For Jacob Brickman, involvement in Hillel as an undergraduate led him to Springboard, which has laid the groundwork for him to flourish in his current role as the Jewish Education Coordinator at Hillel Western in Toronto, Ontario.
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 […]
This week, students gathered together at Dillard University to kick off a series of unity dinners, aimed at bringing together students from Black and Jewish communities.
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.
Dear Friends, With winter break behind us and the spring semester underway on campus, I am feeling renewed by the many opportunities that await us in 2024: the launch of our Hillel International Scholarships, which will award $150,000 to 20 exceptional students; recruitment for Cohort Tet (nine) of our Springboard Fellowship , which we anticipate […]
Every Springboard Fellow brings something unique and special to the fellowship that makes the impact of their work meaningful to their students. For Urban Seiberg (they/them), a First Year Springboard Fellow at Florida State University (FSU) Hillel, their unique contribution is being a supporter of queer Jewish students on campus and being a safe resource […]
Campus Hillels across North America are finding ways to tie together their Jewish connection to the land with sustainability and environmental practices. Check out these stories from three Hillels partnering with local farms to make a difference.
The journeys Springboard Fellows take to become part of the Hillel community are as unique and diverse as the Fellows themselves. For Olivia Rosenblum, a second-year Fellow at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, her journey started with something very unexpected: shopping for pajamas. Olivia didn’t grow up with an active Jewish community, and becoming part […]
It’s cold, it’s snowing, the trees are bare… in many parts of the world, that is. But in Israel, the earliest flowers are starting to bloom and it’s time to celebrate a Jewish holiday called Tu Bishvat.
Since the start of Hamas-Israel war, college campuses have experienced a historic increase in antisemitic incidents, and mental health and wellness support for Jewish students, and the Hillel professionals who support them, has never been more critical. A pulse-survey of Hillel directors highlighted that additional wellness programs and counseling services were needed to support Hillel […]