Hillel


Jewish Coalition for Peace

The Harvard Jewish Coalition for Peace, which will hold its first meeting in the PBH Building, is a new anti-Zionist Jewish organization focusing on Palestinian solidarity work, fighting anti-Semitism through solidarity, and engaging with the history of radical Jews.


Israel Trek Petition

A recent petition has been sent around about the Harvard College Israel Trek trip and its inclusivity. The Israel Trek group hosts its meetings in Harvard Hillel.


Epstein ‘Facilitated’ — But Didn’t Actually Fund — Wexner’s Donation to Construct Harvard Hillel Building, Director Says

Harvard donor and convicted sex offender Jeffrey E. Epstein “facilitated,” but did not contribute money to, the leading donation that funded the construction of Harvard Hillel’s building, according to Hillel Executive Director Rabbi Jonah C. Steinberg.


Students Criticize Harvard Lampoon for Anti-Semitic Image of Anne Frank

Hundreds of Harvard College students signed a petition denouncing the Harvard Lampoon, an undergraduate humor magazine, for its decision to publish an anti-Semitic Photoshopped image depicting Holocaust victim Anne Frank.


Charity Linked to Sex Offender and Harvard Donor Jeffrey Epstein Gave Thousands to Hasty Pudding, Professor’s TV Show

A charity connected to convicted sex offender and Harvard donor Jeffrey E. Epstein gave tens of thousands of dollars to the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 and a non-profit linked to a Harvard professor, according to tax filings obtained by The Crimson.


Harvard Undergraduate Council Votes to Fund Israeli Apartheid Week

The Undergraduate Council voted to allocate the Palestine Solidarity Committee $2,050 to host Israeli Apartheid Week at Sunday’s general meeting. IAW is an international movement across college campuses to raise awareness of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.


In Wake of Pittsburgh Shooting, Jay Harris Speaks on Anti-Semitism in the U.S.

Paulette K. Schuster ’20, who helped organize the Hillel event, said she invited Harris in response to students’ desires for experts to “contextualize” anti-Semitism in America after the “rattling” attack.


Harvard Affiliates Hold Vigil for Victims of Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Close to a hundred individuals — Jewish and non-Jewish alike —packed into the vigil to pay their respects for the eleven victims of Saturday’s tragedy.


Tal Becker

Tal Becker, a senior member of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, speaks about his experiences at the Israeli-Palestinian negotiating table. Among other things, Becker elucidated the process behind each peace talk.


Students Gather To Commemorate Victims of Violence in Israel

Students handed out flyers, held a banner reading “No excuse for terror,” and read aloud a list of names of people killed during the unrest in Israel.


A Protest at the Hillel

Co-president of the Palestine Solidarity Committee Fatima Bishtawi ’17 stands outside the Hillel to protest Operation Protective Edge, an Israeli military operation launched in 2014. Other members of the Palestine Solidarity Committee lay on the ground around her.


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