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Two-Line Torah: Pinchas 5776–Agents of Change

College can feel like the desert; we spend years sorting out how to shed the rules and assumptions of the homes and societies we come from, and gradually become self-defined, independent adults.

Rolling out the welcome mat

Each year, freshmen start college and seek out a new home away from home on campus. They’re leaving behind family, friends and a routine ingrained in them for most of their young adult lives. A new environment can be overwhelming, as Sarah Holtz discovered last year when she arrived at Pennsylvania State University. Local Hillels […]

New York Philanthropist to Lead Hillel International Board of Directors

WASHINGTON – Hillel International, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world, announced today the election of Tina Price as chair of its board of directors. With more than 20 years of experience in Jewish philanthropy, including six years on the Hillel International Board of Directors, Price will use her new position to guide the […]

Hillel’s Summer Reading List

The school year is over and the dog days of summer are just beginning. Hillel International staff are busy gearing up for the Class of 2020’s arrival on campus this fall, but even the busiest staff have the chance to take a break with a good book this summer. Here’s what’s on their reading lists.

10 Days Is All It Takes To Change Your Life

Reflecting on my recent Birthright Israel trip through Hillel International, I would never have imagined that a 10-day trip with strangers could affect me so profoundly.

Two-Line Torah: Korach 5776–Jealousy

In the process of self-exploration and relationship building that, in part, defines the college experience, encountering jealousy is entirely natural.