Israel on Campus

Hillel is proud to be the front-line Jewish organization leading positive Israel engagement, education and advocacy on San Diego’s university campuses.

Hillel of San Diego employs two Israelis who serve asĀ shlichim (“ambassadors”) at UC San Diego and SDSU. Shir Azaria and Yonatan Yogev are part of a national cadre of nearly 70 Jewish Agency for Israel Fellows. The program places young IsraelisĀ  on strategically selected campuses to serve as peer ambassadors who play a critical role in connecting Jewish students with Israel.

These campus Israel Fellows bring Israel alive for thousands of Jewish students. They connect students with direct Israel travel opportunities and bring Israel to campus with campus-wide Israel celebrations, cultural programs, Hebrew language classes and prominent guest speakers. They bring strong leadership and critical support to pro-Israel student advocates on campus.

To learn more about how you can meet Shir and Yonatan or what Hillel is doing to promote Israel on campus, contact Rabbi David Singer at or 858.550.1795.