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, [...]
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, [...]
University of San Diego students planted a palm tree on campus to commemorate Tu B'Shevat - the Jewish new year for the trees - outside the University Ministry building. For most students, this was their first time planting anything, let alone a tree. As part of the holiday tradition, students sampled various fruits and nuts [...]
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.
Egyptian writer and educator Hussein Aboubakr joined Hillel at University of San Diego recently to discuss antisemitism with students. “Everyone’s voice should be included in the conversation about combatting antisemitism," reacted Simon Mizrahi. "Hussein gave students some essential tools to guide students in their approaches.” Aboubakr was born in 1989 to an Arab Muslim family [...]
As the Jewish Federation' OPTIONS 2020 event opened, eight Jewish women from local colleges and four women on Hillel's professional team joined with 600 other Jewish women in the community for an evening celebrating Jewish womanhood and San Diego's lively Jewish community.
USD's 27th annual All Faith Service on Jan 30 showcased six different faiths with a student representing each faith in a dramatic procession of flags, including the Israeli flag.
Even though students would be on break during Hanukkah, we couldn’t resist transforming our last campus Shabbat programs of the semester into one huge Hanukkah party!