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  • Engaging Millennial Jews: An Opportunity We Must Seize

    NY Jewish Week

    By Wayne L. Firestone, President & CEO, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life

    An annual ritual begins snow and runs through mid-June: approximately 100,000 Jewish students will be donning mortar boards and gowns and accepting diplomas on more than 500 colleges and universities across our continent.  This ritual is slightly different for the Jewish communal leaders observing it. They are wondering what’s next for this year’s graduates. Will they, like many of their predecessors, disappear from Jewish life during their 20s, only to re-emerge when marriage and children prompt a return in their 30s and 40s — and, even then, BE much less Jewishly engaged and surefooted in the ways of leadership than their parents and grandparents were? ...

  • Ambassador Oren speaks at GW

    JTA 2

    According to GW Hillel Executive Director Rabbi Yoni Kaiser-Blueth, Oren asked the students to stay and participate in dialogue, but they formed a small protest outside the event. Kaiser-Blueth said the protest did not disrupt the event and told JTA that it was a “wonderful evening.”  While no student group has identified itself with the protest, GW does host a chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine. A Muslim Students’ Association also exists at the university; Kaiser-Blueth said Hillel has strong, friendly relations with the group.

  • House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to Students: Get Involved

    The GW alumnus addressed faith, politics and youth engagement at an event organized by GW Challah for Hunger.

    April 23, 2012

    Thursday’s event was organized by GW Challah for Hunger, a chapter of the national nonprofit which sells the Jewish bread challah to benefit the American Jewish World Service Sudan Relief and Advocacy Fund. The group brought Virginia’s 7th District representative to campus to talk about his Jewish faith, politics, policy and youth engagement, and where they all intersect.  Read the whole article; See our Photo Gallery.

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