Campus Affairs & Student Engagement

Mensch’s Guide to Campus Activism

Guide to Campus Activism

A Mensch's Guide to Campus Activism
Connecting college students to worldly issues.

Contact

The Hillels of Illinois
Regional Programs
30 S. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60606
phone: (312) 444-2868
fax: (312) 855-2479
email: hillel@juf.org

Lewis Summer
Intern Program
The Hillels of Illinois
30 S. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60606
phone: (312) 444-2868
email: lsip@juf.org

College Blog

Hillel Blog

Arts made accessible for Jewish students

(General, Arts, Russian Students, Levine Hillel at UIC, Fiedler Hillel at Northwestern, Newberger Hillel at U of C, Hillels Around Chicago, Loyola Hillel) Permanent link

Highly subsidized student tickets to Chicago cultural events are made available for students through the generous contribution of the Gordon Brookstone Cultural Fund.

November 2009 Brookstone events include:

  • Faust, November 3, Lyric Opera, 7:30pm
    Student cost: $10 sold out
  • Vladimir Feltsman, November 8, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 3pm
    Student cost: $10
  • Richard III, November 19, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 7:30
    Student cost after refund: $10

For more information on these events, please email suzannestorrs@juf.org.

Campuses experiencing flurry of anti-Israel activity

(General, Israel, Activism, Education, Levine Hillel at UIC, UIUC Hillel at the Cohen Center, Newberger Hillel at U of C, Hillels Around Chicago, Remote Campuses) Permanent link

UIUC Student ImageWhen Israel-supporting faculty and students returned from winter break last January, they found an escalation of hostility toward Israel and its supporters that occasionally crossed boundaries from civil exchange to verbal abuse and physical intimidation. This new intensity of anti-Israel activity followed upon the kind of behavior seen in Chicago and throughout the world during Israel’s most recent war with the terrorist group Hamas, said JUF Executive Vice President Michael C. Kotzin, who has been working with campus activists and Hillel to address anti-Israel and anti-Jewish sentiments and activities.

Students motivated to showcase different sides of Israel

(General, Israel, Activism, Education, Levine Hillel at UIC, UIUC Hillel at the Cohen Center, Newberger Hillel at U of C, Hillels Around Chicago, Loyola Hillel) Permanent link

NW Israel PhotoAs a reaction to growing anti-Israel sentiment on many Chicago-area campuses, Jewish students and faculty are re-asserting their support for Israel. With the support of Hillel and Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) professionals, students are initiating Israel-related programming that is not just responsive, but proactive. Initiatives on and off campus are also providing students, both Jewish and non-Jewish, with opportunities to learn more about Israel.