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 [...]
We owe it to the thousands of college students in San Diego who rely on Hillel for our caring and compassionate presence on campus every day to meet their fundamental need for community.
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 [...]
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. [...]
Hillel is leading a cultural shift on campus against a tide of anti-Israel activism, which often leads to expressions of antisemitic sentiment.
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 [...]
The first year of college can be a challenging time of transition as students look for a place to belong. New students at UC San Diego and SDSU have help from Hillel to help make this transition easier.
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.
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.