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Elon listed among 'The Top Schools Jews Choose'

Reform Judaism magazine honored the university in its most recent "Insider's Guide to College Life" for a commitment to serving Jews of all backgrounds and innovative programming.

Students light a Menorah on Nov. 29, 2012, during the university's annual Festival of Holiday Lights program in front of Alamance building.

Elon University has been selected as one of “The Top Schools Jews Choose” for the 8th Reform Judaism magazine Insider’s Guide to College Life.

The university is listed in the category of 2013 Small and Mighty Hillels of Excellence for attributes that include:

·         A dedicated professional leader

·         Demonstrated support from the university

·         Commitment to serving Jews of all backgrounds

·         Innovative programming

·         Growing Jewish population

The magazine is produced jointly between the nonprofit Union for Reform Judaism and the national Hillel organization, and it assists high school students and their parents to make their college choices through a Jewish lens. It will be published in August and distributed to Reform Synagogues, college guidance counselors at Jewish Day Schools and more.

From left: Elon President Leo M. Lambert, Lori Sklut, Eric Sklut and Assistant Professor Geoffrey Claussen attach a mezuzah at the entrance to the new Sklut Hillel Center during a formal dedication ceremony on March 3, 2013.

In addition, the lists will be available both on URJ’s website and on the new Hillel.org, which gets more than a million unique visitors a year.

Elon Hillel serves as a Jewish resource on campus committed to empowering students to make Jewish connections, building dynamic communities and generating excitement about Jewish life on campus.

Hillel saw significant growth during the 2012-13 academic year with the opening of the Sklut Hillel Center at 401 E. College Avenue, as well as the continuation of opportunities such as service programs in Florida, student travels to Israel through Taglit-Birthright Israel and the celebration of Jewish holidays on campus, among many other events.

Eric Townsend,
6/5/2013 7:00 PM