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May 2020

Directors and Officers Nominated for 2020-21


The Nominating Committee of the Hillel of San Diego Board of Directors recommends for election the following individuals to serve as directors and officers beginning July 1, 2020. These nominees will stand for election at annual membership meeting called for June 9, 2020. President (2-year term) Todd Kirschen Vice President of Finance [...]

Directors and Officers Nominated for 2020-212020-06-09T15:17:40-07:00

March 2020

Coronavirus Stories: Hillel Edition | Jordan from Mozambique & South Africa


Wendy McCreary, Campus Director at Hillel CSUSM, was thrilled to really 'be there' for an international Hillel student as he hurriedly flew home to Mozambique. CSUSM Hillel student Jordan is from Mozambique and chose a four-year college program at CSUSM partly because he has an aunt in San Diego. Wendy was especially worried about Jordan [...]

Coronavirus Stories: Hillel Edition | Jordan from Mozambique & South Africa2020-04-26T11:44:40-07:00

Introducing Hillel @ Home


In the face of an unprecedented challenge, something extraordinary has happened. Over the past two weeks, the entire Hillel movement changed its service delivery model from in-person student engagement to a fully virtual Hillel experience. Hillel of San Diego made this pivot, too. Why? Because our students at CSUSM, SDSU, UC San Diego and USD are [...]

Introducing Hillel @ Home2020-03-25T14:37:44-07:00

Student-Led Painting Night


SDSU Hillel's painting night was a great example of how Hillel is run by students! Fresh out of an art class, Otis, SDSU class of 2021, spoke up at the beginning of the semester about how much he loves painting! The Hillel staff asked him if he would be interested in hosting a painting night [...]

Student-Led Painting Night2020-04-24T19:23:42-07:00

UCSD’s First Jewish a Cappella Group


UC San Diego Hillel students formed a brand new Jewish a cappella group. Over the past month, they met to build up a repertoire and begin rehearsing. The group plans to work on modern music, particularly by Jewish composers, as well as some Hebrew songs. Their goal is to integrate into the a cappella scene [...]

UCSD’s First Jewish a Cappella Group2020-03-25T14:28:32-07:00

February 2020

How to Plan an Amazing Program from A-Z


UC San Diego Hillel's Triton Jewish Leaders gathered for a workshop to learn techniques and best practices for planning an awesome program. Lesson 1: learn how to "yes, and" - which happens to be the first rule for both improv and brainstorming! We practiced "yes, and" by coming up with ideas for a hypothetical event. [...]

How to Plan an Amazing Program from A-Z2020-03-25T14:32:13-07:00

Holocaust Speaker Ben Midler On Perseverence and Survival


You could hear a pin drop when San Diego holocaust survivor Ben Midler spoke at USD about his teenage years spent in six concentration camps. Ben was born in Bialystok, Poland in 1928; some of his family had been lucky enough to flee Poland before the war began, but of those who remained in Poland, [...]

Holocaust Speaker Ben Midler On Perseverence and Survival2020-04-23T21:37:58-07:00

Parlor Meeting: Israel & the Climate on Campus (3/11/2020)


Hillel of San Diego's supporters and new friends interested in learning more about Hillel's work are invited to an evening of desserts and dialogue at the home of Emily & Chris Jennewein. Learn how Hillel of San Diego is investing in student leaders of all religions to change the conversation and improve the climate on [...]

Parlor Meeting: Israel & the Climate on Campus (3/11/2020)2020-02-21T08:23:46-08:00