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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.