Highlighting September’s Tay-Sachs Awareness Month, JScreen, an at home education and genetic carrier screening program, is encouraging people to get tested for genetic diseases so they can make informed decisions about family planning. JScreen’s expanded screening panel tests for more than 200 diseases, a significant development from a generation ago. JScreen's screening panel includes many diseases common in Jewish communities, and detects … [Read more...] about JScreen Highlights September’s Tay-Sachs Awareness Month as Important Reminder for Genetic Testing
How SF Hillel learned to stop selling and start engaging its students By Emily Simons Two years ago, San Francisco Hillel faced a surprising challenge. Individually and collectively, our Hillel staff received awards and recognition for the quality of our student engagement. But, despite this track record, and having a staff member dedicated to recruiting students for immersive experiences like Birthright Israel, we were seriously … [Read more...] about Death of a Sales Pitch
How Jewish camp prepared me for a career in the Jewish world (maybe) By Paige Gutter If you asked me as a teen if I could see myself one day working full-time as a Jewish communal professional, I would have laughed out loud. Back then, I never could have imagined that someone like me, someone who admittedly goes out to eat directly after morning services on Yom Kippur every year, would feel at home working in the Jewish world. And why … [Read more...] about I’m Enough
The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators, Hillel International and The Davidson School of The Jewish Theological Seminary will launch a joint MA program in Experiential Jewish Education. Set to begin this fall, the three-year program, designed specifically for Hillel professionals, will begin with two years at Pardes in the Pardes Experiential Educators Program, in conjunction with online graduate study, and a third year back on campus. Students … [Read more...] about Pardes, Hillel and JTS Launch Joint Masters Program in Education
By Rabbi Adam Grossman
I commend the attempt by Leonard Saxe, Michelle Shain, Graham Wright and Shahar Hecht to accurately isolate the number of Jewish students on U.S. college campuses in the article, How Many Jewish Undergraduates?.
Our team at the University of Florida (UF) Hillel believes that understanding this number is important to ensure accountability in our work and to maximize Jewish and Israel engagement for Jewish college … [Read more...] about How Many Jewish Undergraduates:
A Response from UF Hillel