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  • Passover Sameach!

    Apr 24, 2019, 09:53 AM by Shana Medel
    It’s that time of year — the one where Jewish people around the world munch on cardboard for eight days (seven days in Israel).
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  • Meet the 2019 Masa-Hillel Fellows

    Apr 23, 2019, 11:44 AM by Hillel News


    We are so excited to welcome our sixth cohort of Masa-Hillel Fellows. The fellowship is a six-month professional development seminar designed to prepare current Masa participants for Hillel work.
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  • Hillels around the world participate in Good Deeds Day

    Apr 8, 2019, 14:24 PM by Shana Medel
    Inspired by their social action values, Hillel students from across the globe participated in Good Deeds Days, an international day of volunteering. Below are highlights from their volunteer projects:
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  • Mental health advocate Marc Fein leads wellness workshop at Rutgers Hillel

    Apr 4, 2019, 13:39 PM by Hillel News
    Over 50 Jewish students took a step back on Tuesday night to look inward. They gathered at Rutgers University Hillel for a mental health workshop led by renowned Jewish educator and mental health advocate Marc Fein.
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  • Tech fair brings Israeli start-ups to American University

    Apr 1, 2019, 17:06 PM by Hillel News
    Students and Israeli entrepreneurs came together at American University Thursday evening for the annual Start-Up Nation Tech Fair.
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  • Get your shovels ready

    Hillels rebuild communities on Alternative Spring Breaks
    Mar 27, 2019, 11:22 AM by Shana Medel
    Hillel students ditched their sandals for work boots this spring break to help communities in need. More than 30 campuses across the United States participated in Alternative Spring Breaks, volunteering in neighboring states and countries around the world.
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  • Purim Sameach!

    Mar 21, 2019, 10:50 AM by Shana Medel
    Hillel students from around the world celebrated Purim, a raucous holiday that recounts how the Jewish people were saved from persecution in the ancient Persian empire.
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  • Easing the load

    Hillels across the nation help alleviate the financial burden of college
    Mar 18, 2019, 10:13 AM by Sophia Durose and Kayla Steinberg
    Anastasia “Anya” Esther looks forward to pairing her Friday night challah with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Hillel’s famous savory “green dip.” By tradition, she’ll acquire the recipe for when she graduates from UWM.
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  • Understanding Diversity

    Questions and Answers with Hillel professional Sheila Katz, contributor to new interfaith book
    Mar 15, 2019, 14:41 PM by Shana Medel
    Sheila Katz, vice president of student engagement and leadership at Hillel International, is a featured writer in the newly published guidebook, “Educating About Religious Diversity and Interfaith Engagement: A Handbook for Student Affairs” (Stylus Publishing).
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  • Hunter Hillel organizes women’s panel in honor of International Women’s Day

    Mar 11, 2019, 15:09 PM by Hillel News
    Surrounded by a group of strong women growing up, Natasha Shifrin was always told, “There’s nothing you can’t do.” She took it to heart and worked diligently to rise to the role of head of global sales at Sisense.
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  • Community building

    Mar 6, 2019, 09:27 AM by Shana Medel
    Isaac Kurtz, a Hillel International Springboard Fellow at Hunter College Hillel, was raised in the “Jewish bubble.”
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  • Advocates for Inclusion

    Hillel delegation takes to Capitol Hillel for ninth annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day
    Feb 26, 2019, 16:11 PM by Hillel News
    Students from Washington, D.C. area Hillels joined current and former Hillel professionals on Capitol Hill Tuesday for Jewish Disability Advocacy Day.
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  • Mindfulness Over Matter

    Feb 20, 2019, 13:41 PM by Joshua Needelman
    Noah Etessami needed a nap. It was too early to head home for the day, though, so he called an audible. He went to the University of Southern California Hillel’s wellness lounge, hopped in the bed and closed his eyes.
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  • Better late than never

    Feb 19, 2019, 16:22 PM by Ashley Radparvar & Selah Maya Zighelboim
    Brianna Patek has never forgotten the stories her parents told her about their former lives as Jews living in Ukraine.
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  • Shalom Y'all

    Hillel helps Jewish students in the South find their place
    Feb 19, 2019, 15:59 PM by Paige Gutter
    What’s that thing on the door?” asked Jackson, class of ’21, of his Duke University roommate and Blue Devils football teammate, Daniel Karlin. Jackson hails from Highland Park, Texas, an area outside of Dallas where fewer than 1 percent of residents are Jewish.
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  • Hillel Talks 2018

    Feb 15, 2019, 16:23 PM by Hillel News
    Hillel International created Hillel Talks in 2017 to showcase the wisdom, creativity and passion embodied by the voices in the movement.
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  • Two Jews, Three Opinions

    Questions and answers with Abraham Waserstein, founder of Collegiate Moot Beit Din
    Feb 15, 2019, 16:09 PM by Shana Medel
    Is it permissible to torture terrorists according to halacha? Are the #MeToo whisper networks a form of lashon harah?
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  • A leg up

    How Hillel gave me a competitive advantage in the workplace
    Feb 15, 2019, 09:35 AM by Chad Finkelstein
    After a hectic first week of classes, I found something familiar: Shabbat services and dinner with Hillel.
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  • Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt delves into anti-Semitism at Hillel International

    Feb 13, 2019, 16:48 PM by Shana Medel
    Renowned Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt spoke to more than 170 Hillel professionals on Wednesday about her latest book, “Antisemitism: Here and Now.”
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  • Q&A with Maiya Chard-Yaron, executive director of Texas Hillel

    Jan 30, 2019, 10:13 AM by Hillel News
    In recognition of her leadership in Jewish education over the past 10 years, the Covenant Foundation named Maiya Chard-Yaron a 2018 Pomegranate Prize recipient.
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