Hillel pledged to double its numbers over the next five years.
In its five-year strategic plan released this week, the largest campus Jewish organization in the United States pledged to double the number of students involved in Jewish life; double its annual campaign; double its funding to local Hillels; and launch an aggressive recruitment and retention program for campus professionals.
To help fund the effort, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center will increase its endowment from $10 million to $100 million. Hillel also pledged to strengthen its relationship with university administrations, Jewish Studies departments and Jewish communities near campuses where it works.
A first step in that direction is taking place this week in Washington, where Hillel is sponsoring a conference of university presidents and Jewish communal leaders. The plan is available here.