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AJC and Hillel International Expand Partnership to Counter Antisemitism on Campus

Expanded Work Aims to More Deeply Engage College and University Administrators on Responding to Antisemitism through AJC’s Academic Affairs and Hillel’s Campus Climate Initiative New York, NY – American Jewish Committee (AJC) and Hillel International today announced that they are expanding their partnership to deepen the organizations’ critical work with college and university presidents and […]

IACT Coordinator Dan Kling Shares His Love for Israel with Students

IACT (Inspired, Active, Committed, Transformed) professionals are elevating the field of Israel engagement and education on campus. They work to support students on a journey of Jewish learning before, during, and after immersive Israel experiences — sparking a lifelong relationship with Israel for thousands of students. Active on 34 campuses across the United States, IACT […]

How to Fight BDS on U.S. Campuses and Win

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in The Jerusalem Post on March 21, 2024. Is your university facing a boycott, divestment, and sanction (BDS) resolution in student government targeting Israel? Earlier this year, The Ohio State University grappled with a BDS referendum, and the outcome proved unprecedented.  About a month ago, students in the […]

35+ Colleges and Universities Join Hillel’s Flagship Campus Climate Initiative to Combat Antisemitism on Campus

Administrators from 75 colleges and universities, including all 10 University of California schools, now participating in Hillel’s program to counter antisemitism WASHINGTON – As Jewish college students across the United States and Canada experience an unprecedented rise in antisemitism following the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, more than 35 colleges and universities, including […]

What Even IS Purim? Part Two: How is Purim celebrated?

Later this week, Jewish people around the world will celebrate Purim, commemorating the deliverance of the Jews of ancient Persia from persecution. In the first part of this series, we learned about the story of the holiday and explained why we love it so much! This final story in the series explores the various ways […]

What Even IS Purim? Part One: The Story Behind the Holiday

In late March, Jewish people around the world will celebrate Purim, a holiday commemorating the deliverance of the Jews of ancient Persia from persecution. In part one of this two-part series, Hillel International is exploring the story behind the holiday – and why we love it so much! When does the story of Purim take […]

Leadership Matters: A Note from Adam Lehman

Dear Friends, Leadership matters. This maxim applies in all contexts, though it’s especially true in times of challenge. Unfortunately, Jewish college students are familiar with such difficult times, as they continue to face extreme conflict and related violence, harassment, intimidation, and threats directed at them on campus.  In this context, it was truly inspiring to […]