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  • Berkeley Hillel leaders urge students to reconsider J Street rejection

    December 12, 2011 | 3:16 pm

    Hillel leaders at the University of California, Berkeley, are urging the Jewish Student Union on campus to reconsider its rejection of J Street’s campus affiliate.

    The Jewish Student Union, an umbrella body for UC Berkeley Jewish student groups, voted last month to deny membership...

  • Hillel to launch its own tents for Israel

    August 9, 2011 | 12:33 pm

    Call it the tent movement.

    In Israel, tent cities are popping up throughout the country as part of a broad social protest against high housing prices in the Jewish state.

    In America, Hillel is planning to set up tents at 20 campuses across the country this fall as places for...

  • UCLA Hillel Honors Iranian Jewish Women’s Organization

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 12, 2011 | 7:51 am

    A few hundred of Los Angeles’ Iranian and American Jews gathered on June 2nd at a UCLA Hillel dinner gala honoring the L.A.-based Iranian Jewish Women’s Organization (IJWO) because of the groups long standing financial and community support for the UCLA Hillel center. The...

  • First Hillel hoops tourney tipping off at Maryland

    April 6, 2011 | 11:46 am

    Men’s and women’s teams from 20 colleges will compete at the University of Maryland in the inaugural National Hillel Basketball Tournament.

    Twenty-five men’s teams and seven women’s squads will be participating in the tournament this weekend, with the women’s final at 3:15...

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  • 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,...

  • UC-San Diego Hillel director reflects on divestment battle

    August 17, 2010 | 11:09 am

    Last April, Keri Copans, Hillel’s campus director at the University of California, San Diego, learned that a measure was about to come before her student government asking the university to divest from companies that do business with “occupying” powers.

    The bill didn’t mention...

  • Hillel 818 Salutes Educators

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 20, 2010 | 7:27 pm

    Hillel 818 held its ninth annual dinner celebration at Valley Beth Shalom on Jan. 28, honoring professors Donald Bleich, Zev Garber and Rita R. Werner with Distinguished Educator Awards. The dinner centerpieces, filled with needed school supplies, were donated to Community Build, an organization that helps at-risk youth. Hillel 818 represents more than 8,000 Jewish students at Pierce and Los Angeles Valley colleges and CSUN.

  • A new twist on spring break in Florida: Volunteering

    March 16, 2010 | 12:15 pm

    Spending spring break is a tradition of sorts for college students, but rather than partying, 57 Hillel members from seven campuses headed to Miami last week to volunteer at a youth center in the downtrodden Overtown district.

    Instead of swimming and sunning on the beach or getting...

  • Report: Communities Must Do More to Attract Birthright Alums

    March 23, 2009 | 3:29 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)—Nearly 160,000 young Jews from North America have taken part in Taglit-Birthright Israel, a 10-day free Israel trip aimed at revving up their Jewish identities.

    Of those no longer in college, only half have attended any Jewish event since their return.

    That’s...

  • Hillel Official Julian Sandler Dies

    March 23, 2009 | 12:21 am

    Julian Sandler, chairman of the Hillel: Foundation for Jewish Campus Life Board of Directors, has died.

    Sandler, who served Hillel for 15 years, died Friday after a brief illness. He was 64.

    He served as treasurer and vice chair of the Hillel board of directors and as chair of its...

  • Rachel Bookstein: ‘We work better together’

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 11, 2008 | 1:56 am

    Working on a college campus, Rachel Bookstein is constantly talking to students about sex. She has very strong opinions about it -- as does her husband of 11 years. A self-declared "Torah-observant feminist," Bookstein found the place where she thinks Judaism and feminism meet in the...
  • New UC president keeps kosher, loves Israel

    By Tom Tugend

    July 1, 2008 | 3:43 pm

    The new president of the University of California's 10 campuses and 220,000 students keeps a kosher home, lectures on Maimonides' "Guide for the Perplexed" as intellectual stimulation and spends Yom Kippur at the synagogue.

    It might not be enough.

    "The higher I rise in the...

  • In lieu of perfection

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Two Jews once came before the Talmudic sage Rav Yannai.

    "The branches of his tree extend into the public domain," one claimed. "They're a public hazard, interfering with the camel traffic. Master, you must surely rule that he is obligated to remove the tree."

    The tree owner...

  • Beit T’Shuvah, Jewish/Arab day schools, Charlton Heston

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Beit T'Shuvah

    I would like to thank you for printing "Rescuing Jewish Addicts -- A Day in the Life at Beit T'Shuvah" by Roberto Loiederman (April 25).

