Danielle Leshaw


Hillel Balances Donors and Students on Campus

By Danielle Leshaw

Hillel Balances Donors and Students on Campus
Some say Hillel is too beholden to right-wing donors and students should vote with their feet. One campus director says the last thing the group needs is fewer engaged Jewish voices.Read More


The (Hillel) Kids Are Alright

By Danielle Leshaw

The (Hillel) Kids Are Alright
From all the ink devoted to the controversy at Swarthmore, you might think the Israel-haters are banging at the doors of Hillel nationwide. Rest easy, one campus director says.Read More


A 10-Year-Old's Take on Pew

By Danielle Leshaw

A 10-Year-Old's Take on Pew
I gave my 10-year-old son, Zev, the Pew survey on American Jews. The entire thing. One Sunday afternoon at our kitchen table.Read More


For Siblings, How Close Is Too Close?

By Danielle Leshaw

For Siblings, How Close Is Too Close?
Two weeks ago, The New York Times Motherlode blog featured an essay I wrote in anticipation of my children attending overnight summer camp for the first time. Zev and Ruthie, ages 10 and seven respectively, leave this week for Camp Kimama, near Netanya, Israel — and they’ll be sleeping in separate spaces for the first time.Read More






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