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Survey finds nearly two-thirds of Jewish students feel unsafe, half hide identity

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A new survey has found an alarming level of anti-Semitism experienced by Jewish students on college campuses, with students who claim a strong sense of Jewish identity and connection to Israel feeling unsafe and...
A rendering of the new Hille Center at the University of California San Diego. Credit: Hillel.

After series of lawsuits, Hillel breaks ground for new Jewish center at UC San...

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The Hillel of San Diego has started construction on a new Jewish center across from the University of California San Diego campus after facing several lawsuits that challenged the project. The Beverly and Joseph Glickman...
High Holiday service preparations by Hillel at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. Source: Hillel at Virginia Tech via Facebook.

Hillel and Repair the World launch 2021-22 campus corps program

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Repair the World and Hillel International announce the Repair Campus Corps Program, which will support 150 college student corps members around the world to engage their peers in service, civic engagement, Jewish learning and...
A Students for Justice in Palestine march in New York. Credit: JCPA.

BDS-proof: Insider tips for helping students on campus feel secure and empowered

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Just because most colleges and universities have been on at least a partial pandemic shut down this past year doesn’t mean that BDS forces have lost any of their vitriol. Or that they’ve given up...
A “Free Palestine” sign on display with the University of Minnesota's gopher mascot that was erected by the school's Students for Justice in Palestine chapter. Credit: SJP via Facebook.

Jewish advocates warn that pro-Israel college students to face aggression on campus

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A number of Jewish groups have significant concerns about how Israel’s conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip this spring will correlate into anti-Jewish sentiment on North American college campuses as the fall semester...
Incoming Jewish Agency shlicha and former Knesset member Gadeer Kamal-Mreeh with chairman of the Jewish Agency and Israel’s President-elect Isaac Herzog. Credit: David Salem, Zug Productions.

Former Druze MK appointed emissary to Washington, North American campuses

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The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington will be bringing former Knesset member Gadeer Kamal-Mreeh—the first female Druze member of Israel’s legislature, to Washington, D.C.—as a senior shlicha (Israeli emissary). She will...
Teens are invited to #JumpOnTheBus as part of the Virtual College Road Trip. Credit: Courtesy.

Virtual College Road Trip offers tours, webinars for teens and parents

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High school students and their families can explore college and Jewish life on campus on a Virtual College Road Trip, the second annual month-long series. Each day in June, it offers student-led college tours, virtual information...
Butler University campus. Credit: Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock.

Miscommunication on Indiana campus turns into finger-pointing, harassment of Jewish students

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Butler University in Indiana said Jewish students had nothing to do with the postponement of an event with longtime political activist Angela Davis, despite false accusations circulating on campus targeting the Jewish student body. The...
The "Field of Flags" memorial in 2019 at the University of Rhode Island. Credit: Hillel URI.

‘Field of Flags’ memorial at University of Rhode Island honors Holocaust victims

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Hillel at the University of Rhode Island has created its annual “Field of Flags” memorial in honor of  Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, which begins on Wednesday night. The exhibit is set up on the Hammershlag...
Huntsman Hall at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Petition calls on U Penn to move graduation ceremony planned on Shavuot

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More than 1,300 students and alumni of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia have signed a petition urging the school to move the date of this year’s commencement ceremony, as it conflicts with the Jewish holiday...