Sponsored by Members of UCLA Student Government: Avinoam Baral, Heather Rosen, Fabienne Roth, Sophia Haq, Manjot Singh, and Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed
Student Organization Sponsors: Hillel at UCLA, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Zeta Beta Tau, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi, Chabad at UCLA, JAM at UCLA, Ha’am Newsmagazine, Persian Community at Hillel, Hope of Los Angeles (HOLA), Jewish Law Students Association at UCLA, Persian Community at Hillel (PCH), Jewish Unity Network (JUN), Jewish Learning Initiative at UCLA (JLIC), The Bayit, Center for Jewish Studies Student Association, Transfer Undergraduate Students at Hillel (TUSH), First Year Students at Hillel (FYSH), IMPACT LA.
WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of State defines anti-Semitism as: "a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities”,Read more
Hillel and the Jewish community at UCLA have been in the national news over the past five days after the New York Times picked up a story we shared with you several weeks ago about a student being asked whether or not the fact that she was Jewish would conflict with her nomination to the Judicial Board. It was the most emailed story on NYT on Friday.Read more
Last week at UCLA, a student was nearly denied a position on the Judicial Board because she is Jewish.
We applaud the University administrator for stepping in during the meeting itself (to point out the discriminatory nature of the discussion) and appreciate Vice Chancellor Montero's letter to the Bruin afterwards. Student Body President and former Hillel student leader Avinoam Baral was also instrumental in correcting the situation. You can watch him on CBS news here
However, we continue to be deeply troubled by the increasingly blurred line between students' political objectives and hate on college campuses today.
Yesterday, the University of California Student Association board, which purports to represent more than 230,000 students in the UC system’s 10 campuses, approved a resolution that calls on the UC Regents to financially divest from the United States.
Yes, you read that correctly. The elected student leaders, now well known in our community for targeting Israel, are now attacking their own country.
We're excited to share our new website, generously underwritten by grants from The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation and The Doris Factor Endowment Fund.
Special thanks to our partners:
Our web platform, NationBuilder
Our programmer, Owen Ward
Our graphic designer, Emily Rich
Our featured photographer, Jessica Sherman
We hope you enjoy our new and improved site!
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Staff members Naomi Karp (left) and Danielle Natelson hang out in our new and improved student study lounge on the second floor.
Come visit and relax in a quiet spot with two comfy sofas, a conference table, and work stations.
The room is also available for student group meetings. Just make your request here and note that you'd like to meet in the Student Leader Lounge.
Special thanks to staffers Greg Santiago, who designed the space, and Adrian Villegas, who painted it and put all of the furniture together.