More than 100 Stanford students, staff and alumni gathered at White Plaza on Sunday to mourn the 11 victims of a Saturday morning shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue.
The campaign for a new, larger home for Stanford’s Chabad House got a boost late this past summer when alum Tad Taube ’53 M.S. ’57 donated $1.3 million to the Jewish religious center serving Stanford community members.
Stanford’s Jewish community has reacted with a wide range of emotions and opinions to anti-Semitic vandalism defacing campus, as well as to the University’s and student body’s responses to the crimes.
Do you think that Israel has a right to exist as a homeland for the Jewish people, and are you aware of the particular circumstances of Jewish history that might prompt that need and desire? And if your answer is no, if your notion is somehow that that history doesn’t matter, then that’s a problem,…
The kibbitz-means-chat email listserv has traditionally been at the heart of political debate within the Stanford Jewish community and often serves as a forum to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A month ago, on January 18, the chat list’s political tensions flared in the context of Stanford Birthright trips, leading to ongoing debate.
Gathered in the midst of White Plaza on Wednesday evening, an interfaith group that included Jewish, Muslim and Catholic students stood together mourning the lives lost to the recent violence in Israel and the West Bank.
Members of the Stanford community came together to remember the lives of nine Israeli victims of recent terrorist attacks at a Sunday evening vigil hosted by Cardinal for Israel (CFI). The vigil occurred only days after students had gathered in White Plaza in silent protest of what they have called an Israeli occupation of Palestine.
Since February’s ASSU vote to support divestment from corporations profiting from alleged human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine, the heated campus debate over the conflict has died down. But the conversation is just beginning for J Street U Stanford, a pro-Israel, pro-Palestine, pro-two-state solution advocacy group. Julia Daniel ’17, J Street U Stanford co-president,…