Hillel’s openness to engage with a stranger who showed the slightest interest in Judaism allowed him to teach the Torah to whole new audiences.
As someone who is actively working to connect my Jewish and gay identities, I know Hillel to be the most welcoming, inclusive place I’ve ever worked.
LGBTQ rabbis, rabbinical students and allies call on Hillel International not to let a dispute over Israel politics keep LGBTQ Jews out of Hillel.
The pluralism embedded in the DNA of Hillel campus centers is unusual in the Jewish community and exceptional in the healthiest way.
“Our goal is not to protest free speech, but instead to mourn the victims of the convicted terrorist.”
Playing ‘pro-Israel at any cost’ politics is dangerous and alienating for the Jewish community, strengthening harmful forces amongst our ranks.
The national prohibitions banning Jewish groups or individuals with “un-kosher” views about Israel from taking part in Hillel, and its application in exactly such cases as the expulsion of B’nai Keshet, changed Hillel into just another heresy-hunting Jewish organization.
— The Center for Jewish Life at Princeton University denied the local chapter of J Street U space to hold an exhibition created by the left-wing Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence. The J Street U chapter decided to go forward with the exhibit, to be held Tuesday and Wednesday, in another campus space, despite…
Hillel effectively pulled the welcome mat out from under the feet of Ohio State LGBTQ students and has sent a message to Jewish LGBTQ students across the nation that they too are unwelcome.
Much of the American Jewish and pro-Israel establishment places far-right, extremist voices and talking points at the center of their pro-Israel, anti-BDS advocacy –- with predictably disastrous consequences.