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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. 

Adam Lehman Testifies in Front of House Committee on Ways and Means

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 […]

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 […]

Colleges Must Support Their Jewish Students Without Equivocation

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.