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USC Hillel Hosts Commencement Ceremony to Honor Graduates

In the wake of campus protests, arrests, and rising tensions, a number of colleges and universities have chosen to cancel their main commencement ceremonies due to security concerns. This is particularly heartbreaking news for the class of 2024, many of whom missed out on a high school graduation ceremony in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.  […]

Depolarization Should Be a Focus on Campus and Elsewhere

When was the last time you made the choice to sit down and listen to people you disagree with?  Debate and disagreement are as much a part of Jewish tradition as challah on Shabbat. Going back to Talmudic times, Jews have sat down together for deep discussions that encouraged lively and sometimes heated debate. Their […]

A Chance Encounter, A Lasting Legacy: The Power of Hillel

Chance connections at a campus Hillel event have the remarkable ability to change the course of someone’s life — and no one knows that better than Chuck and Nanci Cooper, who celebrate their 50th anniversary this year. Chuck and Nanci met in 1972 during their freshman year at UC Davis at Hillel. In the spring […]

Hillel International Raises $184 Million to Mark Centennial

1,000-person New York gala and summit concludes 18-month campaign marking a century of supporting Jewish students on campus WASHINGTON – Hillel, the world’s largest Jewish campus organization, raised $184 million to support and sustain Jewish life at colleges and universities now and into the future during a time when antisemitism on campus has reached its highest […]

How Hannah Gaffney Weaves Her Jewish Heritage

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Havurah on March 26, 2024. Hannah Gaffney, an emerging artist from Mont Vernon, New Hampshire, is currently enrolled at The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), where she is honing her skills in Fiber. Her portfolio ranges from mixed media collage to bookbinding, weaving to illustrative […]