Buckeyes for Israel worked with other student groups at The Ohio State University to bring the Jewish The Big Bang Theory star to campus for a wide ranging discussion of Israel, science, acting, feminism and civil rights.
"The Excellence Accelerator is an important step in helping our Hillels improve Jewish student life on campus, no matter its size or level of funding,” said Eric D. Fingerhut, president and CEO of Hillel International.
Hillel at UCLA - Student Programs's Fact Finders program sends 22 students, regardless of their faith, to Israel in order to increase conversation between Jewish and Palestinian perspectives. It has now spread to 20 other campuses across North America.
"As I started attending Friday night services and dinners at Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh on a more frequent basis, I met others who shared my values and passions. I surrounded myself with students who connect deeply with Judaism and can empathize with the warmth I feel every time I return to Israel, a place to which I truly belong."
Dozens of Hillel professionals from across the country gathered in California and Maryland for engagement training last week. They learned skills to connect with students near the periphery of Jewish life, meeting them where they are. #engageirl
"The Excellence Accelerator is an important step in helping our Hillels improve Jewish student life on campus, no matter its size or level of funding,” said Eric D. Fingerhut, president and CEO of Hillel International and a former Clevelander.