Hillel

Working Together to Expand Support for Israel on Campus

11/12/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

 

The Jewish community is rightly concerned with a campus environment that is too often hostile to Israel. Public demonstrations, inflammatory language and personal attacks by anti-Israel organizations seek to exploit the spirit of open debate and public action central to American academic life.

Hillel Taps Eric Fingerhut, Former Congressman, As CEO

07/14/2013 - 20:00

Eric Fingerhut, a former U.S. congressman and leader of Ohio’s system of public universities and colleges, has been tapped to serve as the next president and CEO of Hillel.

For Young Adults Who Can't Access Hillel, Where Is Jewish Life?

Ilyse loves singing Hebrew songs that she learned at Camp Ramah in New England. She loves watching the camp video where she can relive her summer memories as an Amitzim (special needs) camper, laughing with all her friends. That sense of Jewish connection and belonging that Ilyse feels at camp is exactly what we, as her mother and older sister, dream of finding for her in her school year and year-round in her adult life. Yesterday, Ilyse turned twenty. She has Down Syndrome. 

Betty Ross and Ilyse Ross

Real-Estate Investing, Hillel Style

With new luxury dorm, Orlando philanthropists offer local Jewish campus group a permanent funding stream.
05/13/2013 - 20:00
JTA

Orlando, Fla.  — Real estate developer Hank Katzen has a conviction: If you build it, they will come.

Except this is no baseball field in an Iowa cornfield. It’s a $60 million, 600,000-square-foot luxury dormitory at the nation’s second-largest college campus, the University of Central Florida in this city.

When it opens in August, the new dorm will push the bounds of cushiness. Every room has en-suite bathrooms and flat-screen TVs.

Orlando real estate developer Hank Katzen. Uriel Heilman

Kindle Your Judaism: Growing Jewish Literacy Through New Technology

Ask most rabbis what their number one recommendation is for "saving" the Jewish future and they will point to Jewish literacy. Helping young Jews become more literate about Jewish history, culture and religion is a top priority for Jewish leaders on college campuses. The way to do this is by getting them to read books about a whole host of Jewish themes and topics. Rather than telling college students to read a history of the Jewish people and having them feel like they have one more 4-credit course to take, innovative Jewish educators are envisioning new ways to encourage Jewish literacy. I was impressed when I learned of a new program being implemented at Brown University to get college students excited about reading books with Jewish themes.

Brown University is launching a new program providing Jewish-themed books to students on a free Amazon Kindle.

Eight Days Of Chanukah Videos: Day 3

The Great Menorah Debate

 

This 2010 video, "The Great Menorah Debate," is from Neal Katz's CD "Be A Light: Chanukah Songs for Grown Ups."

 

After Sandy, Where Do You Give?

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered or donated money and supplies to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Across the region, many still need help. Here's a guide to opportunities to volunteer and donate.
11/01/2012 - 20:00

After the surge of media attention that comes with a storm, the less dramatic work of rebuilding begins. We will continually update this list of opportunities to donate and volunteer in the service of Hurricane Sandy victims.

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New York and New Jersey are still grappling with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Getty Images

As Hillel Head Steps Down, Questions Mount For Campus Organization

Firestone leaving amid budget, fundraising pressures.
09/26/2012 - 20:00

The announcement this week that Wayne Firestone is stepping down as president and CEO of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life next spring has set off a flurry of speculation as to why the 48-year-old professional would leave the top post he has held since 2006.

Wayne Firestone: His exit seen as sign of the times.

Wayne Firestone Stepping Down At Hillel

09/22/2012 - 20:00

 

After seven years as the chief executive at Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, Wayne Firestone will be stepping down from his post in June 2013.

Hillel's Big Night

Hillel is enhancing Jewish life on campus around the globe. We attended Hillel's Renaissance Award Gala honoring Randall Kaplan and Kathy Manning. We spoke with the honorees, Wayne Firestone, President of Hillel, and Hillel members about how Hillel is transfoming campuses around the globe.

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