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IACT Grants Awarded to Five Additional Campuses

Hillel International is proud to announce the expansion of the IACT (Inspired, Active, Committed, Transformed) Program to five new campuses, with grants awarded to Hillel Ontario – Hillel TMU (formerly Hillel Ryerson), Towson University Hillel, Hofstra University Hillel, Hillel at Drexel University, and Arizona State University Hillel. These IACT Bridge Grants are to transition a […]

Meeting the Jewish leaders of tomorrow at BBYO’s International Convention

Over Presidents Day weekend, the Hillel International Student and Alumni Marketing team traveled to Orlando, Florida for BBYO’s International Convention (IC), the largest gathering of Jewish teen leaders worldwide. Nearly 4,000 high school students from across the country and around the world gathered together for several days of learning, leadership training, celebration, and service. And […]

Majority of Jewish Students Dissatisfied with Universities’ Lack of Response Since Oct. 7, New Survey Finds

More than half of Jewish college students say they have been impacted by antisemitism on campus since Hamas’ terrorist attack on Israel, say further support from university administrations is needed WASHINGTON – Jewish college students are increasingly frustrated with the lack of response from university presidents and leadership to ongoing antisemitism on campus since October […]

What’s better than a Hillel love story?

At Hillel, love stories unfold in the most unexpected places! When Katya and Vova attended a Hanukkah party at Hillel Minsk in December 2022, the last thing they expected was to find romance.  Hillel Minsk hosted a huge Hanukkah party for members of the community, with 350 participants in attendance. There was entertainment and dancing […]

The Art of Jewish Expression

For as long as Judaism has existed, Jews have created art as a way of expressing and engaging with religious life and tradition.  While I grew  up in a modern Orthodox community, a big part of my adult life has been forming friendships in a variety of Jewish spaces, exploring the diversity of the Jewish […]

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.