Reports of our Demise are Greatly Exaggerated!

This survey of the Jewish population confirms what many have feared. Jews are assimilating at an alarming rate, especially urban, educated and wealthier Jews.  The trend has been established for some time. Jews are increasingly more concerned with fashion and … Read More

Is it Okay to Celebrate Halloween as an American Jew?

This is an interesting and somewhat controversial question.  We live in a Christian culture, making it sometimes challenging to separate the religious from the secular. Sefer Vayikra (Book of Leviticus) provides the source of the prohibition against celebrating gentile customs … Read More

No Excuses – Time for Action

The New York Times summed up the recent Pew survey: Portrait of Jewish Americans like this, “[Among Jewish Americans, there has been] a significant rise in those who are not religious, marry outside the faith and are not raising their … Read More

Responsibility

A central theme of Hillel’s mission statement, which guides and supports everything we do here, is responsibility; specifically “responsibility to self and community.” Although we all understand in general that responsibility involves being accountable for something within our control, we … Read More

Exit Exams Are Coming!

This past August it was widely reported that in the spring of 2014, more than 200 colleges and universities will administer the Collegiate Learning Assessment Plus (CLA+) presented by the Council for Aid to Education, a non-profit organization “committed to … Read More