H.Res. 493: Recognizing the significant contributions of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life to college campus communities in the United States and around the world

H.Res. 493

Recognizing the significant contributions of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life to college campus communities in the United States and around the world

Date
June 15, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 493 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Ron Klein (D-FL) on June 2, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 493 would resolve that Congress:

  • "Supports Hillel's mission of service to Jewish college students and partnership with the campus community; and
  • "Congratulates the students, lay leaders, and professionals of the Hillel movement on reaching its milestone 85th birthday."

 

Background

Hillel, the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, was founded at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1923, and has become the world's largest Jewish campus organization, serving Jewish college students on over 500 campuses across the globe. Hillel has contributed to United States history by providing armed service personnel with counseling prior to World War II, welcoming GIs back to campus following the war, and sponsoring European refugees on campuses during and after the war, including the late Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Tom Lantos.