At the opening session of the 2023 Hillel International Global Assembly (HIGA) on Monday night, Israel took center stage.
On Tuesday, November 14, Hillel International joined an estimated 300,000 supporters at the March for Israel in Washington, D.C. — one of the largest pro-Israel events in American history. Attendees showed support for Israel, for freeing the hostages, and for countering antisemitism on college campuses and in society. To ensure students from across the country […]
Jewish college students are being threatened, harassed, and targeted at increasingly alarming rates. In this difficult and scary time, Hillel wants every Jewish student to know that they are not alone. Whether you are seeking support from your campus Hillel, connecting with Hillel on social media, or leaning on your loved ones — Hillel is here for you.
The recent attacks in Israel have shocked the Jewish community across the nation. At Elon Hillel, we are processing, grieving, and sticking up for our community. As a student leader in the Jewish community, I want to offer comforting and empowering spaces and opportunities for my fellow students, while also dealing with the emotional trauma of losing friends, wondering whether other friends are alive, and watching my people get raped, murdered, and kidnapped.
The heinous terrorist attacks by Hamas on Israeli civilians have been devastating. We can’t even begin to express the pain being felt across the Jewish community as we watch the endless and mounting stories of the more than 1,300 children, teenagers, parents, grandparents, and entire families who have been murdered, kidnapped, and held hostage simply for being Jewish.
While no one text, ritual, or act can bring calm or peace to this moment, we offer One Heart Shabbat, A Hillel Gathering as a way for Jewish students everywhere to join together in solidarity and strength, grounded by love and support as we pray for healing and peace for the State and People of Israel.
Following the devastating attacks on Israel by Hamas terrorists this past weekend, Hillels around the world are holding vigils and rallies to remember and honor the Israelis who were killed, kidnapped, or injured, and to show their solidarity with Israel and Israelis.
IACT (Inspired, Active, Committed, Transformed) Coordinators focus on helping students build relationships with their Jewish identities through a deep and authentic connection to Israel.
Hillel International professionals travel all over the U.S. and the world to interact with Jewish students; visiting campus Hillels, staffing Birthright Israel trips, and running immersive experiences throughout the summer. On this particular trip to Israel, Hillel International staff members attended a unique event that brought together 5,000 Jewish American high school students who were […]
My story begins with other people’s stories; namely, my grandmother’s. I was born in Rishon L’Tzion a few years after my family emigrated from Belarus to Israel, and I spent the first eight years of my life listening to my grandmother share her memories. Her stories from life in the Soviet Union were poignant and became part of my identity and sense of self.