Hillel celebrates the fifth night of Chanukah by allowing students to light a candle on their own menorah near the entrance. Hillel provided Chanukah services throughout the Thanksgiving break for students staying on campus.
A perennial issue faced by Harvard Hillel reemerged in anticipation of the November 11 visit of Avraham Burg, a prominent Israeli author, politician, and activist.
Former Israeli soldier Avner M. Gvaryahu drew attention to the poor treatment of Palestinians by the Israeli Defense Forces and called for an end to the current occupation of West Bank during a speech at Harvard Hillel Tuesday evening.
Members of Harvard Hillel and the Harvard Islamic Society gathered Tuesday evening for dinner at Hillel. The annual dinner, in its ninth year, brings together both communities on the Jewish holiday of Sukkat Salaam.
The annual dinner tradition—started nine years ago and sponsored by Harvard Hillel and the Harvard Islamic Society—is part of an ongoing effort to encourage dialogue between the two communities.
Rabbi Jonah Steinberg speaks with students about their first day of class at the Harvard Hillel Faculty Dinner, which was held in the Hillel courtyard on Tuesday evening. Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, is on Thursday.
As members of the Harvard community prepare to celebrate the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah—which begins at sunset Wednesday and restricts all work, including writing—students and professors are working to accommodate those observing the holiday.
Guest speaker Benny Morris, visiting professor of history from Ben-Gurion University, Beersheba, Israel, gives his talk "1948." Students gathered at Hillel on Monday to celebrate Israel.
Students enjoy an assortment of traditional foods at the celebration at Hillel Monday afternoon. Students gathered to celebrate the commemoration of Israel.
While the Harvard community struggled to comprehend the news of deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon, several dozen students gathered at Harvard Hillel Monday to commemorate Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s day of remembrance for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism.
Members of the Harvard Jewish Community conduct the Second Night Passover Seder with a kosher dinner at the Hillel.
Congressman Michael Capuano’s (D-MA) Issues Director, Kate Auspitz, speaks on behalf of Congressman Michael Capuano on immigration policy and reform at Harvard Hillel on Wednesday evening.