-turner? From romance and religion to history and mystery, Hillel students and professionals offer their summer recommendations.
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  • Amplifying Jewish voices

    Jun 11, 2019, 13:25 PM by Shana Medel
    Leora Match, 24, wears many hats — singer-songwriter, Jewish educator, community builder.
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  • L’Dough V’Dough

    Hillel at Stanford students braid challah with Holocaust survivors
    Jun 6, 2019, 12:56 PM by Hillel News
    April Ball ’21, a student at Stanford University, and Stephanie Jacobs, a Los Angeles photographer and instructional designer, traveled to Europe last summer to conduct interviews with Holocaust survivors in the Netherlands and Belgium.
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  • Building the Jewish future

    Philanthropists Allen and Deanna Alevy support seven small, under-resourced Hillels
    Jun 5, 2019, 14:36 PM by Shana Medel
    A successful entrepreneur and real estate mogul, Allen Alevy invests in businesses for the “long game.”
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  • Uniting young Jews around the world

    International Hillel participants represent largest delegation of young leaders at annual AJC Global Forum
    Jun 4, 2019, 11:38 AM by Shana Medel
    For Polina Shchetinina, cross-cultural competence is a necessary skill.
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  • Challenge accepted

    May 31, 2019, 15:42 PM by Shana Medel
    Nalani Haueter, a Hillel International Springboard Fellow at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Hillel, grew accustomed to being one of the only Jewish students in school.
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  • Hillel International Launches Search for New CEO as Eric Fingerhut Becomes Head of Jewish Federations of North America

    May 16, 2019, 14:40 PM by Hillel News
    Hillel International, the largest Jewish student organization in the world, announced today that President and CEO Eric D. Fingerhut will be leaving at the end of June to assume the position of President and CEO for the Jewish Federations of North America.
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  • Happy birthday, Israel!

    May 7, 2019, 12:45 PM by Shana Medel
    Hillel students celebrated the 71st anniversary of Israel's independence with lively parties, art projects and of course, food. Below are scenes from some of the events they organized.
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  • Hillel students honor Holocaust victims for Yom HaShoah

    May 2, 2019, 12:00 PM by Shana Medel
    Hillel students came together on Yom HaShoah to commemorate the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust. Here are some of the memorials and vigils they organized.
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  • Tina Price, Larry Moses, Morton Schapiro to Be Honored This Spring

    The largest Jewish campus organization to recognize contributions of three longtime leaders
    Apr 30, 2019, 10:53 AM by Hillel News
    In recognition of their years of service and leadership, Hillel International will honor Tina Price, chair of Hillel’s board of directors, and Larry Moses, senior advisor to the Wexner Family and Foundation, at its annual Spring Celebration, celebrating Jewish life on campus, on May 21, at Capitale in New York City.
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  • Announcing Hillel International’s 2019-2020 Student Cabinet

    Apr 29, 2019, 12:41 PM by Hillel News
    Hillel International announced today the 19 members of the fourth cohort of the Hillel International Student Cabinet.
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  • Cultural connector

    How I helped build the Russian-speaking Jewish community at Hillel
    Apr 29, 2019, 09:28 AM by Rebecca Grinberg
    I grew up Jew-ish. Emphasis on the ish.
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