    The article is so well written, and it's so important that our community knows that an agency of our Federation is serving those...
  • Hillel opens doors to non-Jews, campus at large

    By Ben Harris

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Hillel centers on university campuses were viewed not long ago as little more than the local Jewish hangout, a place where students could come for kosher meals or socialize with other Jews.

    But in a move that Hillel leaders say has been forced upon them by this generation's altered...

  • Briefs: Jewish Dems slam Huckabee; ‘Settlement’ crackdown expected

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Outpost Crackdown Seen This Week

    Vice Premier Haim Ramon said last week that troops and police could be deployed as early as this week for a mass-removal of outposts erected in the West Bank without state approval. He indicated that the operation could be timed to coincide with...

  • UCLA dining halls open doors to kosher meals

    By Celia Soudry

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Getting by on prepackaged kosher sandwiches or salads is now a thing of the past for Jewish students at UCLA. For the first time, UCLA is offering hot kosher dinners Mondays through Thursdays as part of the meal plan for dorm residents. Apart from the plan, students can buy lunches...
  • Cafe Hillel marks new tactic to reach out to young people—in Odessa

    By Matt Siegel

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Ambling down one of the many picturesque side streets of crumbling copper and golden-colored slate that lend the old quarter of Odessa an aura of decaying grandeur, Kiril Alexandrovich was reminded of a famous Russian adage.

    "He who doesn't take risks," the 22-year-old Jewish...

  • Briefs: A bright future for Hillel; At-risk teens see Shoah art; Weiss incident wrap-up

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Hillel Sees Bright Future

    The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life rolled out its big guns last week for lunch with some 70 major local supporters and the message was upbeat.

    During a panel report and discussion at UCLA's Yitzhak Rabin Center, national and international leaders gave a...
  • The fab fundraising fifth-grader

    By Amy Klein

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Many people took it upon themselves to raise vast sums of money for Israel during the conflict with Lebanon this summer, but how many were still in elementary school?

    Ten-year-old Shira Bouskila was. The Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy fifth-grader raised $24,000 for the children of...

  • Students remind General Assembly they’ve got a lot to give, too

    By Julie G Fax

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In 1969, a group of college students staged a protest at the premiere gathering of the organized Jewish community, demanding more say and more attention to issues that mattered to them -- such as Soviet Jewry, Jewish identity and culture. They also wanted a younger voice to be...

  • ‘Moishe Houses’ provide post-Hillel hangout for 20-somethings

    By Sue Fishkoff

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Say you're a few years out of college, living with friends and working in a low-paying job for some do-good organization. You don't go to synagogue, but you miss the camaraderie of your college Hillel, and you like to invite people over for Shabbat meals.

    Imagine if someone was...
  • Converts’ Hardships Expose Truth

    By Laura Birnbaum

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "My father didn't survive the Holocaust to have his grandson marry a shiksa."

    Alison, my classmate from the University of Pennsylvania who is currently in the process of converting to Judaism, gasped at the harshness of the words delivered stoically by her boyfriend's mother.

    He...

  • Artists Dream in a Golden Age

    By Sarah Price Brown

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Sam Erenberg spends most of the day, nearly every day, alone in a 1,000-square-foot box.

    "It's like a temple," the painter says of his artist's studio.

    A lonely temple, that is.

    "I'm the rabbi and congregation all in one," he says with a laugh.

    Working as an artist can be...

  • Darfur Seder Raises Awareness, Funds

    By Amy Klein

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Alula Tsadik, a lithe black man in dreds, wearing a red-and-black-striped poncholike tallit, pounded his chest and moaned, "Mama," as he slowly circled the room at UCLA's Hillel.

    His tuneless melody, meant to capture the pain and horror of genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan, was...

  • What Do Gen-Y Jews Want? Everything

    By Sue Fishkoff

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Brandeis University just released a new study of Jewish college students. It found that they're proud to be Jewish, largely unaffiliated, attracted to Jewish culture more than religion, like diversity and don't feel strong ties to Israel or Jewish federations.

    Reboot, a nonprofit...

  • Jewlicious Conspiracy

    By Reina V. Slutske

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    In November 2004, I sat in Rabbi Yonah and Rachel Bookstein's kitchen. They are a young couple with three children, and together they run the Cal State Long Beach University Hillel (he is spiritual adviser; she is program director).

    Apple laptop on hand, Rabbi Bookstein talked of a...

  • Campus Outreach Connects Orthodox

    By Sue Fishkoff

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    At the Enormous Activities Fair during UCLA's Welcome Week last September, Sharona Kaplan stepped away from her own brochure-laden table to help out at the busier Hillel table.

    A first-year student perusing Hillel's sign-up sheet seemed stuck on one question.

    "So what kind of...

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