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At Hillel’s Israel Summit, Natan Sharansky Gives a Call to Action

Hillel International’s recent Israel Summit brought together thought leaders, visionaries, and inspiring speakers, along with over 800 students from North America. A standout moment was the plenary featuring the Hon. Natan Sharansky, a lifelong advocate for human rights and democracy, renowned for his role as a political dissident in the former Soviet Union.  In conversation […]

Go to the Students: Our Reflections on Hillel International’s Israel Summit

More than 800 college students from across North America gathered in Atlanta for Hillel International’s third Israel Summit in late February to learn from foremost experts, widely acclaimed journalists and influencers, and the full delegation of Jewish Agency for Israel Fellows. Following the horrific attacks on October 7th and the ensuing vitriolic antisemitism experienced by […]

Top Five Moments from the Campus Climate Initiative’s Annual Retreat

This week, Case Western Reserve University and John Carroll University co-hosted the second annual retreat for members of the Campus Climate Initiative (CCI), a collaboration between Hillel International, higher education administrators, and campus-based Hillel professionals aimed at ensuring a positive, safe campus experience for Jewish students. From the opening remarks, featuring a conversation between Case […]

Trying to Capture Still Moments of Jewish Time

Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared on Havurah.  Moshe Sopher-Harelick is a photographer in his final semester at Parsons. He sees his art as a mechanism to show the world his Judaism through a medium that’s accessible to all. Havurah and Hillel sat down with Moshe to talk about his photography, being […]

Top Ten Moments from Hillel International’s 2024 Israel Summit

On February 25, Hillel International kicked off a two-day summit focused on Israel and countering antisemitism and efforts to delegitimize the state of Israel on college campuses. Atlanta played host to over 1,000 people — including more than 800 students! — at the 2024 Hillel International Israel Summit, the largest-ever gathering of Israel-focused student leaders […]

800+ Campus Leaders Convene for Hillel’s Israel Summit

Largest pro-Israel student gathering this year features remarks from key leaders, thought-provoking masterclass sessions and moments of togetherness ATLANTA – More than 800 pro-Israel student leaders convened in Atlanta for Hillel International’s Israel Summit – the largest gathering of Jewish college students this year focused on Israel and countering anti-Jewish hate, at a time of […]