The former congressman succeeds Jerry Silverman, the umbrella group’s leader since 2009.
The president of the Jewish campus group Hillel agreed to a meeting with student activists from the liberal lobby J Street.
Hillel President Eric Fingerhut’s decision to withdraw from the upcoming J Street conference has again drawn Hillel into conflict over the boundaries of acceptable criticism of Israel.
The head of Hillel has passed up the chance to address 1,000 Jewish students at J Street. Benjy Cannon asks: Isn’t reaching out to students his job — whether he agrees with them or not?
Hillel International President Eric Fingerhut was aware of who would speak at a J Street conference before he confirmed his attendance, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group said.
Eric Fingerhut, the president of Hillel International, is withdrawing from speaking at J Street’s annual conference because of the presence of Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian negotiator.
Hillel International endorsed a Harvard event that included a BDS supporter. Ben Winter praises the group for opening its doors to alternate voices — and calls on it to do so nationwide.
Don’t let the name fool you: Jerusalem U isn’t a real university, but a far-right pro-Israel online group. Why did Hillel president Eric Fingerhut agree to speak at their recent event?
Relaying information garnered from an off-the-record conference call featuring the director of Hillel International was a “mistake,” the Open Hillel network said.
Eric Fingerhut, a former U.S. congressman and leader of Ohio’s system of public universities and colleges, has been tapped to serve as the next president and CEO of Hillel.