A sampling of recent stories of particular interest... A Town Under Fire Becomes a Symbol for Israel; from the front page of yesterday's New York Times: SDEROT, Israel — This long neglected immigrant town a mile from Gaza, pounded by Palestinian rockets for the past seven y … [Read more...] about Around Our Jewish World
At the 2008 Summit in Washington, D.C., last night, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life announced a $10.7 million grant from The Jim Joseph Foundation to expand the Experiential Educator Exemplar (E³) Program and to support the Campus Entrepreneurs Initiative. This is … [Read more...] about Innovate. Collaborate. Create. Take Initiative.
Do you know someone graduating college this Spring? Think they could contribute to our Jewish world? Hillel's Schusterman International Center is accepting applications for its 2008-2009 Schusterman International Center Fellowships in Washington, DC. With its recent … [Read more...] about Time’s Running Out
The Jewish, Muslim and Arab communities at the University of Pennsylvania made history Tuesday night. With the launch of a new collaborative initiative called Bridging the Gap, these communities took a step toward building long-lasting working relationships within the Penn … [Read more...] about Building Bridges Through Music
Last night I engaged in my usual Motzei Shabbat stroll through downtown Jerusalem. While Israel may be in the midst of an unusual cold snap and most of the winter break tourists have departed, Birthright still rules the Midrachov. With a minimum of six bus loads filling every … [Read more...] about Our World is Also Flat