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  • Hillel CASE Gathers in Israel

    Jun 27, 2022, 15:05 PM by Gabi Kirsch
     
    For 25 years, Hillel in Central Asia and Southeastern Europe (CASE) has played a prominent role in the lives of Jewish students and young adults in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Crimea, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. This February, just three days before the war in Ukraine began, city and country directors from Hillel CASE gathered in Odessa for their bi-annual staff gathering.
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  • Hillel International Announces 2022 Student Leadership Scholarship Recipients

    Students from CT, NY and FL receive special recognition, $4,000 award
    Jun 26, 2022, 21:30 PM by Hillel News
    text saying Hillel International 2022 Scholarship Recipients over pictures of the four students
    Hillel International has selected four young leaders, two in high school and two in college, to receive scholarship awards in recognition of their volunteerism and commitment to their communities.
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  • Hillel International Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Abortion

    Jun 24, 2022, 12:41 PM by Hillel News
    Hillel International logo
    Today is a painful and distressing day for many Americans and Jewish students across the country who believe that each American should have the right to make personal decisions about pregnancy and abortion in a way that is informed by their own beliefs, values, and needs.
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  • AJC Honors Hillels in Ukraine and Indiana for their Resilience and Fight Against Antisemitism

    Jun 22, 2022, 15:21 PM by Hillel News
    The AJC presents a Sharon Greene Award
    American Jewish Committee today honored students at Hillel chapters in the Ukraine city of Kharkiv, and Indiana University, where students marshaled an effort to create campus-wide solidarity in the face of rising acts of antisemitism. The Hillel chapters received the AJC Sharon Greene Award for Campus Advocacy, which recognizes college-based advocates who fight antisemitism and support Jewish life on campus.
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  • Hillel Kharkiv Begins to Rebuild

    Jun 22, 2022, 15:16 PM by Hillel News
    People help to rebuild Hillel Kharkiv
    Instead of celebrating it’s 25th anniversary this spring, the students and staff of Kharkiv Hillel are working tirelessly to repair their space that was heavily damaged by bombing during the war in Ukraine this spring. Volunteers are coming together to rebuild the Hillel building that previously housed 600 Jewish students and young professionals after it was reduced to rubble.
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  • New Hillel International COO Brings Innovative Approach to World’s Largest Jewish Campus Organization

    Shari Merrill brings record of organizational success, creative programming at for-profits and nonprofits, including the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
    Jun 22, 2022, 09:30 AM by Hillel News
    Shari Merrill
    As it approaches its 100th year of serving Jewish students at more than 850 colleges and universities around the world, Hillel International announced that Shari Merrill will serve as its new chief operating officer, beginning later this summer. Merrill comes to Hillel from the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, where as chief impact officer.
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  • Anne Frank tree takes root at University of Iowa

    Jun 9, 2022, 10:51 AM by Rachel Bernstein
    Two students hold shovels as they help to plant the sapling
    A piece of Jewish history has been uprooted from Amsterdam and planted in Iowa City. One sapling grown from an old chestnut tree ​​— which stood outside of the secret annex where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary — was planted at University of Iowa.
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  • Welcoming the Hillel International 2022 Summer Interns

    Jun 8, 2022, 13:42 PM by Hillel News
    Hillel International 2022 Summer Interns
    Hillel International is so excited to welcome our Summer 2022 interns! While these students cannot physically be at Hillel International’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., this talented and diverse group of interns is rolling up their sleeves and working virtually with several different teams across the organization.
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  • Three cheers for the third annual Hillel Global Giving Week

    May 20, 2022, 14:54 PM by Hillel News
    Hillel International Hillel Global Giving Week logo
    It only seems appropriate that in its third year, Hillel Global Giving Week 2022 raised an incredible three million-plus dollars to support Jewish life on campus. Hillel Global Giving Week (HGGW) was launched in May of 2020 to help campus Hillels raise critical funds at the outset the pandemic.
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  • Hillel International Announces 2022-2023 Student Cabinet

    The 17 members of Hillel’s seventh worldwide leadership cohort reflect the organization’s emphasis on inclusion of diverse Jewish backgrounds and experiences
    May 20, 2022, 14:42 PM by Hillel News
    Hillel International Student Cabinet logo
    Hillel International, the largest and most inclusive Jewish campus organization in the world, announced today the 17 members of the 2022-2023 Hillel International Student Cabinet. The cabinet serves as a vehicle to connect the global Jewish student community, and also serves as an advisory council to Hillel International’s leadership in its efforts to engage Jewish college students worldwide.
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  • Hillel seniors sign off with reflections on college experience

