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Top Five Moments from the Campus Climate Initiative’s Annual Retreat

This week, Case Western Reserve University and John Carroll University co-hosted the second annual retreat for members of the Campus Climate Initiative (CCI), a collaboration between Hillel International, higher education administrators, and campus-based Hillel professionals aimed at ensuring a positive, safe campus experience for Jewish students. From the opening remarks, featuring a conversation between Case […]

Trying to Capture Still Moments of Jewish Time

Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared on Havurah.  Moshe Sopher-Harelick is a photographer in his final semester at Parsons. He sees his art as a mechanism to show the world his Judaism through a medium that’s accessible to all. Havurah and Hillel sat down with Moshe to talk about his photography, being […]

Top Ten Moments from Hillel International’s 2024 Israel Summit

On February 25, Hillel International kicked off a two-day summit focused on Israel and countering antisemitism and efforts to delegitimize the state of Israel on college campuses. Atlanta played host to over 1,000 people — including more than 800 students! — at the 2024 Hillel International Israel Summit, the largest-ever gathering of Israel-focused student leaders […]

800+ Campus Leaders Convene for Hillel’s Israel Summit

Largest pro-Israel student gathering this year features remarks from key leaders, thought-provoking masterclass sessions and moments of togetherness ATLANTA – More than 800 pro-Israel student leaders convened in Atlanta for Hillel International’s Israel Summit – the largest gathering of Jewish college students this year focused on Israel and countering anti-Jewish hate, at a time of […]

IACT Grants Awarded to Five Additional Campuses

Hillel International is proud to announce the expansion of the IACT (Inspired, Active, Committed, Transformed) Program to five new campuses, with grants awarded to Hillel Ontario – Hillel TMU (formerly Hillel Ryerson), Towson University Hillel, Hofstra University Hillel, Hillel at Drexel University, and Arizona State University Hillel. These IACT Bridge Grants are to transition a […]

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 […]

What’s better than a Hillel love story?

At Hillel, love stories unfold in the most unexpected places! When Katya and Vova attended a Hanukkah party at Hillel Minsk in December 2022, the last thing they expected was to find romance.  Hillel Minsk hosted a huge Hanukkah party for members of the community, with 350 participants in attendance. There was entertainment and dancing […]

The Art of Jewish Expression

For as long as Judaism has existed, Jews have created art as a way of expressing and engaging with religious life and tradition.  While I grew  up in a modern Orthodox community, a big part of my adult life has been forming friendships in a variety of Jewish spaces, exploring the diversity of the Jewish […]