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
[In response to How Many Jewish Undergraduates? published May 22, 2018.]
By Matthew E. Berger
For thousands of high school students and their parents, the Hillel College Guide serves as a valuable resource in the college search process. The information provided in our guide, both in print and online, helps prospective college students gain an objective perspective of what Jewish life is like on various campuses and helps them determine … [Read more...] about How Many Jewish Undergraduates? :
By Leonard Saxe, Michelle Shain, Graham Wright and Shahar Hecht According to Hillel’s College Guide, if you are a student looking for a university with a large Jewish population, your #1 choice is the University of Florida (UF), flagship campus of the Florida state system. Hillel lists UF as having 6,500 Jewish undergraduates, nearly 20% of the total undergraduate population at the Gainesville campus. But in a study we conducted this spring of … [Read more...] about How Many Jewish Undergraduates?
By Nikita Rotin When I turned 16, my father told me I was Jewish. This isn’t uncommon in Russia, where I was born and raised. Many people discover their Jewish roots later in life. But I just didn’t think I’d be one of them. I spent the next few weeks poring over family documents - birth certificates, passports, letters. They reaffirmed the story my father shared with me: my paternal grandfather was Jewish. I had no knowledge of … [Read more...] about Getting Back to my Roots