Important Information Regarding Recent Campus Events from Our Friends at Northeastern Hillel
Friends of Northeastern Hillel,
Students in several residence halls woke up on Monday morning to fake “eviction notices” under their doors. The notices were designed to appear as if they were legitimate, leading some students to believe that they were actually being evicted– during midterms. The mock eviction notice is a publicity stunt that has been used at other college campuses in the past. It includes factually inaccurate content about Israel and is part of a campaign of intimidation and fear used to manipulate public opinion against Israel.
The incendiary content and irresponsible delivery of the material runs counter to the values of community and civil discourse upon which we pride ourselves at Northeastern. Rather than seeking to prompt dialogue, the fake eviction notices alarmed and intimidated students in their homes, in clear violation of Northeastern policy.
We are in communication with Student Affairs regarding this incident, who have been quick to respond to student concerns. The administration is working with the Northeastern University Police Department to conduct a thorough investigation. A copy of the communication that was sent to impacted residence halls by the Associate Dean of Cultural, Residential, and Spiritual Life appears below my signature.
Anyone with concerns is welcome to be in touch with me directly, and students can additionally reach out to:
-Israel Program Coordinator, Ariel Scheer, at: email@example.com
-Program Director, Michelle Goldberg, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Northeastern Hillel and Huskies for Israel are great places to learn about Israel’s history and address the inaccuracies contained in the materials distributed this week.
Stop by and visit Northeastern Hillel and AE Pi at our life-saving blood drive today in Curry Student Center’s ballroom from 9 am – 2 pm. Join us to bake challah with “Challah for Hunger” in advance of Shabbat this Friday, and for Shabbat services at 6 pm and dinner thereafter at 7 pm at the Hillel House. Come tell us about your week, celebrate the start of Spring Break with friends new and old, and bid “shalom” to the students who will be volunteering in Israel this year during NU Hillel’s Alternative Spring Break with CJP.
Our vibrancy denies the fear and intimidation that others sought to create within the community earlier this week. Come celebrate your Jewishness and ties to Israel with us!
Executive Director טאובא רבקה בת גאלדא
Northeastern University Hillel
Statement distributed to residents of impacted residence halls on February 25th:
Several of you have reported receiving flyers labeled as mock “eviction notices” in recent days. The flyers were distributed by individuals who did not receive permission from the university and did not comply with our policies. The incidents are under investigation and we are addressing the situation with the responsible parties.
Northeastern University is an environment that fosters open dialogue and encourages discourse. Most importantly, we are committed to providing the safe environment for our entire community where the exchange of diverse ideas can take place. We understand that these incidents were at odds with this mission and made many of you feel uncomfortable.
We do not condone any behavior that causes members of our community to feel targeted and/or intimidated. If you would like to talk to someone about how this has impacted you, feel free to reach out to me personally, or to any of the following offices: NU Hillel; the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service or the Residential Life staff in your residence hall.
If you have any information that might aid the NUPD’s investigation into this matter, please feel free to contact them at 617-373-2121.
Robert O. Jose
Associate Dean, Cultural, Residential and Spiritual Life
Travel to Israel this Summer!
General NU Birthright Info session:
Thursday, February 20th at 7:00pm
305 Shillman Hall
Israel Campus Summit – February 19th!
There will be an Israel Campus Summit with incoming Israeli Consul General Yehudah Yaakov on February 19th at 7:00pm! Please email Ariel for more information on location.
Don’t forget to RSVP at: Israel Campus Summit Registration.
Click on the image to see the Facebook event!
Israel Peace Week – March 17 – March 21!
More information to come soon, but highlights for the week include:
- March 17th: An Israeli stage play named, “Oh God”.
- March 19th: A talk given by keynote speaker, Simon Deng.
- An Israeli food festival!
Got a thing for Israeli Music?
Next Israeli Music Salon:
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 at 7:30pm
Click on the image to see the Facebook event!
Calling all new students!
Love Israel? Want to hang out with other Pro-Israel students? Want to participate in fun events and make a difference? Join Huskies for Israel! Keep an eye out for us at the orientation summer activity fairs, and be sure to like us on the social media.