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When tragedy hit the Pittsburgh community, WashU Hillel, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Chabad on Campus, and folks from all across the WashU community came together to honor those fallen by planting a tree in their honor.
Read about the first festival of its kind in St. Louis. A quote from our Silk Foundation Campus Rabbi Jordan Gerson, "We all really knew it would be a special event, but to see it take place, to see the Jewish community of St. Louis—which is very diverse, not just in terms of practice, but in location around the city and suburbs—in one place, interacting and engaging with one another was just a very powerful experience and really beautiful".
Three 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.