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Watch our CEO, Rabbi Noga Brenner-Samia, speak at the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) emergency conference on the relationship between Israel and world Jewry on March 14, 2023.

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"One Ben-Gurion University student told me of the impact of meeting and learning with peers from the US through a course we designed at Hillel Israel, with support from the Julius Stulman Foundation. That “really opened a window for me into my own Jewish-Israeli identity…the texts, content and discussions gave us an opportunity to think, speak, listen, learn from and learn about Jews who are different than us and about ourselves.” 


Noga on Galatz Radio

December, 2020

Galatz Radio

As part of the podcast, "Am Yisrael LIVE - Bridge Between Israel and the Diaspora."  Included in this episode,  Noga Brenner Samia, discusses the specific challenges of Hillels in Israel during Covid (in Hebrew).

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Hillel Israel's announcement regarding recent legislative changes in Israel:

We call on the Israeli government not to ignore the global Jewish community when it comes to making critical decisions involving the Jewish State and the Jewish people.

In recent years, the rift between Israeli Jews and North American Jews, the largest Jewish community outside the State of Israel, has grown. We may now be reaching a point of severe disconnect. The exclusion of Diaspora Jews, who hold a wide range of Jewish outlooks alongside a deep and lasting commitment to Israel, is an outcome that the Jewish people cannot afford.


"We set out to create something bold, an international ‘mifgash’ program – a joint cohort of Israeli students from Bar-Ilan University and American students from Rutgers University to learn together, exchange ideas and get to know one another,” said Noga Brenner Samia, Executive Director of Hillel Israel."

Hillel in the FSU

From Stalinist Oppression to a Jewish Renaissance in the FSU

by Claudia Moscovici

December 25, 2020

Times of Israel 

It is only when we recall the horrors of the Soviet regime that we can best appreciate the great challenges and successes of the Hillel International movement and Rabbi Goldman’s seminal role in revitalizing the Jewish heritage of students in the Former Soviet Union.

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Rabbi Noga Brenner Samia, Executive Director of Hillel Israel and alumna of Hartman’s Beit Midrash for Israeli Rabbis, speaks with Yehuda Kurtzer about what sparked this new brand of liberal Judaism, the role of religion in the public sphere in a diverse religious ecosystem, how to negotiate the balance between the Jewish and democratic character of the state, and what it means to be a “secular rabbi?”

Israel Hayom for media page

"Has not the time come for us [Israel] to invest in our relationship with Jews around the world?" Keynote article by Noga Brenner Sami, Hillel Israel's Executive Director, in advance of Diaspora Week in early April 2022,

To reach the original blog in Hebrew
click here.

Pinterest for Priests

 Pinterest for Priests

by Noga Brenner Samia

Purim 2021

My Jewish Learning

An insight into Parashat Tetzaveh.

Fiddler on the Israeli Roof

by Barbara Sofer

January 16, 2020

Jerusalem Post Magazine

Food for thought on Beit Hillel Theater Workshop's production and what it means to see the show when you grow up in Israel.

Shabbat Dinner with Kamala and Doug

by Yosef Abramowitz

August 13, 2020

Times of Israel Blog

Hillel Israel BOD member, Yosef Abramowitz, shares his shabbat dinner with VP Kamala and Doug Harris.

Jerusalem Post article

We Need to Spice Up Jewish Life at Universities

by Noga Brenner Samia

October 14, 2020

Jerusalem Post

Students will likely encounter a narrow range of possibilities for Jewish life during their time on campus, predominately offered by Chabad or national-religious synagogues.

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