By David Katz The famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble creates music by blending musicians from multiple genres. A classical pianist, a virtuoso bagpiper and a celebrated oud player join to push the boundaries of musical creativity. Ma curates the ensemble based on “edge effect” an ecological concept describing the diversity of life that exists when two eco-systems overlap. When the forest meets the prairie, plants and animals create … [Read more...] about A Silk Road Hillel
Rabbi Benjamin Berger is joining Hillel International as Vice President for Jewish Education. In his new role, Rabbi Berger will oversee the Hillel U Center for Jewish and Israel Education, charged with leading the growth and development of all Hillel professionals in the core areas of Hillel’s mission, strengthening all Hillel staff as learners and educators.
Most recently, Rabbi Berger served the Director of the Wexner Heritage Program. … [Read more...] about Comings and Goings:
Staff Changes at Hillel International; URJ Kutz Camp to Close
By Shana Medel The little details mattered to Keren Khait. As the creator of Russian Restaurant at Hillel 818, the 22-year-old knew the annual event wouldn’t be authentic without them. She crafted homemade centerpieces from empty bottles and calla lilies to adorn each black-clothed table packed with hungry students. She designed a menu of Russian comfort food, including plov, a classic rice and meat dish, and piroshki, a savory puff … [Read more...] about Russian-speaking Jewish Students Find a Home at Hillel
Increasing Lay Leaders, Donor Prospects, and Israel Trip Participants
Applied Jewish Wisdom From Sukkot
By Bradley Caro Cook, Ed.D.
This is the second article in a series on growth hacking for Jewish engagement. As a gritty Jewish social entrepreneur who has grown micro-communities in nine cities, I will provide you with practical, grassroots, and research-based techniques to amplify your Jewish engagement. These techniques can be applied … [Read more...] about Adventures in Growth Hacking:
Who’s in Your “Sukkah”?
Indicators like primary turnout and high levels of early voting already show that the midterm elections, just days away, could have the highest voter turnout in 50 years for a non-presidential election. And the participation of young people, which has failed to materialize in recent past elections, could be key.
MitzVote, Hillel International’s non-partisan campaign to register first-time voters on college campuses across the United States is … [Read more...] about MitzVote –
“Today You are a Voter!”