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  • At J Street U event, Hillel president regrets hurt for backing out of J Street conference

    August 18, 2015 | 1:31 pm

    Eric Fingerhut, the president of Hillel International, apologized to J Street U student leaders for any hurt he caused when he backed out as a speaker at the group’s conference in March.

    Fingerhut was speaking Monday before 122 leaders during J Street U’s three-day summer...

  • Hillel chief Eric Fingerhut agrees to meeting with J Street students

    March 25, 2015 | 11:17 am

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

    Eric Fingerhut in a letter Monday to Benjy Cannon, the board president of J Street’s campus organization, J Street U, agreed to an on-the-record meeting...

  • J Street U students describe emotional, polarized Israel climate on campus

    March 25, 2015 | 9:27 am

    At noon Monday, several hundred students marched through the bright March sunshine from the J Street conference at the Washington Convention Center for a protest.

    “This is not a march!” organizers pleaded as the orderly group moved south from the Carnegie Library to the...

  • Hillel again taking heat over limiting Israel debate

    March 17, 2015 | 9:46 am

    Hillel President Eric Fingerhut’s decision to withdraw from the upcoming J Street conference has again drawn Hillel into conflict over the boundaries of acceptable criticism of Israel.

    Some two years after the Open Hillel movement emerged to challenge Hillel International’s...

  • Hillel, we are not your tools but your partners

    March 16, 2015 | 2:46 pm

    When Hillel International President Eric Fingerhut announced his decision to withdraw a commitment to speak to over 1,000 students at the upcoming J Street National Conference, he expressed only one major regret.

    In his statement last week, Fingerhut lamented that he would miss...

  • Hillel’s Fingerhut was aware of speakers when confirming

    March 10, 2015 | 10:07 am

    Hillel International President Eric Fingerhut was aware of who would speak at a J Street conference before he confirmed his attendance, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group said.

    “After agreeing to speak for the first time in a public forum with J Street U students he...

  • Hillel guidelines scrutinized

    By Ryan Torok

    January 15, 2014 | 11:00 am

    Hillel International CEO and president Eric Fingerhut has called for a review of how his organization’s national guidelines will be applied to Hillels on college campuses around the country.

    “The guidelines were passed in 2010. Frankly, not a lot of work was done on how to...

  • Jesus Day Flap

    By Eric Fingerhut

    August 17, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The dust-up over Jesus Day is turning into a firestorm. Thanks to the Internet, Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush cannot shake continuing criticism for the role that his religious faith might play in his presidency.

    Bush, the governor of Texas, signed a proclamation...