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Eric Fingerhut

Innovating, Inspiring and Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders


As the CEO of Hillel International Eric plays a central role in developing the Jewish leaders of tomorrow. Engaging the next generation and inspiring them looks very different today than in previous years. In addition to the challenges around BDS that sees Hillel leading campus advocacy efforts, the core of their work is centred around building Jewish life on 550 campuses in 17 countries. An incredible 94% of Hillel students say that being Jewish will continue to be important to them after graduation. Eric and his team are doing something right, and we’re going to hear about it.


For nearly a century, Hillel’s network of dedicated student leaders, professionals and volunteers have encouraged generations of young adults to celebrate Jewish learning and living, pursue social justice (tikkun olam and tzedek) and connect to their peers and the global Jewish people. By participating in life-changing trips and campus initiatives, students learn to make a meaningful impact on the future of the Jewish people and the world while they grow intellectually, socially, and spiritually.


How fitting that our event takes place on the UBC campus, with its active and vibrant Hillel community.

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