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Hillel ranks UCF South's No. 1

Hillel International launched “Hillel College Guide: The Official Hillel Guide to Jewish Life on Campus” this summer, providing unique insights for students and parents on organized Jewish life, Israel programming, the availability of kosher food and the relative size of the Jewish community on campuses across North America. The magazine also includes rankings of what schools Jewish students are choosing. Topping this year’s lists are Rutgers University on the list of public schools and New York University on the list of private schools. Second to Rutgers on the list of public schools is the University of Central Florida, which was also named the South’s number one choice by Jewish students. The University of Florida ranked fifth in the nation. The rankings are based on self-reported enrollment data from the schools on the list.

“Jewish life on campus is an important consideration for many students as they weigh their options for college,” said Eric Fingerhut, president and CEO of Hillel International. “Our goal with this new magazine is to empower students and parents to find the opportunity that’s best for them to engage with the Jewish community during college.” 

The magazine will allow students and parents to understand the full spectrum of options for building meaningful, pluralistic Jewish community on campus, top-notch Israel engagement and education, innovative social justice programs and advice on finding kosher options. Additionally, it features several essays by current Jewish college students and profiles the innovative work of Hillel students and staff across the country.

The magazine will be published twice a year, and will supplement in-person campus visits for parents and students. Hillel International also provides analytical information at http://www.hillel.org/guide, accounts for 45 percent of the approximately 1.2 million annual visits to Hillel’s online properties.

The Hillel College Guide: The Official Hillel Guide to Jewish Life on Campus was mailed to 50,000 addresses across the country, and is available online at: http://www.hillel.org/magazine.


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