April 2020

CSUSM Hillel Presented Holocaust Survivor & Author Goldie Jacoby

2020-04-29T16:09:51-07:00

On Yom HaShoah, Hillel CSUSM presented to a waiting-room-only crowd Goldie Jacoby, one of the youngest Holocaust survivors, to tell her story of hiding from the Nazis in a barn for more than two years. Jacoby was born in Poland in 1937. She was just five when she and her family went into hiding from the Nazis in a [...]

CSUSM Hillel Presented Holocaust Survivor & Author Goldie Jacoby2020-04-29T16:09:51-07:00

March 2020

Coronavirus Stories: Hillel Edition | Jordan from Mozambique & South Africa

2020-04-26T11:44:40-07:00

Wendy McCreary, Campus Director at Hillel CSUSM, was thrilled to really 'be there' for an international Hillel student as he hurriedly flew home to Mozambique. CSUSM Hillel student Jordan is from Mozambique and chose a four-year college program at CSUSM partly because he has an aunt in San Diego. Wendy was especially worried about Jordan [...]

Coronavirus Stories: Hillel Edition | Jordan from Mozambique & South Africa2020-04-26T11:44:40-07:00

Israel on Campus Parlor Meeting

2020-04-26T12:36:36-07:00

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, [...]

Israel on Campus Parlor Meeting2020-04-26T12:36:36-07:00

UCSD’s First Jewish a Cappella Group

2020-03-25T14:28:32-07:00

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 [...]

UCSD’s First Jewish a Cappella Group2020-03-25T14:28:32-07:00

February 2020

How to Plan an Amazing Program from A-Z

2020-03-25T14:32:13-07:00

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. [...]

How to Plan an Amazing Program from A-Z2020-03-25T14:32:13-07:00

Holocaust Speaker Ben Midler On Perseverence and Survival

2020-04-23T21:37:58-07:00

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)

2020-02-21T08:23:46-08:00

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

No-Recipe Cookies with FYSH

2020-04-26T11:15:43-07:00

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

Succulents and Sweets

2020-04-26T11:28:36-07:00

FYSH (First Year Students of Hillel) celebrated Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish new year for the trees, with a variety of fruit and chocolate.  Participants made fruit kabobs, and each decorated and planted a flower pot with a variety of herbs and flowers such as chamomile, lavender, sage, and mint.  Tu B'Shevat is an ecological holiday [...]

Succulents and Sweets2020-04-26T11:28:36-07:00

L’Dough V’Dough: An Encounter With Holocaust Survivors

2020-02-21T10:44:43-08:00

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, SDSU Hillel partnered with the Jewish Federation of San Diego County to host six local Holocaust survivors for a unique intergenerational encounter with Jewish college students to bake challah together and share stories.

L’Dough V’Dough: An Encounter With Holocaust Survivors2020-02-21T10:44:43-08:00