In keeping with the core Jewish principle of nurturing the mind, body, and spirit, Hillel International recently awarded 29 grants to support student wellness. These microgrants, totaling more than $25,000, not only promote student connection, relaxation, and belonging, but they also serve to mitigate the impact of rising antisemitism on college campuses following Hamas’ attack […]
Nearly Three-Quarters of Jewish Students Experienced or Witnessed Antisemitism on Campus, New Survey Finds
A new study released today from ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) and Hillel International found 73 percent of Jewish college students and 44 percent of non-Jewish students have experienced or witnessed antisemitism since the start of the 2023-2024 school year.
More Than One-Third of Jewish College Students Are Forced to Hide Their Jewish Identity, New Hillel Poll Finds
New survey of Jewish college students since Oct. 7 Hamas attack finds that more than 35 percent of of Jewish students say there has been violence or acts of hate targeting Jews on their campus.
November 15, 2023 — Hillel International’s President and CEO Adam Lehman testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means today in a hearing titled “From Ivory Towers to Dark Corners: Investigating the Nexus Between Antisemitism, Tax-Exempt Universities, and Terror Financing.” Also testifying were Talia Dror, Student at Cornell University […]
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 […]
Sigd (pronounced sihgd with one syllable) is celebrated on the 29th of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan, exactly 50 days after Yom Kippur (this year it’s on November 12-13).
250+ University Leaders Join Hillel International and the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles for Summit on Campus Antisemitism
LOS ANGELES — At a time of unprecedented antisemitism on college campuses, more than 250 university administrators from across the Western U.S. universities convened at the University of Southern California (USC) for a summit co-hosted by Hillel International, the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, USC, and USC Hillel on Monday and Tuesday. The leaders […]
Hillel International, ADL (the Anti-Defamation League), the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP today announced the Campus Antisemitism Legal Line (CALL), a free legal protection helpline for students who have experienced antisemitism.
We know the brutal terrorist attack by Hamas on Israel on October 7, subsequent war between Israel and Hamas, and impact on college campuses can be overwhelming for many Jewish students. Wondering how you can support your student through this incredibly difficult time? Hagar Ben-Eliezer, Berkeley Hillel Wellness Therapist, suggests the following strategies:
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.