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There are 5 comments on BU Hillel Is Being Reinvented, and It’s a Mitzvah

  1. Great exposition. And good work, David Raphael and Ethan Sobel. A shoutout to Susan Sloane, who is not mentioned here and will be leaving the Hillel at the end of the year, but her many years of professional service as the chief administrator of our Hillel are appreciated by everyone who had the opportunity to work with her. We will miss her!

  2. It’s great to hear all the good work that’s been done, but not checking ID’s?? Ok, so it’s not a student residence hall or FitRec or a bag check at Agganis, but many public buildings (including hospitals) request that ID’s be on display. That’s just irresponsible in today’s world.

  3. Some of these advancements sound lovely, but I personally don’t understand how the reshaping of a Hillel as relatable and welcoming to college students can involve a rabbi who “does not embrace homosexuality.” Birthright programming also doesn’t sound to me like an adept or inventive addressing of Israel-Palestine. All of this communicates to me that Hillel still isn’t even close to becoming a place I’m welcome, or will feel comfortable, as a Jew.

  4. As a student who has been involved in Hillel, I know this article misrepresents the truth. In fact, a majority of the executive board did not feel like this article represents Hillel or the current state of Hillel. Instead, this article confuses events that happened in the past with happening today, and glorifies the staff which a large amount of students who frequent Hillel do not feel comfortable with. It’s a shame that the Jewish community of BU is being run like this, and by Staff who decided they wanted to switch models in order to disaffiliate from J Street. They have made mistakes in the part few years which have led them to lose a vast number of donations, however, the lies in the article and the blatant disrespect David and Ethan show toward J Steeet will not help them with their financial crisis. And neither will their attempt to pay Facebook to sponsor this article.

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