Cattle Car Exhibit in Harvard Yard Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day
In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Harvard students, administrators, and Cambridge residents gathered in front of Widener Library for the opening ceremony of a “Hate Ends Now” cattle car exhibit on Monday.
Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee Hosts Annual Israeli Apartheid Week
The Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee kicked off its annual Israeli Apartheid Week on Sunday, which includes a slate of events around Palestine and an art installation that received criticism from some Jewish campus organizations.
Harvard Hillel Executive Director Jonah Steinberg to Step Down After 12 Years
Rabbi Jonah C. Steinberg will step down as executive director of Harvard Hillel, the University’s Jewish center, at the end of this academic year after 12 years in the role.
Linda Sarsour Appearance at Harvard Arab Conference Sparks Hillel, McKinsey Criticism
Consulting firm McKinsey & Company and Harvard Hillel’s executive director criticized the Arab Conference at Harvard’s decision to invite Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian rights activist and an activist for Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions, which advocates for institutions globally to sever ties with Israel.
Pulitzer-Winning Author Joshua Cohen Discusses Novel ‘The Netanyahus’ at Harvard Hillel Event
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joshua Cohen discussed his 2021 novel “The Netanyahus” at an event hosted by Harvard Hillel and the Harvard Book Store on Thursday.
Palestine Solidarity Committee Hosts Annual Israeli Apartheid Week, Drawing Backlash from Harvard Hillel
The Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Commitee hosted its annual Israeli Apartheid Week this week, featuring a series of events aiming to promote Palestinian solidarity through virtual and in-person discussions.
Harvard Hillel Holds Holocaust Remembrance Day Memorial
Harvard Hillel held a memorial service on the steps of Widener Library in observation of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday.
800 Harvard Affiliates Sign Letter Rebuking ‘Anti-Israel Sentiment’ on Campus
More than 800 University affiliates signed a Harvard Israel Initiative letter supporting “the right of the Jewish people to self-determination” and Israel’s “right to self-defense” against rocket attacks by the Islamic militant group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip.
HUPD Investigating Two Vandalism Incidents at Harvard Hillel Amid Nationwide Rise in Anti-Semitism
The Harvard University Police Department is investigating two incidents of vandalism at the Harvard Hillel building that occurred within two weeks of each other in late May and sparked forceful emails from administrators.
Harvard Hillel Executive Director Accuses Cornel West, Supporters of Furthering ‘Anti-Jewish Conspiracy Theory’ in Tenure Controversy
Responding to vigorous campus support for Professor Cornel R. West ’74 — who said last month Harvard declined to consider him for tenure in part due to his outspoken criticism of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians — Rabbi Jonah C. Steinberg, executive director of Harvard Hillel, criticized West for having “egged students on” in “scapegoating and demonizing” Jewish people.
Supreme Court Justice Breyer Discusses Landmark BGLTQ Case, Remote Oral Arguments at Harvard Hillel Talk
Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer spoke to nearly 1,000 attendees at a virtual Harvard Hillel event Monday evening where he discussed the Court’s recent move to virtual oral arguments and a landmark decision earlier that same day that protects BGLTQ workers from workplace discrimination.
Amid Criticism, Jewish Harvard Students Create Pro-Palestinian Rights Group
The coalition bills itself as an “anti-Zionist Jewish organization” focused on countering anti-Semitism through solidarity with marginalized groups, and creating spaces and events for Jewish students outside of Harvard Hillel, according to a public statement on the organization’s Facebook page.
Jewish Coalition for Peace
The Harvard Jewish Coalition for Peace, which will hold its first meeting in the PBH Building, is a new anti-Zionist Jewish organization focusing on Palestinian solidarity work, fighting anti-Semitism through solidarity, and engaging with the history of radical Jews.
Harvard Hillel and Chabad to Increase Security Following Anti-Semitic Attacks
Harvard Hillel and Harvard Chabad will implement increased safety measures following a spate of anti-Semitic incidents across the nation, according to the group’s leaders.
Israel Trek Petition Hillel
A recent petition has been sent around about the Harvard College Israel Trek trip and its inclusivity. The Israel Trek group hosts its meetings in Harvard Hillel.
Epstein ‘Facilitated’ — But Didn’t Actually Fund — Wexner’s Donation to Construct Harvard Hillel Building, Director Says
Harvard donor and convicted sex offender Jeffrey E. Epstein “facilitated,” but did not contribute money to, the leading donation that funded the construction of Harvard Hillel’s building, according to Hillel Executive Director Rabbi Jonah C. Steinberg.
Convicted sex offender Jeffrey E. Epstein facilitated donations to build Rosovsky Hall, the Mount Auburn Street building that houses Harvard Hillel.
Students Criticize Harvard Lampoon for Anti-Semitic Image of Anne Frank
Hundreds of Harvard College students signed a petition denouncing the Harvard Lampoon, an undergraduate humor magazine, for its decision to publish an anti-Semitic Photoshopped image depicting Holocaust victim Anne Frank.
Harvard Chabad Holds Vigil for Shooting at California Synagogue
Roughly 60 Harvard affiliates gathered at the Harvard Chabad house Sunday evening in solidarity with the Chabad of Poway, Calif., where a deadly shooting took place Saturday.
Charity Linked to Sex Offender and Harvard Donor Jeffrey Epstein Gave Thousands to Hasty Pudding, Professor’s TV Show
A charity connected to convicted sex offender and Harvard donor Jeffrey E. Epstein gave tens of thousands of dollars to the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 and a non-profit linked to a Harvard professor, according to tax filings obtained by The Crimson.
Harvard Undergraduate Council Votes to Fund Israeli Apartheid Week
The Undergraduate Council voted to allocate the Palestine Solidarity Committee $2,050 to host Israeli Apartheid Week at Sunday’s general meeting. IAW is an international movement across college campuses to raise awareness of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.
In Wake of Pittsburgh Shooting, Jay Harris Speaks on Anti-Semitism in the U.S.
Paulette K. Schuster ’20, who helped organize the Hillel event, said she invited Harris in response to students’ desires for experts to “contextualize” anti-Semitism in America after the “rattling” attack.
Conversation with Jay M. Harris at Hillel
Jay M. Harris, professor of Jewish studies, spoke with Harvard affiliates about the history of anti-Semitism and the continued effects of prejudice at Harvard Hillel Tuesday night.
Tree of Life Synagogue Vigil
President Bacow speaks at the Tree of Life Synagogue Vigil at Harvard Hillel.