April 2020

Why was quarantine Passover different from all other Passovers?


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

Israel on Campus Parlor Meeting


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

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

No-Recipe Cookies with FYSH


FYSH (First Year Students of Hillel)  celebrated Valentine’s Day by making cookies with no recipe. Yes, you heard us, NO RECIPE :) This event was especially entertaining because the FYSH needed to decide within their groups which ingredients, and how much of the ingredients, were needed to make the cookies. It was a friendly competition [...]

No-Recipe Cookies with FYSH2020-04-26T11:15:43-07:00

Students Dive into Jewish Learning


Students at each of our four campuses have the opportunity to take part in the Jewish Learning Fellowship program, which is a 10-week conversational seminar for students to dive into Judaism and understand the religion in their own way.

Students Dive into Jewish Learning2020-02-21T10:45:44-08:00

Succulents and Sweets


FYSH (First Year Students of Hillel) celebrated Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish new year for the trees, with a variety of fruit and chocolate.  Participants made fruit kabobs, and each decorated and planted a flower pot with a variety of herbs and flowers such as chamomile, lavender, sage, and mint.  Tu B'Shevat is an ecological holiday [...]

Succulents and Sweets2020-04-26T11:28:36-07:00

Semitic Soiree – A Celebration of the Semitic Language Family


Last month, UC San Diego’s Tritons For Israel held their annual cultural celebration, Semitic Soirée - a linguistic exhibition of the Semitic language family that celebrates the cultures, alphabets, and similarities between these groups.

Semitic Soiree – A Celebration of the Semitic Language Family2020-02-21T10:45:53-08:00