Topic: Antisemitism

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A Passover Call to Action for College and University Presidents

Over the past 72 hours, the campuses of Columbia University, Barnard College, and Yale University have become increasingly hostile and unsafe spaces for Jewish students and staff, as threatening and unlawful antisemitic, anti-Israel protests have been allowed to rage unchecked.  At these schools, Jewish and Israeli students, faculty, and speakers have been repeatedly verbally harassed, […]

Hillel’s Virtual College Prep Webinar Continues with a Deep Dive into Campus Antisemitism

Since the attack on Israel on October 7, antisemitism has risen to historically high levels in the U.S. and around the world, including on college campuses.  In the second installment of Hillel’s Virtual College Prep Webinar series, Jewish college students and professional leaders led a session entitled “Careful Considerations: Antisemitism on Campus,” focusing on what  […]

87% of Jewish High School Parents Say Rising Antisemitism Since October 7 Is Impacting College Selection, New Hillel Poll Finds

Nearly two-thirds of Jewish high school families (64%) have eliminated colleges and universities from consideration due to antisemitism WASHINGTON – Parents of Jewish high school juniors and seniors applying to colleges and universities are more engaged in the college decision process, more attuned to rising antisemitism, crossing campuses off their lists because of antisemitism, and […]

AJC and Hillel International Expand Partnership to Counter Antisemitism on Campus

Expanded Work Aims to More Deeply Engage College and University Administrators on Responding to Antisemitism through AJC’s Academic Affairs and Hillel’s Campus Climate Initiative New York, NY – American Jewish Committee (AJC) and Hillel International today announced that they are expanding their partnership to deepen the organizations’ critical work with college and university presidents and […]

35+ Colleges and Universities Join Hillel’s Flagship Campus Climate Initiative to Combat Antisemitism on Campus

Administrators from 75 colleges and universities, including all 10 University of California schools, now participating in Hillel’s program to counter antisemitism WASHINGTON – As Jewish college students across the United States and Canada experience an unprecedented rise in antisemitism following the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, more than 35 colleges and universities, including […]

At Hillel’s Israel Summit, Natan Sharansky Gives a Call to Action

Hillel International’s recent Israel Summit brought together thought leaders, visionaries, and inspiring speakers, along with over 800 students from North America. A standout moment was the plenary featuring the Hon. Natan Sharansky, a lifelong advocate for human rights and democracy, renowned for his role as a political dissident in the former Soviet Union.  In conversation […]

Majority of Jewish Students Dissatisfied with Universities’ Lack of Response Since Oct. 7, New Survey Finds

More than half of Jewish college students say they have been impacted by antisemitism on campus since Hamas’ terrorist attack on Israel, say further support from university administrations is needed WASHINGTON – Jewish college students are increasingly frustrated with the lack of response from university presidents and leadership to ongoing antisemitism on campus since October […]

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, We’re Still Here

I was eight years old the first time I went to the Holocaust museum in Washington, D.C. Even though it was more than ten years ago, I still remember how I felt exploring the Daniel’s Story exhibit and learning about Jewish children, just like me, who experienced  the Holocaust. It made the Holocaust feel real […]

Spread Cream Cheese, Not Hate Racks Up Over 5,000 Signatures Against Antisemitism

This week, University of Florida (UF) Hillel hosted its fifth annual Spread Cream Cheese, Not Hate event. Created as a program to combat antisemitism and all forms of hate, on-campus at the University of Florida and across all communities, Jewish and non-Jewish Bagel Day student volunteers set up stations across campus, inviting Gator Nation to sign the Spread Cream Cheese, Not Hate pledge. Signers received a free bagel and cream cheese in appreciation.