If we don’t give these young men and women a right to be part of our Jewish community, we risk losing them forever.
Tufts University’s Hillel is described as “an organization that supports a white supremacist state” in a student-written guide.
Large Jewish non-profits cater to many Jews, working hard to be inclusive. Except, too often, for the Sabbath- and kosher-observant.
Jewish students are volunteering at shelters to aid those displaced by the floods.
The group will be integrated into Hillel’s Israel education and engagement department.
UVA Hillel and its student leaders issued a statement standing on the side of “love and acceptance” after the white power rally over weekend.
Hillel’s College Guide lists 981 colleges and universities, from IDC Herziliya to Southern Methodist. And yet, Swarthmore and Wesleyan, where students participated in the controversial Open Hillel movement, are missing from the list entirely. Guilford and Vassar, the other two schools commonly affiliated with the movement, are listed in the guide. They remain affiliated with Hillel International, while Wesleyan and Swarthmore are not.
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.