In the most comprehensive examination of its approach to working with students ever published, Hillel's newly-released monograph "Hillel's Journey: Distinctively Jewish, Universally Human" reveals new methodologies for student engagement.
"Students’ talents set loose on the richness of the Jewish tradition will produce dynamic Jewish communities at colleges and universities," writes monograph author Beth Cousens, Hillel director for Organizational Learning. "Hillel's challenge should be to unlock students’ talents, to help students apply their creativity to their Jewishness."
The monograph begins by examining research on today's generation of students, the so-called "Millennials," conducted as part of the organization's strategic planning process. It then provides a detailed plan for working with these young people.
The monograph outlines five "guideposts" to Hillel's student work:
1. Students have power, talent, and passion.
2. Judaism has power, meaning, and value.
3. Engagement is continual and Jewish community is not dichotomous: students flow easily between involvement and detachment from the Jewish community.
4. Hillel needs high content and low boundaries.
5. Hillel must be smarter and more collaborative.
Download "Hillel's Journey" or contact Ann Ferrine for complimentary copies.
"Hillel's Journey" (PDF File 953Kb)
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