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There are 2 comments on POV: The Future of Hillel

  1. Great article about reaching beyond the purview… But what about the orthodox, straight Jewish guy of Eastern European background? If it’s unsatisfying for him to have a leadership role, should he just look elsewhere for affiliation? Does it matter what the biracial lesbian feels about tikkun olam (or anything else for that matter), or are we just satisfied because we can check a lot of boxes that make us feel inclusive? Is spiritual meditation a meaningful way to connect with millennia of Jewish history and culture? Actually … Should diversity in student leadership be enough, or should we only be satisfied when BU Hillel’s director of student life and other professionals represent traditionally marginalized backgrounds?

    Why not be open and engaging to everyone because we recognize that all human beings have value? Understanding that all of us are created btzelem Elokim may not be fresh or innovative, but it might also be a good place to start.

  2. This is a very interesting article. It is fairly reminiscent of the approach of many Christian groups on college campuses by emphasizing both the social and spiritual activities. They could be a helpful resource for any future outreach efforts.

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