StandWithUs Selects Area 2023-24 for its Campus and High School Programs

  StandWithUs (SWU), a 22 year-old international non-partisan education organization that supports Israel and fights antisemitism is pleased to announce the local students participating in the 2023-24 Kenneth Leventhal High School Internship and the Emerson Fellowship.   StandWithUs High School Leventhal Interns: Dana Ozer, and Noa Ozer at Chapparel High School; Aviv Melman, Basha High School and Zoe Miller, Saguaro High School   StandWithUs…


The ADL-Hillel Campus Antisemitism Survey: 2021

A new survey conducted for Hillel International and ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) found that antisemitism is a looming and present threat for Jewish college students, with one in three students personally experiencing antisemitic hate directed at them in the last academic year. The nationally representative survey also found that most students who experienced antisemitic activity…


Arizona Hillel Foundation Welcomes New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation is delighted to welcome native Tucsonan Jessica Emerson McCormick – who has worked in Jewish organizations, municipal government, and as a writer – as Executive Director of the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation. Jessica will start on July 1, 2021, succeeding Michelle Blumenberg,* who…


Debbie Yunker Kail Receives Excellence Award

Debbie Yunker Kail, executive director of ASU Hillel, was named a Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence at Hillel International’s annual Global Assembly on Dec. 14. Debbie was nominated for the recognition by her peers. The awards, which recognize those who embody Hillel’s culture of excellence, were presented at the global assembly, where nearly 1,000…


Tremayne Smith: Atypical advocate for Israel

Tremayne Smith has become a very outspoken advocate for Israel lately. His passion for American-Israeli relations from a political perspective began in college at East Carolina University, where he was the student body president. It came alive for him when he participated in Jewish National Fund’s Caravan for Democracy Student Leadership Mission in January of…


Students need support in face of anti-Semitic wave

(Originally published in the Jerusalem Report Magazine) Most American Jews are well aware of the alarming upsurge in European anti-Semitism. In fact, Jewish advocacy organizations on this side of the Atlantic have become quite vocal in demanding that European governments combat this spreading scourge. Ironically, when it comes to the rise in anti-Semitism in our…

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