Why Hillel Matters More Than Ever

85% of young American Jews attend college. They need tending.

Courtesy Hillel International, via Facebook.

Courtesy Hillel International, via Facebook.

Response
Nov. 10 2014
About the author

Daniel Smokler is a rabbi and the chief innovation officer of Hillel International.


In their noble attempt to arouse communal action in response to the Pew Center’s now notorious Portrait of Jewish Americans, Jack Wertheimer and Steven Cohen declare the college campus “an opportunity waiting to be seized.” What, we might ask, is that opportunity, and how can it best be seized?

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