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  • Seven revealing facts about Jews at American colleges

    December 18, 2015 | 9:30 am

    Hillel, the Jewish campus organization, released its annual fall college guide earlier this month — complete with rankings of “The Top Schools Jews Choose.” The figures are estimated by campus Hillels. Here are seven takeaways.

    1. University of Florida has the most Jewish...

  • In football-crazed Alabama, a respite from the world’s ills

    December 2, 2014 | 2:57 pm

    On Thanksgiving at my son’s house, I found myself at the end of a long dinner table, some in-town family members on my left. They were chatting about college football, especially the Alabama-Auburn game that would be played two nights later.

    No surprise there — that’s what people...

  • Building bridges between Jews and Latinos on campus

    May 30, 2012 | 12:32 pm

    The growth of the Latino population in the United States is not news. Studies have long shown that those whose background lies in one of the many countries south of the Texas border are becoming a larger and therefore more influential share of the American population. According to...

  • 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...

  • How to Get Into College

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    • Start researching colleges early.


    • Think about your values and preferences (e.g., large vs. small; urban vs. pastoral) and look for colleges that fit.


    • Talk to college counselors, older friends, relatives and others who may have insight into the schools you're considering....