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).
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 […]
Graduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently traveled to Argentina with MIT Hillel to learn about the Jewish community in Buenos Aires. Here are some of their thoughts and reflections about their experience:
RootOne is an organization that helps thousands of Jewish teens travel to Israel during their high school years. Many of those students go on to become leaders in their campus Hillels. The stories of these transformative trips are a snapshot into what inspires students to become leaders who are proud of their Jewish identities. Stay tuned as we share more of their stories.
As I head into the last week of my undergraduate career, I’m reflecting on how much I’ve grown in the past four years, and how many unpredictable life events shaped my college journey.
Lag Ba’Omer is the 33rd day of the Omer, the period of time on the Jewish calendar between Passover and Shavuot, the holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.
“I’m Jewish and I love to run” is the unifying passion shared by each student organizer of Ritzah: The Jewish Running Project. From across the United States and Israel, these enthusiastic runners came together in early 2022 to find ways to lift up other students who were searching for ways to integrate their Jewish identities with their love of running.
Laser Tag and Puppies and More, Oh My! Hillel International Meets Jewish Teens at BBYO International Convention
For the second year in a row, Hillel International joined BBYO and 3,500 Jewish teens for BBYO International Convention (BBYO IC), the largest BBYO event of the year, which took place over President’s Day weekend in Dallas, Texas.
Hillel taught me what it meant to have a community, a kehillah, that I could count on and trust to never judge me. I learned to find my voice and use it to inspire others. I have begun to trust myself and be proud of who I am and what I do.