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  • Leonard Fein, progressive activist and writer, dies at 80

    August 14, 2014 | 10:04 am

    Leonard Fein, a veteran Jewish activist and writer, has died at 80.

    Fein died Thursday morning, announced the Forward newspaper, where he was a longtime columnist.

    A prominent voice of Jewish liberalism and left-wing Zionism, Fein was the author of numerous books on Jewish...

  • Al-Quds University president denounces extremist rally

    November 21, 2013 | 9:46 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    A Nov. 5 rally at the West Bank-based Al-Quds University that featured demonstrators from the Islamic Jihad flashing Nazi-like salutes resulted in Brandeis University recalling its faculty from a joint program. Divisions racked...

  • On its 10th anniversary, Lauder Business School looking West for new students

    February 26, 2013 | 3:42 pm

    With more than 250 students living, studying or partying on its campus, quiet moments are rare at the Lauder Business School. But when a lull does occur, it reminds managing director Alex Zirkler of this Jewish university’s opening 10 years ago, when it had only seven students, 15...

  • Brandeis students disrupt meeting with Israeli lawmakers

    March 29, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    Brandeis University students disrupted a panel discussion at a Boston-area synagogue featuring Israeli lawmakers and Jewish community leaders.

    The students, members of the Brandeis Students for Justice in Palestine group, removed their shirts in Temple Emanuel in Newton, Mass., to...

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  • Israeli lawmaker Dichter heckled at Brandeis

    April 5, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Israeli lawmaker Avi Dichter was heckled by protesters during a speech at Brandeis University.

    Students from the group Brandeis Students for Justice in Palestine stood up as Dichter began speaking Tuesday during a panel discussion before an audience of several hundred students and...

  • Israeli lawmaker Dichter heckled at Brandeis [VIDEO]

    April 5, 2011 | 10:21 am

    Israeli lawmaker Avi Dichter was heckled by protesters during a speech at Brandeis University.

    Students from the group Brandeis Students for Justice in Palestine stood up as Dichter began speaking Tuesday during a panel discussion before an audience of several hundred students and...

  • Brandeis Hillel again rejects membership bid by Jewish Voice for Peace

    March 30, 2011 | 3:54 pm

    The Brandeis University Hillel has rejected a second membership bid by the controversial Jewish student group Jewish Voice for Peace.

    Some 1,000 Brandeis students, nearly a third of the student body at the suburban Boston university, signed a petition circulated by JVP asking the...

  • Brandeis Hillel excludes a controversial group on Israel, generating debate

    March 14, 2011 | 1:16 pm

    Hillel may be the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, but that doesn’t mean every Jewish student group is welcome.

    Last week, Brandeis University’s Hillel voted not to accept the membership bid of the local campus chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace, an organization that has been...

  • Brandeis Hillel rejects Jewish Voice for Peace

    March 9, 2011 | 4:38 pm

    The Brandeis University Hillel voted to reject Jewish Voice for Peace as a member group.

    Andrea Wexler, student president of the Hillel chapter at the suburban Boston school, explained in a letter to Jewish Voice for Peace, a Jewish organization that champions Palestinian rights,...

  • Selection of Israeli envoy sparks debate at Brandeis

    April 27, 2010 | 3:12 pm

    Brandeis has sparked a controversy in the university community with its selection of Israel’s ambassador to Washington as its commencement speaker.

    Last week’s announcement of Michael Oren as this year’s keynoter has evoked a spectrum of responses in campus publications and online...

  • Milken JCC hires new director; Heschel West receives US.gov award

    October 9, 2008 | 11:45 pm

    Milken JCC Hires New Executive Director, Finalizes Strategic Plan for Improvements

    Paul Frishman, a 22-year veteran of the Jewish Community Center movement, has been tapped as the new executive director of The New JCC at Milken. He officially began Sept. 2.

    Frishman, 45, spent the...

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