Even a member of Open Hillel’s Academic Council tweeted that Open Hillel had “jumped the shark.”
If the Jewish community truly cares about free speech, we need to be consistent in standing for it — on the left and the right.
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.
More than 100 rabbis and rabbinical students are asking Hillel International turn back millions in funding from the Israeli-backed Mosaic United.
Open Hillel group rallied against far-right Israeli Minister Naftali Bennett in Washington D.C. on Thursday afternoon.
“Unlike anti-Zionists, who reign powerfully on many campuses, Zionists don’t have anywhere else to go. We need a single space where we can voice our ideas without fear.”
Jewish students defied pressure from Hillel International to host an event called “Jews Facing the Nakba,” commemorating the expulsion of Palestinians during Israel’s War of Independence.
Anna Fox writes about the Wesleyan Jewish community’s first time convening a conversation that violates Hillel International’s Standards of Partnership.
Mira Sucharov disagrees with Israel critics like Judith Butler on BDS. Here’s why she’ll sit beside her on the Open Hillel Academic Council anyway.
The Open Hillel student group has established a council of 55 academics who support its mission to open up dialogue about Israel at campus Hillels.