February 2020

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

Midterms Survival Kit Party


Midterms have taken over SDSU students’ lives and Hillel is here to help! We hosted a midterms survival kit party with a few adorable puppies for the students to play with because we all know that dogs are the best form of stress relief! Each student left with a goodie bag filled with a spa [...]

Midterms Survival Kit Party2020-04-24T19:09:10-07:00

Bowling For Birthright


We have had such an incredible Birthright recruitment season this year with a full bus of students from SDSU and Cal State San Marcos enrolled for the trip in May! To connect this year's participants with alumni and other interested students, SDSU Hillel hosted an awesome event at Aztec Lanes with free bowling, dinner and [...]

Bowling For Birthright2020-04-24T19:08:28-07:00

Getting Hands-On with Tu B’Shevat


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 [...]

Getting Hands-On with Tu B’Shevat2020-03-25T14:30:04-07:00

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