May 2020

Directors and Officers Nominated for 2020-21

2020-06-09T15:17:40-07:00

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

April 2020

CSUSM Hillel Presented Holocaust Survivor & Author Goldie Jacoby

2020-04-29T16:09:51-07:00

On Yom HaShoah, Hillel CSUSM presented to a waiting-room-only crowd Goldie Jacoby, one of the youngest Holocaust survivors, to tell her story of hiding from the Nazis in a barn for more than two years. Jacoby was born in Poland in 1937. She was just five when she and her family went into hiding from the Nazis in a [...]

CSUSM Hillel Presented Holocaust Survivor & Author Goldie Jacoby2020-04-29T16:09:51-07:00

Why was quarantine Passover different from all other Passovers?

2020-04-29T15:01:23-07:00

At SDSU, Hillel mounted two Instagram Live cooking shows -- one on how to make matzo ball soup and another on how to make matzo brei. About 20 students attended from all over the U.S. and Israel and so did former Israel fellow Gal Winrebe. 40 students received DIY Passover kits full of most of [...]

Why was quarantine Passover different from all other Passovers?2020-04-29T15:01:23-07:00

March 2020

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

2020-04-26T11:44:40-07:00

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

2020-03-25T14:37:44-07:00

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

Israel on Campus Parlor Meeting

2020-04-26T12:36:36-07:00

At a final gathering before the quarantine began, Elad Kanfi and Shir Azaria, Hillel of San Diego's Jewish Agency Israel Fellows, told a packed house how Hillel invests in student leaders of all religions who can change the conversation and improve the climate on campus for Jewish students. Hillel of San Diego board members, donors, [...]

Israel on Campus Parlor Meeting2020-04-26T12:36:36-07:00

February 2020

How to Plan an Amazing Program from A-Z

2020-03-25T14:32:13-07:00

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

2020-04-23T21:37:58-07:00

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)

2020-02-21T08:23:46-08:00

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