Hillel is now a member of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life had been an adjunct member of the group, which acts as an umbrella group and a convener of the presidents of 51 major Jewish organizations. The Conference of Presidentsâ€™ membership committee voted unanimously to give the group full membership.
â€œWe see this as a recognition of the need for the Conference to include those who will be future leaders of the Jewish community and to give them a voice in our deliberations,â€ Conference chairwoman June Walker and Executive Vice Chairman Malcolm Hoenlein said in a joint statement released Monday.
â€œThis development indicates the critical importance that campus Jewish communities play in pro-Israel education and advocacy,â€ said Hillel President Wayne Firestone.
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