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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. 

Planting Seeds for Brighter Days Ahead: A Note from Adam Lehman

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 […]

Small Moments, Big Impact

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 […]

What is Tu B’Shvat?

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. 

Student planting at UVM Hillel Farm

Supporting Mental Health and Wellness When It’s Needed Most

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 […]