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Behind the Scenes at HIGA 2022

In reflecting on the lessons learned and connections made last week at HIGA, we asked Hillel professionals from throughout the movement to share their highs, lows, and biggest takeaways from their HIGA 2022 experience. 

Honoring Award-Winning Hillels & Professionals

After an amazing week of connecting, learning, and celebrating 100 years of Hillel’s impact, the Awards Dinner at the 2022 Hillel International Global Assembly (HIGA) was an evening full of recognition for professionals who embody Hillel’s mission. It was particularly powerful and poignant to share a moment of gratitude and awe for the Hillel professionals […]

Hillel International Marks Start of 100th Year Building Vibrant Jewish Community on Campus, Launches $150M Campaign

“As we celebrate our past, we work to build our future,” – CEO Adam Lehman WASHINGTON – Hillel International, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world, is celebrating its centennial – marking 100 years since the first Hillel was established in 1923. The organization will kick off a year-long celebration of campus Jewish life […]

Meeting the Second Gentleman, Shofar in Hand

And yet, on September 22, 2022, I became the first person ever to blow the shofar at the Vice President’s residence, the Naval Observatory. This is an honor I will be proud of for the rest of my life. (My parents are proud, too.) I’m extremely thankful for the opportunity to have attended the interfaith Rosh Hashanah event, and I feel immensely proud of myself for completing the task of blowing the shofar in such exciting—and intimidating—conditions.

High Holiday Roundup

From service-oriented programs like Reverse Tashlich to apples and honey taste tests to a variety of traditional and creative services, Hillel students and staff members have been celebrating growth, joy, and wellness in the new year.