Is Hillel Succeeding in Realizing Its Mission And Goals?

By Bill Narvey

“…Recently two Hillel leaders advised me that only a handful of between 10 – 20 Jewish university students out of hundreds, had anything to do with Hillel at their respective campuses. Both noted that most Jewish students coming into university, were as one said, “already damaged” in the sense they had little knowledge of Jewish and Israeli history, little connection with their Jewishness, were fairly well assimilated, many were largely left leaning, many had more sympathy for Palestinians then Israel and that their experience at university did not change that.”