Tufts Hillel gives students the guidance, resources, and opportunities to deepen their exploration of Judaism — when they choose and how they choose to learn more.
Over the years, students have developed incredible initiatives to focus on specific areas that are compelling, relevant, and interesting to them.
- Cummings/Hillel Program for Holocaust & Genocide Education offers Holocaust education that is also committed to confronting contemporary genocide and mass atrocities.
- Read by the River addresses children’s literacy and draws broadly from student volunteers on campus.
- Merrin Moral Voices draws on Jewish values, empowering our students to raise a moral voice in society.
- Challah for Hunger raises funds to help support organizations that combat hunger.
- Tufts Students for Two States promotes a two-state solution in the Middle East where Israelis and Palestinians will live in peace and security.
- Visions of Peace works to overcome these differences through projects that encourage the peaceful co-existence of Israelis and Palestinians.
Student-run initiatives are an evolving and powerful way to connect with some of the most important issues of our time. Initiatives explore issues such as health and wellness, children’s literacy, and Holocaust and genocide education – to name a few – through a Jewish lens, projected on the larger world we live in. Each initiative has its own leadership board and structure.