How Many Jewish College Students Experience Anti-Semitism?

The results of a new national study will shock you.

Staff Writer

More than half of self-identified Jewish college students at campuses in this country report that they have experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism there, according to a new national study.

New national survey finds that half of Jewish college students have experiences anti-Semitism. via

Nativ College Leadership Program In Israel Opens Inclusion Track

The Nativ College Leadership Program is launching a new track on Nativ called “Yozma.” Yozma will be an inclusion track for college-bound Jewish young adults, aged 18-21, with mild cognitive and social challenges. 


As Hillel Head Steps Down, Questions Mount For Campus Organization

Firestone leaving amid budget,
fundraising pressures.


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.

Israel Advocacy on Campus Gets New App

In response to a changing attitude toward Israel on college campuses, the Israel advocacy group StandWithUs lauched in 2001. Its goal was to serve as an informational guerrilla unit of sorts and work with established campus organizations like Hillel to combat anti-Semitism and anti-Israel propaganda. With calls for universities to divest from Israeli companies still occurring on campuses across North America, StandWithUs has found itself growing in recent years and working harder to reach more college students.

StandWithUs releases new mobile app as it continues to educate about Israel on college campuses

Campuses Are Safe For Pro-Israel Students

Special To The Jewish Week

As Israel Apartheid Week launched at schools across the country last month, StandWithUs, an Israel advocacy group, had a message: pro-Israel students needed to fight.

The Israel advocacy organization’s statement described the campus Israeli-Palestinian climate in bellicose terms, calling IAW a “hate fest,” and advocating a “hard-hitting, aggressive response” on some campuses. It reassured readers that StandWithUs has “a big arsenal of materials for students” countering anti-Israel activities.

Conservative Movement’s College Kids Mobilize

New coalition fights cuts to campus services,
but with little success.

Staff Writer

A protest by students over the planned reorganization of the Conservative movement’s Koach college program has won an acknowledgement that the program is important — but little else.

“There has been no concrete change,” said Rabbi Steven Wernick, executive vice president and CEO of the United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism.

He stressed that the planned reorganization never contemplated an end of Koach but rather that it have a “more narrow focus on campus because of [limited] resources.”

Rabbi Steven Wernick, CEO of the United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism.

Riding the College Merry-Go-Round One Last Time

Special to the Jewish Week

My wife and I are blessed with four wonderful children, two of whom are married, and the third a sophomore in college. Our youngest child- a son- is eighteen and a senior in high school. And like his friends, he is living through those weeks of high anxiety when college acceptances- and the other letters- are sent out.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik

Bracing For Anti-Zionism 101

College fair encourages students to prepare for diverse, often disturbing, attitudes about Israel.

Special To The Jewish Week

As if applying to college weren’t stressful enough — ask any high school senior currently working on applications — for many Jewish high school students there’s still another factor to consider in their decision.

Is their top college choice pro-Israel, neutral or actively hostile? What should a student do when a professor’s bias against Israel in a Middle East history class creates a chilling atmosphere for Jewish students? How should a Jewish student respond when campus newspapers and student government organizations attack Israel?

The recent workshop at Solomon Schechter of Westchester’s Hartsdale campus drew about 250 people.

When Technology & Shabbat Collide, Give the Benefit of the Doubt

This past Sunday, the president of New York University issued a mass e-mail apology to students and staff. The day after Yom Kippur might sound like a sensible day for issuing apologies, but the question is whether John Sexton actually needed to make a Mea Culpa.

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