Readmit B'nai Keshet and drop the Standards of Partnership

OSU Hillel just expelled B’nai Keshet, the Jewish LGBTQ student group at Ohio State University, for co-sponsoring a fundraiser for LGBTQ refugees in the Columbus, Ohio area. Sixteen student and community groups participated in this event. Because Jewish Voice for Peace was one of the co-sponsors, Hillel International and OSU Hillel declared that the event violated Hillel's Standards of Partnership for Israel Activities.

When OSU Hillel expelled B’nai Keshet, they pulled staff advising, funding, and access to the Hillel building and student list-serve from the group. They also pulled a paid Hillel internship from one of their student leaders.

As long as OSU Hillel abides by Hillel International’s Standards of Partnership, it will continue to exclude LGBTQ Jewish students. Tell OSU Hillel and Hillel International to renounce the Standards, reinstate B'nai Keshet and support LGBTQ Jewish students today.


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