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hree seniors saw the need for Jewish sex positivity conversations, so they created it with our social justice fellow on staff! Read about the successful program and conversations our recent graduates Molly Shuman, Rachel Boxer, and Jonah Klein-Barton began together with Margaret Butler in this article. Thanks to Kayla Steinberg, another student leader at WashU Hillel, for writing and sharing this article as a journalist for Hillel International!
Hillel at Washington University in St. Louis welcomes the community to join St. Louis area students for kosher for Passover lunches and dinners throughout the holiday.
AIPAC honored Washington University Israel Public Affairs Committee(WIPAC), an AIPAC-trained chapter advised by WashU Hillel, with its Campus Activist of the Year Award at Policy Conference. The school sent 30 students to the conference.
We are so proud of our excellent student Mike Kramer and his ability to share about his experiences about how WashU Hillel's Birthright Israel trip helped him discover his Jewish identity and become involved in our Hillel community. Click here and learn more about how Birthright Israel changes the lives of students across the world!
As part of national Domestic Violence Awareness month, expert Shaina Goodman will discuss intimate partner violence in the Jewish community at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 in Tisch Commons in Washington University’s Danforth University Center. The program, “A Conversation with Shaina Goodman: Jewish Responses to Intimate Partner Violence,” will feature a presentation by Goodman and discussion facilitated by Hillel student leaders.
Hillel at Washington University has hired two staff members who will participate in national fellowship programs through Hillel International.
On March 8, students and staff from WashU Hillel and Chabad on Campus present Anita Feigenbaum, Executive Director of the Chesed Shel Emeth Society, with a check for $8,374 that they raised for the cemetery restoration through the #WashUforChesed Campaign. Photo: Sid Hastings/WUSTL photos
Former Israeli supermodel Maayan Keret visited Washington Unversity last week to speak at an event organized by WashU Hillel. Keret, 40, spoke to about 80 people, the majority female undergraduates, in Holmes Lounge at Washington University, about the impact of media on the female body image. Chelsea Clinton, 35, addressed a larger crowd in the gym at Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, including 90 or so students in grades 3 through 8. The school was suggested to her by Missouri Rep. Stacey Newman, D-Richmond Heights, because of its reputation for having a progressive curriculum and commitment to teaching about social justice.
Hillel at Washington University is among 10 campuses nationwide receiving grants from Hillel International’s “Excellence Accelerator” program. This is the pilot year of the program, which will provide increased resources designed to support campus Hillels as they seek to achieve strategic goals to improve operations and increase engagement with Jewish students.
“I do want to say something about the young people…They live with such a commitment to social justice. There was a group [at the Cemetery] yesterday I noticed from Washington University Hillel. They knew nobody in that Cemetery. They were there because they knew they had to speak out. It speaks to what the younger generation is all about. They are activists and they have high ideals and they invest in their own time when they believe it’s necessary and I was really thrilled to see that.” - Lynn Wittels, President & CEO of the St. Louis JCC, during an interview today on "St. Louis on the Air"