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On December 8, the Student Board of Swarthmore Hillel declared themselves an "Open Hillel." The unanimous resolution stated that Swat Hillel's goals of "fostering a diverse community and supporting all Jewish life on campus cannot be met when Hillel International’s [Israel] guidelines are in place," and therefore the organization "will host and partner with any speaker at the discretion of the board, regardless of Hillel International’s Israel guidelines."

Hillel International President Eric Fingerhut called Swat Hillel's move to create inclusive dialogue and promote free speech "unacceptable" and threatened that anyone who didn't meet the "guidelines" would not be permitted to speak under the Hillel roof, under any circumstances.

Swat Hillel is standing up to the exclusive and censoring policies of Hillel International -- and they could get kicked out because of it. Show President Fingerhut and Hillel International that they can't silence student voices and suppress the political diversity of young American Jews and the communities in which they reside.

Stand with Swarthmore Hillel and sign the petition!

See Swat Hillel's resolution ( and open letter (, and President Fingerhut's letter (

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