Hillel International

Searching For Young Jewish Talent

Google marketing executive Mimi Kravetz will serve as Hillel International’s Chief Talent Officer.

Editorial Intern

Mimi Kravetz worked on Employment Branding at Google as a human resources marketing executive, helping the company attract and keep top talent by fostering an unconventional yet wildly successful work environment. Now, she plans to bring her own skills in recruiting and development to Hillel International as the organization’s first Chief Talent Officer. Kravetz spoke to The Jewish Week from Silicon Valley, where she will launch Hillel International’s new West Coast office in August. This is an edited transcript.

Mimi Kravetz. Courtesy of Mimi Kravetz

Hillel Chief Eric Fingerhut Agrees To Meeting With J Street Students


The president of the Jewish campus group Hillel agreed to a meeting with student activists from the liberal lobby J Street.

Swarthmore Hillel Drops Its Parent

Votes to disaffiliate with Hillel Int’l, change its name.


Swarthmore Hillel’s student board voted to drop its affiliation with Hillel International and change its name, citing Hillel International’s restrictions on Israel issues.

Hillel's Missed Opportunity


In pulling out of the JStreet Conference, the campus organization's leader forfeited a chance to inspire our next generation.

The organized Jewish community’s ongoing debate over if, when and how to deal with J Street is in the news again. On the eve of the controversial left-wing lobby’s national convention, set for March 21-24 in Washington, D.C., Eric Fingerhut, the international president and CEO of Hillel International, has announced his withdrawal as a featured speaker. His statement said that “after reviewing the full list of speakers,” he concluded “any benefit that might have come from this opportunity would be overshadowed by concerns regarding my participation amongst other speakers who have made highly inflammatory statements against the Jewish state.”

Hillel's Fingerhut Withdraws From JStreet Conference

Staff Writer

Eric Fingerhut, president of Hillel International, said today that he is withdrawing from the annual conference of the J Street “pro-Israel, pro-peace” organization because he objects to some of the other speakers.

American Campuses: Cause For Alarm?

Pro-Israel Jews across the spectrum agree that concern is warranted, but differ on what constitutes anti-Semitism.

Jewish Week Correspondent

A student at the University of Ohio recalls the heated moments when she and three of her classmates were arrested last September while protesting the fiercely anti-Israel rhetoric of a fellow student, the president of the Student Senate.

J Street U: A Third Of Hillel Int'l Board Should Be Students

Special To The Jewish Week

Our community has seen astonishing shifts around what kind of conversation is “allowed” when we talk about Israel. Last month, over 300 students gathered at the first ever J Street U Student Town Hall to discuss this shifting landscape. We invited Eric Fingerhut, Hillel International’s CEO, to join us. Though he originally committed to attending, he canceled due to scheduling issues.

Gabriel T. Erbs

Hillel’s Boundaries

Special To The Jewish Week

In recent months, several incidents, seemingly centered on Israel, sparked reactions nationwide, from both academic institutions and Hillels. I would argue, though, that these incidents have much less to do with Israel than we might think.

Tilly R. Shames

A Look Inside Hillel’s Boundaries

Special To The Jewish Week

Several incidents, seemingly centered on Israel, sparked nationwide reactions from academic institutions and Hillels in recent days. I would argue, though, that they have much less to do with Israel than we might think.

Tilly R. Shames
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