Judaism as Peoplehood: The concept that in their diversity the Jews constitute one people as defined by claims of historical or by-choice belonging to the line of Abraham. We welcome all Jews who self-identify with this family, and seek to promote the well-being of each of its members across ethnic, religious, economic, geographic or other lines.
Hillel seeks to strengthen the Jewish People by strengthening each group represented in the Queens College student body. We work with Ashkenazi, Sepharadi, Bukharian, Persian, Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Israel activists, Jewish members of fraternitites and sororities, and many more. Our approach is to strengthen each group, which in turn strengthens the whole. Our Pluralism Fellowship is an opportunity for students to get experience and training in the nuts and bolts of constructing a Jewish People that is respectful of and celebrates the diversity within it. Our programs are designed to be intentional about target audiences, representation in planning, and presentation of multiple viewpoints where appropriate.