    May 19, 2022, 12:51 PM by Gabriel Lesser, Emma Lichtenstein, and Rachel Bernstein
    Alanna Margulies, Harrison Rosengard, and Lauren Milstein
    Hillel seniors are preparing to cross the graduation stage this summer. Meet the soon-to-be college graduates who say the Hillel effect lasts long after they leave campus.
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  • Creating a Home for Myself and Others at Hillel

    May 19, 2022, 10:44 AM by Samantha Brody
    Samantha Brody
    As I’ve continued on my journey, I’ve discovered the importance of creating a space where students of all backgrounds and practices can be Jewish together. Judaism was made accessible to me throughout my first few semesters of college, allowing me to learn and grow Jewishly, and it has been such a rewarding experience to create a space for others to do the same.
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  • Brown/RISD Hillel Fosters Jewish Connection Through Pop-up Art Exhibition

    May 12, 2022, 11:04 AM by Rachel Bernstein
    A painting of two figures sitting at a seder table
    A pop-up art exhibit at Brown/RISD Hillel fostered connectivity between Jewish art lovers, and inspired more students to envision their work on the gallery walls. Motivated by the success, the Hillel has since organized two other art exhibits featuring depictions of Jewish spiritual objects created by more than 30 students.
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  • Penn Hillel Students Inspire Healing…with Jewish Teddy Bears

    Apr 27, 2022, 11:34 AM by Alexandra Goldberg
    A young girl hugs a teddy bear
    Penn Hillel students are comforting people in need of healing — one teddy bear at a time. Audrey Singer, 21, and Aden Horowitz, 21, founded Mishe Bear, a startup that sells plush teddy bears to provide comfort to those who are ill. Each bear holds a customizable note and a heart-shaped card containing the “Mi Sheberach,” a Jewish prayer of healing.
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  • Florida Hillels host “Spread Cream Cheese, Not Hate” Events to Combat Antisemitism

    Apr 26, 2022, 14:32 PM by Emma Lichtenstein
    Amanda Baritz poses holding a clipboard with a QR code on it
    Florida Hillels have found an incredibly successful — and delicious — way to counter antisemitism on college campuses. “Spread Cream Cheese, Not Hate,” which originated at University of Florida Hillel in 2020, spreads awareness about antisemitism. The event is simple: Sign a petition against antisemitism and receive a fresh bagel and T-shirt.
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  • Hillels around the world celebrate Good Deeds Day

    Apr 21, 2022, 09:53 AM by Emma Lichtenstein
    Students pose in a garden by wooden trellises
    Jewish students at more than 80 Hillels around the world came together to celebrate Good Deeds Day, an international day of volunteering on April 3.
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  • Reflections of a Hillel President

    Apr 19, 2022, 17:46 PM by Emma Tick-Raker
    Emma Tick-Raker
    Hillel taught me what it meant to have a community, a kehillah, that I could count on and trust to never judge me. I learned to find my voice and use it to inspire others. I have begun to trust myself and be proud of who I am and what I do.
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  • Hillels Give New Energy, Bring More Students to Shabbat

    Apr 19, 2022, 17:43 PM by Rachel Bernstein
    Students from Hillel for Utah form a Jewish star with their arms
    Stretching from coast to coast, Hillels are reimagining Shabbat experiences to empower students to connect with Judaism and become Jewish leaders. Their creative efforts offer an alternative to traditional Shabbat services, which involve structured prayer in a synagogue.
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  • This Year, In Person

    I’m celebrating Passover at Hillel for the first and last time
    Apr 14, 2022, 10:05 AM by Rachel Bernstein
    Rachel Bernstein wears a white dress and a red graduation stole
    Passover has always been our gateway to come together. A way to see how everyone has grown. But as I neared college, I knew that my seder was going to look different. At least temporarily. I needed to give myself space to find new Passover traditions with my Jewish community on campus.
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  • University Presidents, Diversity Officers Learn New Tools to Address Antisemitism at Summit

    Apr 13, 2022, 17:03 PM by Hillel News
    A white and black sign reads University Presidents Summit on Campus Antisemitism
    College and university presidents and diversity officers from across North America learned best practices and new tactics to improve the campus climate for Jewish students this week at the University Presidents Summit on Campus Antisemitism.
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