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Battle over the Birthright
Is J Street U attempting to ‘hijack’ the Birthright experience?
J Street U, the student organizing arm of J Street, is pushing to have Palestinians present their view of Israel to Birthright groups run by campus Hillel centers.But Jewish students and leaders argue that the effort is contrary to Birthright’ mission, which is to unify and strengthen the next generation.
Major Jewish philanthropist Michael Steinhardt faces ‘#MeToo’ allegations
With the ongoing internal probe, Hillel quietly removed Steinhardt’s name several weeks ago from the board of governors list on its website.
Coffee dates, Shabbat dinners, text study—and answers to the ‘big questions,’ courtesy of Hillel
As part of an experiential seminar this past year, fellowships programs ran on 51 campuses, serving 1,200 students; in the fall, Hillel plans to offer fellowships on 100 campuses and hopes to attract some 3,000 students.