Young Adults

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Fellows learn to support Israel on campus

Given the recent rise in anti-Israel sentiment on college campuses, many Jewish students feel it is imperative to understand the Jewish state’s culture and complex political issues. Portland Hillel’s Our Israel Fellowship works to give students the tools they need to be effective Israel advocates who can educate their peers. This year Portland Hillel Director…

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Vienna Moishe House resident shares global view

Vienna Moishe House founding resident Natalie Assa, 22, visited Portland to swap ideas with Portland Moishe House residents and to share her Jewish journey growing up in Bulgaria. Natalie was in the United States to accompany two Austrian teenagers to the BBYO International Convention and extended her stay at the request of Jessie Bustamante, Moishe…

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Israeli Soldiers Tour stops in Oregon

Two reserve duty Israeli soldiers were in Oregon at the end of February for the ninth StandWithUs Israeli Soldiers Tour, which brought six pair of speakers to college campuses across the country. In Oregon, Itay and Yuval (last names are withheld for security purposes) related their personal experiences serving in the IDF, spoke about their…

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Survey finds ‘Hillel Effect’ on Jewish students

Students’ interactions with their campus Hillels correlate to a significant increase in the students’ positive connections with Jewish life concluded a study by Hillel International. Hillel’s 2016 survey of more than 10,000 Jewish college students from across North America and the former Soviet Union found that the students’ connections to Jewish life grows with each…

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