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RootOne Trips Plant the Seeds of Connection to Israel: Part Two

Anyone who’s participated in a group trip to Israel can attest to how powerful and transformative that experience can be. But there’s something particularly special about visiting Israel as a teen, and that’s where RootOne comes in.  RootOne helps thousands of Jewish students travel to Israel each summer, providing funding for teens ages to visit […]

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RootOne Trips Plant the Seeds of Connection to Israel: Part One

Anyone who’s participated in a group trip to Israel can attest to how powerful and transformative that experience can be. But there’s something particularly special about visiting Israel as a teen, and that’s where RootOne comes in. RootOne helps thousands of Jewish students travel to Israel each summer, providing funding for teens to visit the […]

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 […]

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 […]