Hillel believes strongly that pluralism is a core Jewish value. We recognize that students come from all different backgrounds - religious, ethnic, economic, and more. We welcome students from all backgrounds to participate fully in our community.
We further understand that the differences between Jews are important and should be celebrated. To that end, we work hard to meet the needs of each of our student constituent groups so that they have access to the most meaningful Jewish experiences for them. We seek to construct a community that is greater than the sum of its component parts. We offer simultaneous, yet independent prayer services and work with student clubs representing different ethnic groups at the same time. We convene the Council of Jewish Leaders, a representative body of student leaders that seeks out opportunities during the school year for these groups to come together to celebrate both the diversity and the unity of the Jewish people.
Our Pluralism Fellowship is a year-long activity for select students to participate in educational programs about Jewish pluralism, participate in a Pluralism Shabbaton, and run a pluralism initiative back on campus.
Questions about pluralism in general or the Fellowship? Contact Uri.